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Old 08-25-08, 08:13 PM   #1
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Clipless and clipped shoes????

I tried searching for this with all different keywords but couldn't find anything. Does someone make a cycling shoe that can be used with toe clips or cleats? I really like my straps but everyone tells me to go clipless. Any sugestions?
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I think there are some really expensive shoes that will take cleats. You can also buy new old stock shoes if you search.

I'm going clipless soon, I have been thinking about it for the last 20 years at least.
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There are SPD-compatible hikers & BMX flats out there; if you're looking road-pedal-compatible, you may be outta luck. Never seen one.
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I tried searching for this with all different keywords but couldn't find anything. Does someone make a cycling shoe that can be used with toe clips or cleats? I really like my straps but everyone tells me to go clipless. Any sugestions?
I believe you might look at sixsixone.com
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http://www.yellowjersey.org/scrpvecc.html

But go clipless, it's easier in the long run
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I tried searching for this with all different keywords but couldn't find anything. Does someone make a cycling shoe that can be used with toe clips or cleats?
SURE. It's just matter of using the proper cleats. Lots of shoes come with multiple bolt holes to accomodate different cleats.

If yer already using topclips I honestly dunn know what yer waiting for to go clipless. Even if ur expert with the straps, think about the pressure ur getting from the strap. Clipless - pressure gone.
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I've been wondering about the same sort of stuff. I started using cilps w/ straps on a mountain bike 20 years ago & generally feel like I'm missing something and unsafe w/o toe clips. Now that I've been recently getting back into cycling more seriously, have added some road bikes to my collection, etc., I'm looking at the pedal/shoe setups folks have & I'm confused. Is there a style that's pretty decent (which is good enough - I'm not racing) for both road bike and mountain (or, more correctly - urban ATB) riding? Right now, I'm just swapping my 20 year old toe clip cages from bike to bike.....a temporary solution while i educate myself.
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I personally like my Crank Brothers Candy pedals paired with my Lake MX101 cycling shoe.

The shoe is a mountain shoe with a slightly less aggreessive tread than most mountain shoes, they list it as a trekking shoe as I recall.

I chose the shoe because it looks like a relatively normal shoe, and walks like a relatively normal shoe, even with the cleat. And, important to me, they came in wide sizes.

They ride well for me.

To be honest, I made my decision based on some online research, but I haven't used anything else to compare with, so take this review with a grain of salt.
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If you click on this link you will find cleats for clip and strap type pedals that fit standard modern Look bolt pattern shoes: http://www.yellowjersey.org/tocleat.html
That way you can buy standard modern shoes and use them with your quil or cage type pedals until you decide to get clipless pedals. Which you should do. Unless you're riding vintage bikes in full old school kit or preparing to ride in L'Eroica, I can't think of a good reason to use clips and straps anymore.
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...one - not so good - reason....waiting to collect enough info to decide what kind & hoping a single style can allow you to use the same type shoes for all the bikes you ride & allows a type of shoe you can walk in when you are out on a ride. In my case, I'm not into the 'costume' aspect of road or MTB or urban MTB or hipster riding...just looking for good power circles, grip/safety & a bit of practicality!
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