Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Senior Member Mhendricks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    San Jose, ca.
    My Bikes
    2006 Orbea Volata, 84 Trek 760, 83 Trek 720,
    Posts
    1,327
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    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.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    DC
    My Bikes
    De Rosa Corum, custom Kalavinka, Bianchi RC Pista, Cannondale MT Track, Bianchi BUSS
    Posts
    795
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    There are some huge threads on this. Here is one: Shoes for clips!

  3. #3
    Senior Member brunning's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    New York City
    My Bikes
    1999 Serotta Csi Custom, ~1984 Pinarello track bike
    Posts
    1,519
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)


    yeaaaaaah....

  4. #4
    LV 99 9999HP/9999MP Erich Zann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    West Philadelphia
    My Bikes
    crappy fake bike
    Posts
    245
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    PGH
    Posts
    304
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Erich Zann
    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.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •