Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Bikes: Trinity, Paradisus, Centurion, Mongoose, Trek
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Well, I went ahead and bought pair of these shoes. Even though I could find no other reviews, I liked the idea of a more comfy shoe for all around use.
Well, I was right. These shoes are very comfortable. Initally the insole felt a bit hard, but within one ride it started forming to my feet really well. There is adequate cushion all around for comfort, and the upper has a nice grey suede. If one doesn't like the insole, it can easily be slid out and replaced.
The sole is what I would call semi-aggressive. It's not a super hard fiber/heavily spiked sole like a racing shoe, but not squishy either. It's the hard rubber, with a fairly aggressive tread that reminds me of a regular hiking shoe. The heal of the sole is nice and wide, like a regular shoe, so these are made to do some hiking in with plenty of support and footprint, if you like. This shoe is definitely comfy enough to wear around walking for most of the day if you like, even though the sole is plenty stiff for fairly aggressive riding.
The upper does not have tons of ventilation, which may inhibit it's summer use in very hot weather. This shoe almost feels as if it was made for cooler weather, with a bit of off road adventure in mind.
Commuting with a flare. That's what I would say these are also great for. You can easily ride around town with this shoe, and wear it with jeans, and look as if it belongs there as a regular walking/hiking shoe. Then, on the weekends, go out and have some fun.
I've only had them one day, and already very glad I bought these. For $45.00 at Price Point, they are definitely worth it. One of the most inexpensive, yet quality made/nicest looking all around MTB shoes I've found yet.
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