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Old 01-08-04, 01:51 AM   #1
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Bicycle Shoe for Walking

I would like to have a pair of comfortable bicycle shoes with cleats for clip in pedals that I could walk anywhere without damaging the floors with the cleats. I presume they would have to be touring or MTB shoes with deep lugs. Any suggestions of make and model that I should look at?????????
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Old 01-08-04, 03:05 AM   #2
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specialized also makes a new road shoe like that as well. I am going to pick up a pair for rides with frequent stops.
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Old 01-08-04, 07:23 AM   #3
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I have a pair of Look MX100 and a pair of Sidi Forest shoes. They both look sorta like sneakers.
The cleat (SPD) is recessed so the sole of the shoe hits the floor rather than the cleat.
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Old 01-08-04, 07:47 AM   #4
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The "Nike Pedalo" are also exellant on and off the bike.

I am quite fond of dismounting in Towns to have a wander about and the above fit the bill perfectly , they can even look more like normal street shoe`s if you undo the velcro straps and move the laces to the top...
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Old 01-08-04, 09:28 AM   #5
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I have a pair of 8 year old Diadora Jalapeno II shoes that I've used all over the place for commuting and touring. They're great because they sort of look like sneakers, they are SPD shoes and use basic shoestring (repairable) and one velcro strap. Lake shoes seem to look fairly normal too, but I just bought a pair of Diadora Chilis which is a little more odd looking than my Japapenos but still shoestring with a larger velcro covering. I haven't tried it out yet though, still adjusting the cleats on it.

But like you said, just find a decent shoe that fits well with long enough tread on it to cover the cleat area. Wider treads might be good to shed the mud if this is for MTBing.

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Look at the Shimano one as well was the MO-38 but the keep changing the numbers.
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Old 03-01-04, 09:31 PM   #7
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specialized also makes a new road shoe like that as well. I am going to pick up a pair for rides with frequent stops.
Which shoes are those? Are they compatible with 3-bolt cleats? I have Look pedals and want to be able to use them around town now and then, but my Specialized dealer didn't mention those shoes...
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I would like to have a pair of comfortable bicycle shoes with cleats for clip in pedals that I could walk anywhere without damaging the floors with the cleats. I presume they would have to be touring or MTB shoes with deep lugs. Any suggestions of make and model that I should look at?????????
Shimano makes a shoe like that. The last pair I had got me a good four years, which would have been around 70,000km of riding and some serious walking.
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I would like to have a pair of comfortable bicycle shoes with cleats for clip in pedals that I could walk anywhere without damaging the floors with the cleats. I presume they would have to be touring or MTB shoes with deep lugs. Any suggestions of make and model that I should look at?????????
Robert, I use toe clips with comfortable shoes that I can walk in, that's my solution.
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Old 03-02-04, 01:37 AM   #10
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I have a pair of Shimano MO-somethingortheother (like Rev. said, they keep changing numbers). They don't easily scratch floors, but it is possible to hear the cleat click occasionally when e.g. climbing stairs. So they can be slippery on wet, hard surfaces. Also, due to the stiff sole, they are not nearly as comfortable to walk in as almost any other shoes I have. But I suppose you have to compromise a bit there.

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Old 03-02-04, 04:52 PM   #11
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Which shoes are those? Are they compatible with 3-bolt cleats? I have Look pedals and want to be able to use them around town now and then, but my Specialized dealer didn't mention those shoes...
The Sonoma is the only one currently in their line that would fit that description...
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