Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Bikes: Trek 520 total custom build, Cannondale Mountain Tandem, Oryx Mountain Bike
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Custom cycling shoes
I have been on a quest for the last several months to figure out a way to modify my current cycling shoes to add 3/4" to the sole of the right shoe to compensate for a shorter leg-to no avail. When I do longer rides, +30 kms, I will wear street shoes that have been modified properly, and not wear cycling shoes. My Shimano pedals are A320's. Modifying a standard shoe to accept an SPD cleat was on the table for a while but apparently can't be done to a shoe over 12mm thick (I'm at 17mm). So I may have to accept that I will pay BIG money for custom shoes. Have any of you paid $1000 and more for custom cycling shoes? Are they worth it? What company? How long did they, have they lasted? I want a mouintain biking shoe because I am a touring kinda guy-not a competitive racer, or super long distance rider. I like to get off and explore a bit-not just see how far I can ride today, and tomorrow, and the next day…….Thank you for your assistance.