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Old 11-24-07, 06:18 PM   #1
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Your Favorite (clipless) Shoes

I need some cycling shoes.
What's your favorite kind of cycling shoe? And why?
btw, I'm looking for a pair which I could walk as well as ride in.

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Old 11-24-07, 06:37 PM   #2
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I dig my dominator 5s.
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Sidi's are awesome.
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Are you using a road or mountain style pedal?
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Old 11-24-07, 07:21 PM   #5
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Sidi, road or MTB Rawk!
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Old 11-24-07, 07:28 PM   #6
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on my mountain bike i love my sixsixone shoes. i dont have any road shoes yet but the sidi shoes look nice.
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Old 11-24-07, 07:46 PM   #7
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Sidis are the only shoe I've owned. Quite nice.
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cycling sandals (shimano or lake) for spd style cleat systems.

note: they are EXTREMELY dork-saturated, but hey.. aren't we trying to get over this need to be cool, anyway?

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Old 11-24-07, 09:26 PM   #9
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man i want to get some sidis now. my old adidas ones stink and the laces are all torn up. but $240??
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cycling sandals (shimano or lake) for spd style cleat systems.

note: they are EXTREMELY dork-saturated, but hey.. aren't we trying to get over this need to be cool, anyway?
so dorky even bikesnob makes fun of them...
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I dig my dominator 5s.
exactly
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Old 11-24-07, 11:20 PM   #13
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I use specialized mtb sports. Cost me $25 on sale rack and I got them in 1999.
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I just buy whatever that fits and looks good, and is on sale.
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sidi ergo 2's cause they are the tits
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sidi genius 4 are lovely.

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Old 11-25-07, 08:49 AM   #17
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Sidi Eagle 6.
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I am going to run against the grain here and recommend something other than Sidi. I like Specialized shoes. They are very comfortable, durable and they are available at a much lower price. Sidis are indeed extraordinary shoes, but they are expensive and they do run small. I have fairly wide feet, and even with the "mega" size, they have always been too snug for my taste.
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Sidis are the best. Lake are great for those on a budget.

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i've been using some specialized taho shoes for a couple months and i dig 'em. they fit my feet well and i have no trouble walking around in them with crank brothers cleats installed (minimal clickety-clack).

i would like to try some sidis at some point but i'm not sure if i really need a stiffer shoe or not.
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Old 11-25-07, 12:00 PM   #21
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Shimano R-085's... had them for a few months... great for $100. only complaint is that they arent too great for winter riding; though nothing that an extra pair of socks hasnt been able to fix.

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Old 11-25-07, 01:56 PM   #22
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Anyone here ever wear an SPD sandal for fixed gear use? I'm wondering how well they'd hold up to skipping/skidding.
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Sidis are good when you're on the bike, but they're so stiff that walking on them is uncomfortable. I have Sidi Genius 5.5, Lake MX101, Shimano R-085, and Lake LX60 shoes. Of all of these, the Lake MX-101 seem to offer the best combination of stiffness and walkability.
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Old 11-25-07, 02:06 PM   #24
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I have a pair of AXO Stingers that have served me well fo the last 4.5 years, I wear them around at the office and they are very comfortable. I am going to be very sad the day I have to replace them. I also have a pair of the specialized Taho's but am not terribly thrilled with the fit. really a narrow shoe and somehow the padding in the tongue became bunched up in the end, and prevents me fom tying the shoe properly.
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Old 11-25-07, 03:09 PM   #25
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Another vote for Dominators because they're super stiff and really comfortable both on and off the bike. unlike matthew_deaner, the stiffness of the sole doesn't bother me when walking around.

The only thing I don't like about them is that the hard cleats slip easily on hard flooring when wet. I've almost hurt myself a few times when walking inside onto a tile or linoleum floor after walking through snow or rain. It's nothing that you can't deal with, though; you just have to pay attention and think ahead when going indoors.
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