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    Cycling Shoes with 2 'football style' cleats?

    Can someone tell me what two 1/2" screw-in-football type cleats are doing on a pair of casual bike shoes? They're located under the toe area. I've never seen anything like it.

    My buddy at work just upgraded from his $100 hardware store 'mountain bike' clunker to a Giant FCR3. Over the weekend he purchased some gear including the shoes mentioned. They're casuals with a hard sole, lots of tread and he's opted not to go with clipless pedals just yet. But the first thing that struck me when I looked at his shoe were those 'cleats.' The manufacturer is 'Exustar.'

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    Sound like cyclocross shoes to me. The cleats help you run up muddy slopes.
    It's around here somewhere . . .

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    I've seen shoes like this before. Maybe you can screw in ice-spikes for winter riding.
    That's gonna leave a mark.

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    They're on a lot of shoes now. They come with the cleats (optional to install). I'm also of the opinion they're for cyclocross use as was pointed out above.

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    As mentioned above, the spikes are for Cross or mountain biking. If you've ever tried to walk up a muddy slope carrying a bicycle you'll understand the importance of these. If you don't do this type of riding you can just ignore them.

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    They are almost always marketed as mountain biking shoes, although suitable and recommended for cross.

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    Thanks for all your replies.

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    They usually can be removed.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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