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Old 11-02-12, 10:02 PM   #1
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I would like some input....

Im looking for MTB shoes. I have purhcased some Crank Brothers Mallet pedals as my first set of clip less pedals....

I do mostly casual riding 30-40 miles, and commuting to work.

I know there is many brands out there as far as apperal goes, so any ideas or recommendations are a plus.
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I say go to a shop and try some on. I went to Performance to try on several pair as the fit can very from brand to brand a well as features (strap enclosures vs ratchet system, or both). I ended up with these Shimano shoes for about $120. Pretty comfy.

Ratchet plus two straps. My old pair had laces and two strpas so it depends on what you want and how much you want to spend.

I use MTB shoes for road riding. Anywhere from 40- 100 milers.


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Thank you. I plan on going to a couple of semi-local shops tomorrow. Those shimano shoes are sharp
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Tip #1 Buy your shoes in the afternoon. Your feet will expand a little on a hot day.

Tip #2 Try different brands. Different brands have different cutting and width. If you wear size 44 in Shimano it may not be the same for another brand.

Tip #3 Make sure the crank bros cleats can fit the shoes that you are buying.

Tip #4 Some shoes use laces, some use velcro, some use ratchet. Choose according to your budget. High end shoes use carbon fiber sole, good for pedaling but this may not be comfortable for walking.

Tip #5 Shimano makes a wide range of MTB shoes, some look like road racing shoes, and some look like hiking shoes. The road-racing style have a narrower front while the hiking style have more room in front.(for those people with wider bone on the side of the foot)
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Tip #1 Buy your shoes in the afternoon. Your feet will expand a little on a hot day.


Tip #2 Try different brands. Different brands have different cutting and width. If you wear size 44 in Shimano it may not be the same for another brand.


Tip #3 Make sure the crank bros cleats can fit the shoes that you are buying.


Tip #4 Some shoes use laces, some use velcro, some use ratchet. Choose according to your budget. High end shoes use carbon fiber sole, good for pedaling but this may not be comfortable for walking.


Tip #5 Shimano makes a wide range of MTB shoes, some look like road racing shoes, and some look like hiking shoes. The road-racing style have a narrower front while the hiking style have more room in front.(for those people with wider bone on the side of the foot)

^This.

I tried a bunch of different ones at a couple local shops then decided on Sidi Dominator 5's. Ended up getting them from Amazon for a great deal. $195.
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TiBikeGuy-Thank you for the information.
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I tried a bunch of different ones at a couple local shops then decided on Sidi Dominator 5's. Ended up getting them from Amazon for a great deal. $195.
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I like the Keen Austin shoes, not made for competition, but comfortable for the type of riding you describe.
http://www.rei.com/product/796898/ke...ike-shoes-mens
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Just remember it is always best to try on shoes. Nothing will destroy a good ride much faster than sore feet. Also just because one brand of shoe fits with a 42 doesn't mean another brand will. I have found Specialized has shoes with a wider toe box then Sidi. I can wear one size smaller in a Specialized I need one size larger in Sidi. Diadora seems to fit a lot like Shimano so I can look at 42. Because I know what sizes in those 4 shoes fit I tend to look at those shore more than Mavic and Lake. Not that they wouldn't be good shoes I just haven't tried them.
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I ended up going with the Mavic Rush MTB shoe...So far it's been a pleasant experience....Thank you for all of the input.
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