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Old 04-29-05, 11:35 AM   #26
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Chucks are far too flexy for me. I tend to wear either vans (sk8-hi or camacho) or an old pair of desert boots.
You might like some of the Pro-Keds stuff. Stiffer soles than Chucks but still nice and not as bulky as a full-on skate shoe.

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Old 04-29-05, 11:40 AM   #27
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You might like some of the Pro-Keds stuff. Stiffer soles than Chucks but still nice and not as bulky as a full-on skate shoe.

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Yeah, I've actually been looking around for a pair of the waterproof ones. I haven't been looking all that hard yet, though, as none of my shoes seem like they're on the verge of wearing out.
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Old 04-29-05, 11:56 AM   #28
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Same here. I have wide feet as well, and have to get chucks a bit oversized so they'll fit. Kinda sucks cause then I have an inch of enpty shoe in front! But, I have relatively small feet, so that's probably a good thing.
they're amazingly wide-- when i first put 'em on, i felt rather duck-footed, compared to the narrow chucks. they're still the widest shoes i've got.
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Old 05-01-05, 03:15 PM   #29
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I saw an ad for these Onitsuka Tigers in the new issue of Giant Robot. They look a lot like the Adidas Eddy Merckx or the Carnacs.
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Old 05-01-05, 03:25 PM   #30
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Old 05-01-05, 06:40 PM   #31
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Oh Snap! Nice to have you back from "holiday" Mr. White. You should post some of those dope pics from your trip. Anyway, just switched back to the sidis myself. what was i thinking using clips all those years? I guess i just wanted to feed my shoe fetish.
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question for those with dominators:

are the cleats on them really slippery? like, are their stairs that you will not walk down because of them? i have some touring shoes with rubber soles that grip pretty well when it's wet, although i've been thinking about the sidis.
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Old 05-01-05, 07:50 PM   #33
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I rock these at work. No SPD conversion,yet.
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Old 05-01-05, 08:12 PM   #34
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question for those with dominators:

are the cleats on them really slippery? like, are their stairs that you will not walk down because of them? i have some touring shoes with rubber soles that grip pretty well when it's wet, although i've been thinking about the sidis.

Get the Dragons. Almost the same as the Dominators. I just got them, and they're pretty good as far as walking on slippery surfaces and makes walking an ease. Replaceable rubber soles too.


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Old 05-01-05, 10:34 PM   #35
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i have <a href="http://shop.vans.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?section=shoes&catalogId=40000000002&storeId=2&productId=137191&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=4003&gender=76&mainPageCat=mens&mainNavCat=2&mainNavSubCat=4&mainNavDept=1114&s hopperGroup=null">these</a> and they work great, look great, and are vegan! not too sure about sweatshop and vans though.
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Old 05-02-05, 04:33 AM   #36
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Odd. I would've thought you'd put your vote in for stillettos.

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i would recommend anything leather, not canvas. Better for all weather. I'm also partial to adidas.

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My #1 choice would be Sambas, but I'm not going to reccomend leather shoes. The vans Rowleys are good but they tear up really quick (I usually go though 2 pair a year). Cons are too flexy, most skate shoes are too thick. Indoor soccer shoes sre almost always the best bet. Low profile, stiffer sole. Just so few made non-leather. If addidas made a Lorica Samba I might just have to get them. Or, you know, get someone else the buy them and accidentally leave them in a dumpster so I could pretend ike I'm not supporting addidas.

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Carnac Carlit...beautiful italian classic touring shoe. I think it's been disco'd, but some shops still have them.

http://www.deesidecycles.com/graphic...lit200.382.jpg
they got 'em at wallingford

http://www.wallbike.com/specialpage.html

damn they're hot, almost makes me want to ride clips. but no...
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