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    work-friendly road shoes

    Does anyone know if there are some road shoes (not atb) that you can walk in and don't look like the feces from some colourful japanese robot. I have some black atb shoes that I can wear to work, but I trackstand and never put a foot down, so I would like to upgrade to better shoes/pedals. I can handle walking in a stiff shoe, but I really would like to have a concealled cleat.
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    ATB shoes

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    No road shoe will have a concealed cleat. It goes against the entire purpose of the way they are designed. Road shoes about aerodynamics which is why the bottom is as flat as they are. They are not designed for walking, they are designed for riding.

    Get ATB shoes, they are designed so you have hike your bike if needed. They are easier to walk in and come in many more styles to choose from.

    Are you asking because you want to use road pedals? If that's the reason then get Speedplay pedals and ATB shoes that fit them.
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    touring shoes?

    if it's because you want to use look/spd-r cleats, you probably won't find anything that conceals them because of their depth/width.

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    What about clogs, their stiff and if you get a router, you can recess the cleat in to the wooden sole. BRILLIANT................
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    Quote Originally Posted by spdrcr5
    No road shoe will have a concealed cleat. It goes against the entire purpose of the way they are designed. Road shoes about aerodynamics which is why the bottom is as flat as they are. They are not designed for walking, they are designed for riding.

    Actually....

    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...rand%3A%20Lake

    The Lake CX120 kinda gets you there. Not that you'd want to spend the day working the ward or a service counter in them. But I much prefer them to my other road shoe / look cleat combination as I can at least navigate the qwik-rip aisle without slipping and sliding.
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    I actually just posted this in a clips vs. clipless debate forum:

    Shimano Sh-M037, what with the laces and little bit of velcro.. Ironically I did wear them all day around the service counter several times. They're a little hard to find, but I recommend them.
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    You've heard of those shoes called "heelies" with the retractable roller heels so kids can zip along on sidewalks and such?

    Well. I propose some black and white patten leather wingtips with a thicker sole and retractable SPD to go along with my tarten plaid korts.

    For those of you who don't know what korts are they are a combo of kilts and cycling shorts.

    It's tough to carry the bagpipe though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dobber
    Actually....

    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...rand%3A%20Lake

    The Lake CX120 kinda gets you there. Not that you'd want to spend the day working the ward or a service counter in them. But I much prefer them to my other road shoe / look cleat combination as I can at least navigate the qwik-rip aisle without slipping and sliding.
    I have those and they are solid. Good for walking around in, still a little click though

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    I have some specialised atb shoes at the moment with eggbeaters but I can sometimes feel them move about a bit like the connection isn't that great so I really wanted to get some better pedals, and road shoes seem the way to go as the connection is so much more intense. I never put a foot down so being able to release quickly is not a problem but I don't want to be unable to walk if I need to. I think I will give the lake's a go, now to find a pedal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mintyai
    I have some specialised atb shoes at the moment with eggbeaters but I can sometimes feel them move about a bit like the connection isn't that great so I really wanted to get some better pedals, and road shoes seem the way to go as the connection is so much more intense. I never put a foot down so being able to release quickly is not a problem but I don't want to be unable to walk if I need to. I think I will give the lake's a go, now to find a pedal.
    Just replace the eggbeaters with better mtb pedals and get really nice mtb shoes. You say you don't need to put a foot down and you need something better so you want road shoes but you're still talking about working in them. That means you still need a recessed cleat and you will do best with an mtb shoe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mintyai
    I have some specialised atb shoes at the moment with eggbeaters but I can sometimes feel them move about a bit like the connection isn't that great so I really wanted to get some better pedals, and road shoes seem the way to go as the connection is so much more intense. I never put a foot down so being able to release quickly is not a problem but I don't want to be unable to walk if I need to. I think I will give the lake's a go, now to find a pedal.
    What dutret said, eggbeaters are 'looser' than other pedals. Try Time ATACs or Speedplay Frogs.

    Road shoes are much stiffer, so they'll feel better, but they don't look work-appropriate and the better they are for riding the worse they are for walking. You have to make a trade-off somewhere.

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    Specialized Taho with eggbeaters

    Theres just enough tread to keep the cleats off the ground.
    Every now an then I hear my cleat scrape on hard, rough
    surfaces like the cement steps at my apartment that are
    coated with pebbles.

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    On the subject of cool looking shoes, these look pretty cool:

    http://www.nashbar.com/profile_morei...u=19938&brand=

    Old school look with a carbon sole.

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    why not just stash a pair of cheap shoes at work? then you can ride whatever the hell you want

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    I'd go for a pair of those spd wingtips. All-black for me.
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    Specialized Sonoma 2: http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCEqProduct.jsp?spid=26101

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivegotabike
    ATB shoes
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    NO road shoes will work at all. Mountain bike shoes; some are better than others for both riding (stiff sole) and walking (provide a "rolling gate"). I felt the hi-end Shimanos and Sidis were too knarly. You can choose between a very HushPuppy/freestyle type and a less severe mountain shoe,that's what I did. I'll add that touring shoes are a poor choice, most of them have that protruding "cleat" of sorts near the front of the sole,these are designed to hook into the old style toe-clips. I tried shoes with that cleat they suck. I went with the MX165 Lakes, Lake has many,many models, some are sold by web-stores, some models and not all sizes. click HERE for IMFO>> www.lakecycling.com for ideas and good photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivegotabike
    why not just stash a pair of cheap shoes at work? then you can ride whatever the hell you want
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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso
    I'd go for a pair of those spd wingtips. All-black for me.
    me too...new group buy?
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