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Old 03-02-09, 02:13 AM   #1
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SPD shoes that are made for "city life"?

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Old 03-02-09, 02:17 AM   #2
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Yeah, and does anybody know of any SPD shoes that can double as ski boots?

j/k--I wear Sidi Dominators. I certainly can't play basketball in them, but I walk around in them just fine.
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Old 03-02-09, 02:20 AM   #3
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Backpack and sneakers?
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For actual record: those shoes look EXACTLY like BASEBALLL SHOES!!
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I don't think I've ever seen a pair of Baseball shoes..

But, I'm in a similar position, thinking about going SPD but don't wanna be seriously limited when I get to my location, so would love to hear more oppinions! I'm on a tight budget too, including pedals!
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Old 03-02-09, 05:46 AM   #7
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Yeah, I wear something very similiar, they work and feel great but I feel like a clown when Im wearing them
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No, you will not and never will find clipless shoes like you described. It's called an engineering trade-off. Clipless shoes are designed to be as stiff as possible. Basketball and running shoes are not. Road shoes are also designed to be ridden in only, and mountain shoes clack. I can't believe this isn't a troll thread; anyone with six years' experience should be able to think for himself.

Do the benefits of clipless really apply when you're slummimg it with your friends down to the park? Probably not. You're looking for a solution to a problem that doesn't exist.
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Old 03-02-09, 06:01 AM   #9
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The new Mavic Easride pedals and shoes could be ideal for you, see the website. There's no cleat at the bottom of the shoe, just a small, recessed, piece of metal that the magnet in the pedal locks onto. The matching pattern in the shoe's rubber tread and the pedal then keeps your foot in the right place. These don't seem to be widely available yet, and I haven't seen any reviews of them, but the idea is intriguing.
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Shimano SH-MP66. civilized enough for me.
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The new Mavic Easride pedals and shoes could be ideal for you, see the website. There's no cleat at the bottom of the shoe, just a small, recessed, piece of metal that the magnet in the pedal locks onto. The matching pattern in the shoe's rubber tread and the pedal then keeps your foot in the right place. These don't seem to be widely available yet, and I haven't seen any reviews of them, but the idea is intriguing.
That is interesting, but no way you'd be able to pull up on it like you can an SPD. Might be what the OP is looking for (there are going to have to be some trade-offs to meet his stated criteria!), but to me this seems at best a marginal improvement over platforms or toe clips.
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For those really dressey occasions...
http://www.dromarti.com/index.php?ma...products_id=15
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I have to agree with others, the op request is impossible, If you had shoes you could play other sports in, they would suck for biking. I got a pair of sixsixone spd shoes for 10$ on craigslist, and I carry a pair of sneakers in my bag if i need to do other things.

Why would you want to play other sports, dont you know they are all inferior?
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yeah this post is unreal haha


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backpack and sneakers buddy
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SixSixOne does some skate shoe-style SPDs. I like these ones: http://sixsixone.com/Catalog_661Bike...d-254eee406449
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Torqued down clips are way better, not marginally better, than platforms. Clipless is certainly better still, but much of the performance advantage you're experiencing with clipless involves what's likely a relatively stiff shoe. If you don't want a stiff shoe, you may as well stick with the clips and use the shoe that's comfortable off the bike. Getting a flexy shoe for a clipless setup is the worst of both worlds.
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Not to mention the fact that a clipless shoe with a floppy sole would have really bad hotspots.

Just get some fred shoes and live with it. Like Specialized Tahoes or any of the Shimano touring shoes. You can at least walk like a normal person, even if you do scrape from time to time. I've got MT30's that can wear for 8 hours at work, and I'm fine aside from a little bit of click clack on uneven ground.
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Old 03-02-09, 11:59 AM   #18
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Just get a nice set of hi-tops and cages. That way if you **** up getting out of the gate, you won't demolish your ankle as bad.
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asphalt, wood, even tiles. just remember to install the cleats before the sole worn out (they worn out easily if you use downhill/jump style flatpedals, maybe because of the pins). the cleat mount is recessed into the sole.
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Shimano SPD MT-41s

I walk on: pedals, pavement, asphalt, concrete, wood floors, snow, ice, road salt, ice with holes in it from the road salt.

Do they clack?: Yes, they have metal cleats on the bottom. Said cleats are recessed in the sole of the shoe, but pebbles and gravel have a tendency not to be fully recessed in the ground. They also rust and leave orange stains on the floor like a badly trained dog.

They thunk on wood, they get wet in puddles and they have rigid soles which makes them useable with clipless pedals. I wear them at least three times as much as any other shoe.

I recommend them for biking. For basketball I recommend a change of shoes and a bicycle rack to carry them.

*edit: I like the clicking noises.

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Specialized BG Taho shoe - Real comfortable to walk around in. About $75.00
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No, you will not and never will find clipless shoes like you described. It's called an engineering trade-off. Clipless shoes are designed to be as stiff as possible. Basketball and running shoes are not. Road shoes are also designed to be ridden in only, and mountain shoes clack. I can't believe this isn't a troll thread; anyone with six years' experience should be able to think for himself.

Do the benefits of clipless really apply when you're slummimg it with your friends down to the park? Probably not. You're looking for a solution to a problem that doesn't exist.
WOW. This post is a complete failure. This has always been a problem. This is something the OP should look at:

http://road.cc/content/news/955-firs...sh-mt32l-shoes

These are from shimano's mountain bike/touring line. They aren't as stiff but I'm sure this is probably the best you're going to get. You can walk around and so on, I'm sure you could play other sports in them if you wanted. Just keep in mind that these are biking shoes and you should keep your expectations reasonable.
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WOW. This post is a complete failure. This has always been a problem. This is something the OP should look at:

http://road.cc/content/news/955-firs...sh-mt32l-shoes

These are from shimano's mountain bike/touring line. They aren't as stiff but I'm sure this is probably the best you're going to get. You can walk around and so on, I'm sure you could play other sports in them if you wanted. Just keep in mind that these are biking shoes and you should keep your expectations reasonable.
You're not too smart, are you? The point is that you positively CAN NOT have the stiffness of a clipless shoe (which, along with the clipping mechanism, are the entire point of the system) and the flexibility for other sports. With that and all the other skateboard-style SPD shoes you are sacrificing stiffness, so your expensive clipless system is, at best, as good as a loose single strap and clip.
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And this is EXACTLY what I'm looking for!!! But it doesn't exist.
It's called clips and straps, brah.
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