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Old 04-15-14, 10:14 AM   #1
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Teva The Links Bike shoe

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I often see questions/ comments about people wanting a nice all around shoe that is also well suited for biking. So I figured I'd share my experience with these.

Just did my first week on these shoes. I really like them so far. Comfy and not too stiff, but the sole is definitely thick enough to stay lively. Also, it has made my crappy MTB pedals much more bearable(reduced pressure points). And they are quite grippy as well. I haven't wanted to upgrade pedals because I always bump and scratch them at stop lights when I go to place a foot on the curb. This will be fine for now though, I've been needing new shoes anyway, so two birds with one stone!




(Yes I took off my shoe at work to take a picture of it for this post... )
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Looks nice. But I feel weird riding without spd pedals. Probably pickup mt33 shoes from nashbar this week or next.
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Mesh toe section is better suited to where you live .

I have New Balance postal route walker's s shoes for a similar look ..
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Old 04-15-14, 11:01 AM   #4
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I have to admit I've never ridden with SPD pedals, I'm sure they are far superior for biking needs. I'm just too much of a cheepo to cough up the money for a dedicated pair of cycling shoes and new pedals. Not to mention I'm a little intimidated and not very knowledgeable of them in general; but once I get a bike that is more suitable for them, I'll have to check them out.
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I got my first wellgo pedals used for cheap. Same with the shoes. I think I paid 40ish total for both.

Fell down a couple times on the grass in my front yard and I was good to go. I have fallen over and crashed because I couldn't unclip but I'm clumsy I probably would have fallen anyways.

Now I use platform /spd pedals so I can wear tennis shoes for quick errands. And spds for commuting
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-Disclaimer! I work for the parent company of TEVA, for a sister brand- Not tried the Links style, but do use the PIVOT with Shimano A530 dual platform pedals on my road bike while in the city. Don't like clipping in and out in stop and go traffic, the stop light every block deal, but then the option of clipping in when I get to the areas with longer distance between stop lights/signs. TEVA is re-aligning their product line, and quit the cycling business, so once they're sold out the company probably wont replenish stock.
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thanks for the heads up. I think I actually like these enough to buy another pair while their still in business to save for later.
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I snagged a pair off zappos, sizing up a half size based on reviews. Still super snug, thinking I might return them and check out some five tens instead.
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