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Old 07-13-08, 04:08 AM   #1
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Big brand shoe Co's have not "cycling" section on websites

This isn't necessarily so important but has anyone else noticed that many large shoe companies, (Nike, Adidas, Puma) do NOT have "cycling" as a category on their websites? I know Nike and Adidas make bike shoes. Nike lists Lacrosse and dance (dance???) but not biking.

Nike also has a "Livestrong" line that is Lance's line and money goes to cancer... they sell NO bike shoes. when you click on the section there is a picture of lance jogging.

Does anyone have any idea why?
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Old 07-13-08, 06:41 AM   #2
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What do you consider a cycling shoe? A cleated shoe for clipless pedals or one for using with clips and straps. Or one for just ordinary flats? Maybe they don't have a specific section becasue the definition is vague.
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It is also a minuscule portion of the market.

FWIW quite often I wear a pair of these for cycling...and they aren't listed as cycling shoes either

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Old 07-13-08, 06:51 AM   #4
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It is also a minuscule portion of the market.

FWIW quite often I wear a pair of these for cycling...and they aren't listed as cycling shoes either

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Theres probably a lot of marginal sports out there. If I shopping for some cleated shoes I'm going to be hitting the bike shops. I might not buy there but I'll handle the stock, maybe check sizing (I always buy something just to make myself even).

For non cleated shoes I hit the sporting good stores with pedal in hand. Nothing takes the place of a fit check and seeing how much the soles flex.
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I order shoes on the Internet only if they are in a size and specific model I have already worn comfortably. Otherwise, I concur that there is no substitute for a fit check.
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Nike lists Lacrosse and dance (dance???) but not biking.
Trust me, dancers find the idea of biking shoes just as strange as you seem to find the idea of dance shoes.
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Adidas does make road shoes... bike Nashbar shows at least three styles of their brand. http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...20Road%20Shoes

Don't know about Nike and the others... but like John E, I go to a bike shop to try them on... Shoes are one thing that has to fit me just right. Jerseys and Shorts I will order.
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