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Join Date: Mar 2000
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Maybe I am misunderstood. I don't want fashion shoes, I want mountain
I guess Vans can be considered fashionable, but to me, they are more "utilitarian" and I chose those as an example of what to use if you're riding Platform pedals. My recommendation was because you stated you are using running shoes and the grip is unsatisfactory. If you switch to a shoe like Vans, or other skateboard specific shoes, your grip will improve.
Now, if you want to switch to clipless pedals, the Rockhopper is a decent enough shoe. Shimano also makes decent shoes and can be found on sale regularly at www.Nashbar.com
As far as clipless pedals, my preference would be a TIME A.T.A.C. pedal. They are much better in muddy conditions than the Shimanos. I've not tried the Crank Bros. Eggbeaters, and/or Candy pedals, but I've heard nothing but good comments.
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