Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: ankle deep in the gowanus canal
Bikes: IRO Mark V
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custom clipless shoes
i've been thinking of trying out a clipless system one of these days. it sounds like clipless makes biking way more efficient, and would be useful if i ever tried to take my bike to the track.
i will ONLY wear boots. i can't stand sneakers, slippers, dress shoes, clogs, sandals, etc. i need a pair of shoes that i can climb a mountain in, a pair of shoes that i can shovel a pile of cow manure in, a pair of shoes i can build a house in. etc.
i've seen one or two pairs of clipless boots, but they aren't what i'm looking for. i don't want anything besides leather and rubber. no gore-tex, no plastic, no nylon.
has anyone either had a pair of shoes custom made for them by a cobbler to incorporate a clipless system, or had a pair of shoes altered to incorporate a clipless system? does this sound possible? do they sell "cleats" seperately? i've never used anything clipless, so i don't really know how they work.
a steep price would be worth it. i've been wearing the boots i'm wearing now for 6 years.