Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Commuting Bicycle commuting is easier than you think, before you know it, you'll be hooked. Learn the tips, hints, equipment, safety requirements for safely riding your bike to work.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-21-06, 07:36 PM   #1
kyle!
what.
Thread Starter
 
kyle!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: SD, CA, USA
Bikes: raleigh rush hour
Posts: 1,276
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Shoes Shoes Shoes??????

hello. i'm looking to purchase cycling shoes for commuting but am hitting a wall. i want something that's casual so i can walk with them on, not too bulky, and most annoyingly, i want them leather free. the Nike Katos seemed to fit that bill but no one has my size(as far as i've looked).


any recommendations before i go crazy and just replace my pedals on my new bike with cages?
kyle! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-06, 08:09 PM   #2
icedmocha 
There's time now
 
icedmocha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: On a stack of books, PA
Bikes:
Posts: 727
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 661 Post(s)
I was unable to find a leather-free clipless casual shoe as well. I simply keep a pair of shoes in my bag. I know that is not the answer you are looking for though.
icedmocha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-06, 08:25 PM   #3
kyle!
what.
Thread Starter
 
kyle!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: SD, CA, USA
Bikes: raleigh rush hour
Posts: 1,276
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
but it might be the only thing to do. i don't mind really doing it commuting to work and such. but what about just going to on a ride to the store, to hang out, etc, etc? i don't wanna clunk around in silly shoes.


aye. it's looking more and more that i'll go with cages. but meh, i wanna go clipless!!! waaaaahhwaahhhh!!!!
kyle! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-06, 08:28 AM   #4
ken cummings
Senior Member
 
ken cummings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: northern California
Bikes: Bruce Gordon BLT, Cannondale parts bike, Ecodyne recumbent trike, Counterpoint Opus 2, miyata 1000
Posts: 5,601
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
San Diego eh? You can get clipless open toed sandles. Then use the little rubber/plastic thingies that cover the widgets in the soles for off-bike use. I just wear my loose comfortable size 13 New Balance Nike work shoes on my 20 mile ride home, toe clips and all.
ken cummings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-06, 08:53 AM   #5
max-a-mill
aspiring dirtbag commuter
 
max-a-mill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: philly
Bikes:
Posts: 2,121
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
lake or shimano spd sandals... no leather, plenty of "casual style", nice reecessed cleat theat dosen't click while you walk...
max-a-mill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-06, 10:29 AM   #6
noisebeam
Al
 
noisebeam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: AZ
Bikes: Cannondale SuperSix, Lemond Poprad. Retired: Jamis Sputnik, Centurion LeMans Fixed, Diamond Back ascent ex
Posts: 14,114
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 430 Post(s)
Agreed on the sandals, perfect for SD, perfect for 'a ride to the store' and 'just hanging out'

Al
noisebeam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-06, 10:32 AM   #7
Overkll
Sandals and Eggbeaters...
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Windsor, ON
Bikes:
Posts: 85
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
As above, sandals are THE way to go. I have the Exustar sandals and I'm loving them. Sooo comfortable walking, I wear them even off the bike. My wife thinks I'm a bit of a geek though . I wear them all day at work, no covers needed for the cleats (recessed adequately).

Kerry
Overkll is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:09 PM.