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Old 06-13-07, 11:07 PM   #1
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Adidas Cyclone or 661 Launch Shoe

I'm looking for a cycling shoe with the following priorities:
1) Accepts SPD cleat (recessed)
2) Comfortable to walk in (durable when walking too)
3) Actually looks like a "normal" shoe

On bike power transfer is less important.

I like the stylings of the Adidas Cyclone:
http://www.amazon.com/Adidas-2007-Cy...1797828&sr=8-1

And the 661 Launch
http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/3...d-For-Men.html

Anybody have these shoes? Are they walkable?
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Old 06-13-07, 11:27 PM   #2
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I'd go with the Adidas MTB line over the 661's from just looking at em. The 661's seem so much wider that they could be a lot flexier and not nearly as snug around the foot. I tried some Adidas El Moro's on a while ago and they felt really nice -- and very walkable -- but I've never ridden in them.
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Old 06-14-07, 01:51 AM   #3
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If perormance is your forte.....then get the adidas....if your forte is style.....get the 661.
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fwiw, i know a messenger who wears the 661s all day every day, and he loves them.
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Are the Adidas shoes SPD compatible? I didn't see any pics of the sole.
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I called Beyond Bikes today and asked. The guy said it was a two bolt pattern. You can see it here:
http://www.glorycycles.com/adcyrosh.html

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I'm using these with Eggbeaters. For $35, you can't go wrong....... Just my two cents...

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=2120
I don't like the way they look. Thanks though.
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