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Old 03-20-06, 01:58 PM   #1
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Toeclippers - what shoes do you use?

Subject pretty much says it all: if you use toeclips, what shoes do you wear when riding?
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Old 03-20-06, 02:01 PM   #2
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dead-ass adidas sambas with about a 1/2 mm of sole, and a pizza box for insoles.

i need some fresh kicks.
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huh. i read the subject line, and i was going to say that usually i use scissors. anyway, some champion shoes from pay less shoes. i also have cycling shoes, but i'm a little uneasy about brakeless and clipless...
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stiff sole, not bulky, durable material, laced tightly.

adidas are preferred, old spezials or sambas or merckx (old or re-issue).
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Old 03-20-06, 02:05 PM   #6
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Adidas Samba 2

They have held true to me for two years now.

http://www.zappos.com/n/p/p/119153.html

(Mine are black/yellow)
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Various vans, boots, or if i'm feeling really fancy, my cycling shoes.
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Run DMC Style Shell toes, or Sambas.
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Today I'm wearing a pair of New Balance 574s that are covered in chocolate splatters from when I got pie'd for charity last week.
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adidas sambas and dragons.

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Subject pretty much says it all: if you use toeclips, what shoes do you wear when riding?

The shoes strapped to my feet.
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my puma speedcats or converse allstars. I'm in the market for a shoe with a stiffer sole though. I've read that a lot of pony's have "Board Lasted Contruction" which i thnink means stiffer sole. Anybody have a pair or any info? Cheers
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Adidas Spezials... totally rotted away now. Sigh.
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my puma speedcats or converse allstars. I'm in the market for a shoe with a stiffer sole though. I've read that a lot of pony's have "Board Lasted Contruction" which i thnink means stiffer sole. Anybody have a pair or any info? Cheers

ditto. i have a couple pairs of pumas that are ok. most old-school sneakers that aren't running style have reasonably stiff soles.

i would still like something stiffer though
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Adidas Spezials... totally rotted away now. Sigh.
had mine since 1998! very rotted indeed, but still the best shoes ever.
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I was thinking about getting some climbing approach shoes for riding with toeclips as they should have a pretty stiff sole and the rubber up around the toe

something like these
Montrail D7
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My Puma jones predates the whole Team thing, I swear to god. Anjans (moderately stiff sole, super comfy), Elites (very stiff sole, tough to break in [at least in leather], not as comfy), Fuegos (walks the line between Anjan's comfort and Elite's utility), or 5000M (not all that practical, they just look pretty). I always get the laces of Chucks caught on the clips, and Vans are too wide and flat for me to ride in comfortably.
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adidas gazelle or samba.
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I was thinking about getting some climbing approach shoes for riding with toeclips as they should have a pretty stiff sole and the rubber up around the toe

something like these
Montrail D7
I've been using the merrel sprint rockers with some success- the rubber sides/toe are nice, and the sole is a bit stiffer than sambas, although nothing like clipless shoes.

They're on closeout everywhere, so a deal if you can find your size.
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Vintage Duegi Touring shoes. Bought at Nashbar for $9.99 about a year ago.
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Any indoor soccer shoes, I like adidas shell toes the best.
Vans are too soft, rockport dress shoes are crazy comfy too. Weird, but then I live on the bike.

New Balance are lousy, they are really cushy(robs you of pedalling power), wide in the front, and the sole gets caught in the retaining back wall of sylvan type pedals.

I am focusing on NB's cause they are so common and I used them for a while when I stood all day and rode mostly too and from work (ten minutes).

Try some indoor soccer shoes (no tread, thick sole, shell toe is best).
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Sambas or Vans Hi-tops. The hi-tops get super locked into my clips/double straps but they're definitely pretty soft. Sambas are just kick ass for biking.
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