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    Cary, NC Commuter BiketoFeel's Avatar
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    What is the shoe equivalent of the Brooks saddle?

    Natural materials, comfortable, durable, cool, etc...

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    For clipless (two or three hole), or for Fred pedals?
    Don't believe everything you think.

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    The closest I've come is Keen Coronado II's. Leather and canvas sneakers (styled like Converse Chucks) with great arch support. Keen also makes Coronado Cruisers, which are basically the same shoes, but with a stiffer sole for cycling. I walk a lot, so I stick with the non-cycling specific shoes.


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    Cary, NC Commuter BiketoFeel's Avatar
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    Clipless probably but I'll take all comers.

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    Dromarti shoes. I saw these at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show and they are a work of art.

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    We have met the enemy and they is us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blakcloud View Post
    Dromarti shoes. I saw these at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show and they are a work of art.
    Without a doubt. When I can afford a pair, I will get some. They remind me of the Diadoras that I had about 25 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlmostGreenGuy View Post
    with great arch support.
    This reminds me, I need to find an insole for my Shimano mountain bike shoes; the ones that come with it have a big hump at the arch, which should be left flat like in Converses. They remind me of the Reeboks I had... a couple years of that and my feet were all screwed up due to the weakened arch. I guess it's meant to couple firmly to your feet for power transfer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blakcloud View Post
    Dromarti shoes. I saw these at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show and they are a work of art.
    Not to be a total rube but uh is there a way to tie shoes so the laces stay tight and don't get caught in the chainring? I am a slave to velcro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg View Post
    Not to be a total rube but uh is there a way to tie shoes so the laces stay tight and don't get caught in the chainring? I am a slave to velcro.
    I hear you with this one. The best way to keep laces tight is to have the right kind of laces. First round laces almost never stay tight. The best laces are flat like running shoe laces. The other thing is a cotton lace is a better than a nylon lace. If I bought the Dromarti, I would switch out the laces. I like velcro to but not on a shoe like that one.

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    The Dromartis look great, and will probably last a lifetime. Definitely a complement to a Brooks saddle. Expensive, but handcrafted items always are.

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    bump.
    I'm interested in just regular platform shoes. I've just about worn out my shoes and I'm looking for new ones but the main problem with mine is that they smell after a while. =/
    what materials would be best for a shoe?

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    Keens.

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    I seem to be moving in the direction of sandals lately, Keen is my preferred, but I'm not locked into them at all.

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