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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 06-15-05, 03:09 PM   #1
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Best Street shoes for toe clips and straps?

I've been looking for a good street shoe to use with my toe clips and straps. I've got mountain bike shoes but I know that won't work and as far as going clipless, well I never have ridden clipless. I know I need something with a rigid sole but don't know if buying a road shoe is the answer. Let me know what kind of shoes you wear. I had someone in another forum suggest Palladium Reposals. Kind of gummy bottom . Thanks.
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There are some huge threads on this. Here is one: Shoes for clips!
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I use adidas sambas because they dont look totally ******** and also have a flat small sole. I tried riding with new balances but the tread would get caught on my pedal and made me annoyed. Ideally I would like something with a stiffer sole to provide better power transfer, but the adidas are fine until I find them. I suppose I would recommend any indoor soccer shoe. I personally am not a fan of cycling shoes because they all seem to suck for walking and running around. What are you going to do when you are trying to escape from a gang of ninjas and you need to jump off your bike and climb a wall? Yes, that's right, you are going to die because of your fancy cycling shoes that suck for running.

If anyone knows of shoes with a really stiff sole (not boots) or a cycling shoe which is also good for street use please tell.
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I use adidas sambas because they dont look totally ******** and also have a flat small sole. I tried riding with new balances but the tread would get caught on my pedal and made me annoyed. Ideally I would like something with a stiffer sole to provide better power transfer, but the adidas are fine until I find them. I suppose I would recommend any indoor soccer shoe. I personally am not a fan of cycling shoes because they all seem to suck for walking and running around. What are you going to do when you are trying to escape from a gang of ninjas and you need to jump off your bike and climb a wall? Yes, that's right, you are going to die because of your fancy cycling shoes that suck for running.

If anyone knows of shoes with a really stiff sole (not boots) or a cycling shoe which is also good for street use please tell.

I actually almost got mugged by a crackhead the other night at like 48th and a few blocks north of Aspen. because he ran infront of me, so i had to unclip, but couldnt get clipped in quick enough to dodge him and ride away.
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