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Old 12-08-09, 03:56 AM   #1
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Steel Toes???

Does anybody ride with Steel Toes??? I do just wondering?
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Old 12-08-09, 04:03 AM   #2
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At least in this time of year!
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Old 12-08-09, 08:04 AM   #3
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Are you planning to get your toes, but not the rest of your foot run over? Alternatively, I had a friend who found that something like YakTrax fit over his cleats if you actually mean steel studs rather than toes.
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I wear Redwing steel-toed insulated waterproof workboots all year. Even while riding.
I'm a welder/fabricator, and most places I've worked require protective steel-toed footwear.
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I have steel toes...and wear magnetic bike shoes. It helps keep my feet in the shoes properly.
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When I worked in construction; my toenails became black because of steel toed boots. Now I just don't wear em ever.
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I wear Redwing steel-toed insulated waterproof workboots all year. Even while riding.
I'm a welder/fabricator, and most places I've worked require protective steel-toed footwear.
I keep a pair of Red Wings, a hard hat, a life preserver and a hi-vis vest in the back of my truck for when I go on job sites.
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Redwing composite toe. Steel toes get cold in refrigeration. But no, I don't ride with them.
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I worked in a warehouse and we were givin a new pair of steel toes every 6 months. So I have several pairs, from shoes (low Top) to boots. I like them best in the winter...They keep my feet dry and cozy. For some reason steel toes dont seem to effect my cadence, or effort while in the saddle. I thought they would.
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Steel toes are great for off-road or rough urban technical riding where you might bash your toes or
ankles on rocks, roots, curbs, handrails, shopping carts or dumpsters. I've got this idea for a strap-on
cleat adapter so I can use them with my clipless pedals. My first prototype model kinda sucked though.
Whenever I put my clipless MTB shoes on my ankles feel so naked and my cranks attack them mercilessly.
I've inadvertently developed the habit of "grabbing" the cranks with my ankles in much the same way that
I "grab" the seat or top tube with my thighs for balance and frame control on rough terrain. With boots on
it's not an issue, with shoes on, OW! Ankle scabs take forever to heal.
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I used to, but I pretty much never ride with non lock in shoes anymore.
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