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    Freeride shoes

    im looking for a good pair of shoes that will work well with platform pedals. right now i ride in a pair of converse chuck taylors which i like cause they are flat and somewhat sticky but i constantly smash my feet on the cranks and have decided it would be nice to have something with more protection.

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    surly1x1

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    I like Vans Cabelleros. If you want a lot of foot protection go with the newstyle skate shoes, they have really tough uppers. The Vans have great connection and ok protection.
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    Cool avatar Sshock4. I have a gigantic poster of that very same thing in my room. It's like 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide.
    My money pits:

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    Skate shoes tend to work best...I just wish someone made them in my size

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    yea, its pritty awsome. if you think about whats actually going on in the picture, its mad powerful.
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    Intense Shoes with their "Grippy Rubber" compound.

    I also like Vans. I've got a pair of Rowley's I like, but my favorite is their old skool high tops.

    Answer's Masher is an inexpensive alternative.

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    Hey Mael, what size do you wear? I was cruising EBay and found some Intense shoes which above mentioned sticky rubber, there was no size given so I asked. I just got the reply: Size 13.

    Too big for me!

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    You know what they say about guys with big feet
    My money pits:

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    Cannondale F900 with SRAM XO shifters/derailler, Mavic X3.1 tubeless wheels, Avid Mechs, Race Face Next LP cranks, Time ATAC pedals, SRAM levers.

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    I didn't want to think about that!

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    Originally posted by a2psyklnut
    Hey Mael, what size do you wear? I was cruising EBay and found some Intense shoes which above mentioned sticky rubber, there was no size given so I asked. I just got the reply: Size 13.

    Too big for me!

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    15 american or 50 euro...

    13 is about the biggest skate style shoe I have found

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    Originally posted by Jim311
    You know what they say about guys with big feet
    I am sure you aren't surprised but I do hear that joke often

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    Aaaarrrrrgggggghhhhhhhhh! Bad mental picture! Stop!

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    Tee hee. I wear and 11.5.
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    A2 is really sensative to shoe sizes

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    When I bought my shoes I found out that you should order half a size smaller than nike, and since i had alot of nike shoes thats what I did. They fit perfectly.

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    Originally posted by Jim311
    You know what they say about guys with big feet
    Big shoes?
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    I heard big socks...I could be wrong though

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