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Old 04-11-08, 02:43 PM   #1
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SPD compatable dress shoes?

anyone know of any "business casual" type shoe that accept SPD cleats? Something without colors or logos preferably. and something that you can walk in.

I found these, which look pretty business like (don't like the orange though):



any others out there?

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Old 04-11-08, 03:22 PM   #2
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Stupid orange dots messing up a perfectly good shoe. Designers can be idiots sometimes. I don't know of any good normal looking bike shoes, but I'd like to see if anyone knows.
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i like orange!

what? those are awesome. who makes those?

i'm sure you could just color it with some black nail polish.

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How about these?
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Not bad at all! however... $138. ouch!
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Sharpie will fix those orange dots right up!
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what? those are awesome. who makes those?

i'm sure you could just color it with some black nail polish.

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why bother? Go to a shoe outlet store. Buy a decent inexpensive pair of dress shoes and leave em at work. Works for me.

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Not bad at all! however... $138. ouch!
And to think I'm looking to spend $240 on a pair of Sidi Genius 5 Mega Shoes.

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anyone know of any "business casual" type shoe that accept SPD cleats? Something without colors or logos preferably. and something that you can walk in.

I found these, which look pretty business like (don't like the orange though):



any others out there?

I like the three 1950's Buick portholes on the side. A big orange grille in the toe would complete the effect and cool your toes. Very retro.

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why bother? Go to a shoe outlet store. Buy a decent inexpensive pair of dress shoes and leave em at work. Works for me.

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i like the idea of hopping on and off the bike without switching shoes. sometimes i might ride up to meet someone for dinner or something and really don't want to carry extra shoes with me. so, it's not strictly for work.
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