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Old 06-26-07, 09:14 AM   #1
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Shoes for a Weekend Warrior

I'm definitely not the most avid biker, but it's been great exercise for me outside of my gym routine. As I begin to ride more often, i notice that I'm ruining my normal pair of Adidas sneakers with the dirt, chain, etc. So it's time to replace those shoes, and I've decided that I'll get two pairs. One for the gym and one for biking.

This weekend while I was at Dick's Sporting Goods, I noticed that they had this pair of Quest "cycling" shoes. I don't ride a k-mart bike, but this gear seemed to be sufficient. Unfortunately, they did not have my size . I know, I would never consider the Quest brand, but these shoes were not bad. I do not use clipless pedals and they have your normal flat bottoms. They did not have any other shoe close to this.

It almost seemed like it could be a light hiking shoe. I was wondering if you guys could give me some suggestions on the type of shoe that you wear while biking - especially those who do not use clipless.

Thanks!

p.s. Does anyone know who actually makes the cheap-o quest branded bikes and gear? I tried to hunt it down online, but could not find a thing.
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Old 06-26-07, 09:23 AM   #2
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I have some The North Face Flight Series light hiking boots that got me through winter. I use them for biking in trails. They have the Boa lacing system[the one you turn] and gore-tex xcr fabric. I paid about $200 for them.
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Old 06-26-07, 09:41 AM   #3
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That sounds like what I'm looking for, but definitely out of my price range. :-)
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Old 06-26-07, 09:44 AM   #4
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They were for me too, but they lasted through a Canadian winter, and summer of biking. I think they were worth it. Good luck finding them, I think they were last years model.
Or go to Salomonsports.com and look at hiking shoes
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Old 06-26-07, 09:53 AM   #5
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I used some adidas Tangent Gore-tex XCR hiking/trail shoes. they stick to the pedals perfectly, fit tight, and feel great. they ran me about $140.
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Any shoe with fairly stiff soles will work for platforms. Pick yer favorite.
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check out www.sierratradingpost.com - you can probably get hiking boots AND biking shoes for $140....
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