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    Cycling shoes

    I have been riding my MTB in regular ole running shoes but my feet are killing me. Do cycling shoes really make a difference.?
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    If you are using clipless pedals you need them. If on toe clips/straps or no toe clips, just use a stiff soled street shoe. I hear that soccer shoes work well. Or for MTB'ing, a lightweight hiking show would work well. I used to wear Vans back in the early '80's. But then I discovered clipless. Went that way and won't ever go back!
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    Quote Originally Posted by desederada View Post
    I have been riding my MTB in regular ole running shoes but my feet are killing me. Do cycling shoes really make a difference.?

    They made a difference for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desederada View Post
    Do cycling shoes really make a difference.?
    Rarely in life there is such a clear cut answer.

    YES.

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    Cycling shoes should have a stiff sole, period. Serious cycling in running shoes will HURT. Why do triathletes change shoes, even in short races? Because cycling in running shoes is inefficient, and HURTS, and running in cycling shoes is inefficient, and HURTS.
    Last edited by Rex G; 08-27-08 at 04:50 AM.
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    I wear these.
    Used to wear cycling shoes. No mas.

    2008 Rivendell A. Homer Hilsen
    Pics and Specs Here!

    2010 Specialized Rockhopper 29er

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    foot pain is the number one reason I almost never ride without bike shoes.

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    Whether you are using clipless pedals or not, go with shoes with stiff soles.

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