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    shoes, kicks, joints

    what type of shoes do you guys ride in (this is not a post about fashion, but if people want to go there so be it)? Recently i have been looking at vintage racing photos and noticing the racers shoes. does anyone know if they were stiff or floppy? I generally ride my fixed with my puma scrills on (i have otrhodics that fit in them well and stiffen up the sole which is nice). here is a photo of them (not my picture or me in the photo) http://farm1.static.flickr.com/38/74954114_c9e280cef7.jpg?v=0
    does anyone know of shoes designed for riding that aren't made for clipless pedals (besides the new series that vans is putting out). I wish there was a cool riding shoe that you could wear sock-less and had nice venting for the summer while still being supportive. discuss.

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    Those look like climbing shoes.

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    I wear indoor soccer shoes with clips and straps, works good so far.

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    vans slips ons or classics in canvas only

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    there's a massive thread about this already.....

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    on my fixed, i have clipless pedals. when riding singlespeed i usually wear slipons or my normal shoes

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    Quote Originally Posted by nateintokyo View Post
    there's a massive thread about this already.....
    actually, there's two.

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    Chuck taylors, a little flexy but great with toe clips

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    Quote Originally Posted by doomkin View Post
    actually, there's two.
    could be three before too long.

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    onitsuka tigers for me...didn't we do this already?!


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    Quote Originally Posted by projectgravity View Post
    Recently i have been looking at vintage racing photos and noticing the racers shoes. does anyone know if they were stiff or floppy?
    They're stiff. Depending on how far back you're looking they either have a stiff leather sole with a leather "cleat" that fit into the pedal, or have a hard plastic sole like on current clipless shoes and then have a screw on plastic cleat that fits into the pedal. The cleats just had a slot in them that fit over the back edge of the pedal, so when you tightened down the strap it made sure your feet weren't moving anywhere.

    You can still find classic slotted cleat shoes around sometimes, but they're not any better to walk in than current clipless road shoes, and much more difficult to get out of the pedal.

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    Fukijamas!


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    golas... expensive normally, but i got mine on sale at steep discount... great shoes...

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    I wear 5 yr old Puma Speedcats
    the lion from within must guard his palace, because everybody's going to try to take a sip from his chalice

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    I wear an older version of the puma el rey for just dubbing around sometimes...

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    Tisza! The soles are hard and they last FOREVER. Has the same pair for 3 years now, and that is rare for me. Communist design FTW!


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    i like those, where can i find them?

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    Hungary. They say they will take international orders online soon, but who knows when that will really happen.

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    my dad just came back from budapest...if only i would have known before
    they look like great shoes

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    Pumas serve me well. Nice 'n stiff, great fit, and great grip.

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    If you go FAR ENOUGH back, they used carbon fiber soles--- made of wood--- and nailed them to the pedals. Quite stiff indeed.

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