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    those using street shoes and clip in pedals

    what type of shoes do you wear on longer rides? i'm assuming something with a super stiff sole would be best, what are you using?

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    Just my Asics running shoes. The soles aren't super stiff, but they get the job done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nahh View Post
    Just my Asics running shoes. The soles aren't super stiff, but they get the job done.

    yea, i rode with running shoes today, and i felt the soles were too flexy, my feet kinda hurt afterwards

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    I did 25 miles yesterday on Vans Authentics. Wasn't too bad but wish I had something that wasn't so felxible but my feet didn't hurt after the ride. I want to go clipless when I get some money and get some decent cycling shoes.

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    I use these:



    Good for all day in the saddle.

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    Adidas Samba
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    onisuka tiger or some ****ty vans if it's wet and nasty

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    chucks, but i ride short rides

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    vans slip-ons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by franknstein View Post
    word!

    These hold up way better than Vans, in my opinion. The sole is stiffer, and they take a lot longer to get grooves worn in them from the pedals than Vans do.

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    what shoes are those?

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    Sambas work pretty well. It's almost as if the leather reinforcements were built for clips and straps. I destroyed a pair of slipons in about 2 months from riding.
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    i have these asics running shoes that have a surprisngly stiff sole. can't remember the name of them though.

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    I just wear some Vans Eras or Authentics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddypauly View Post
    chucks, but i ride short rides
    +1
    also sometimes sambas but i also play soccer so i wear those for that too easy to just bring one shoe rather than another : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by franknstein View Post
    i wear those same shoes same color

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    I wear those same tiger shoes,
    but I ride clipless these days.

    but for clips and straps, tigers are where it's at.

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    i rock checkerboards or chucks. long ride, short ride, walking around an amusement park. pretty much the only shoes i wear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StOCK View Post
    i wear those same shoes same color
    Also +1. +1 to the Sambas as well.
    Indoor soccer shoes take a lot of abuse, ventilate fairly well, are easy to find, have grippy soles and are totally comfortable. Since they are fairly low volume they are also easy to get into cages.
    Running shoes always start to get lines from the metal on the cages. My Assics never have after months.

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    i just ordered a pair from the vans cog pack, with the reinforced material on the toe box (top of sneaker), which im assuming prevents damage from the clips. i dont know how the sole feels yet, i just ordered them online cuz they were cheap plus the dark colored toe on the midsole (front of sneaker) wont show where my tires rub from toe overlap. i guess ill let you know how they feel when i get em!



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    ^ looks like it has the same waffle sole as the classics and checkerboard slip ons. i wear the checkerboards all the time, i just bought 2 new pair because they were on sale for $20 pr pair at CCS. not super stiff sole, but they are stiffer than chucks (my other shoe of choice). when i wear the vans i will say my feet don't hurt at all. when i wear the chucks every once and a while my left foot hurts a bit when i get home. but i think that is from all the years of skateboarding and the fact that i blew my left knee out so that whole leg hurts from time to time for no reason. that and simple vans are great cause you can slip them on and off! i am a fan of no laces (i am moving all my chucks into slip on's as they wear out and i buy a new pair).
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    my friend got these and they felt really stiff on my hand but i didn't wear them
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    Vans halfcabs, I found them half off for $30 downtown. I love the waffle bottoms for flipping up the pedals.

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    i wear old school cowboy boots. not everyday, but i like seeing the looks on people's faces
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