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Old 06-07-09, 09:43 AM   #1
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Bad Shoes for Riding with Clips

There have been an absolute ton of threads about which shoes are good for riding with clips, but I have decided to start a thread with the opposite goal - to show which shoes not to get for riding with clips.
Please post name of shoe and reason why it is bad for riding with clips

Asics Courtstar - side pieces get caught under the straps, difficult to get into the clips because of this.
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Old 06-07-09, 10:02 AM   #2
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any hipster dunks -- just because they make you look like an a33hole.
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Old 06-07-09, 10:06 AM   #4
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but the still sole makes for great power transfer
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Old 06-07-09, 11:14 AM   #7
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[QUOTE=iansmash;9056883]

i ride in these shoes. they work fine for me. i can get in/out of my clips easily.
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Old 06-07-09, 01:24 PM   #9
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Sperry Topsiders. I have some and figured I'd clip in in my hallway. Damn those seams on the top are uncomfortable...
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Old 06-07-09, 01:26 PM   #10
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Old 06-07-09, 01:36 PM   #11
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ya i wear the supra suprano highs....
they work excellent, and i can even tuck my pants on the inside of my right leg
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Old 06-07-09, 01:43 PM   #12
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Any of the wide, squishy skate shoes SUCK, at least on my pedal/cage combo.
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Any of the wide, squishy skate shoes SUCK, at least on my pedal/cage combo.
Yeah I have noticed that skate shoes suck too. I am in the market for something different but I can't decide what I want.
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Yeah I have noticed that skate shoes suck too. I am in the market for something different but I can't decide what I want.
Indoor soccer shoes. They're narrow & stiff(er)
I only tried riding in skate shoes, because I was riding to a relatively close area to do some slalom skating practice, with my board on my back..
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i dont understand people wearing dunks, skate shoes, and the like.
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I don't understand people wearing dunks period, but I also don't understand all the neon, day-glo colors either.
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Old 06-07-09, 09:20 PM   #18
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Indoor soccer shoes. They're narrow & stiff(er)
I only tried riding in skate shoes, because I was riding to a relatively close area to do some slalom skating practice, with my board on my back..
Offtopic.. are you on silverfish? that name looks familiar.
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From experience, flip-flops are possibly the worst things imaginable.
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Offtopic.. are you on silverfish? that name looks familiar.
Yup. have been for quite a few years, just haven't been on there a lot lately- been busy with park & slalom, and i don't need much new info on that stuff.
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Old 06-07-09, 11:43 PM   #21
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Yup. have been for quite a few years, just haven't been on there a lot lately- been busy with park & slalom, and i don't need much new info on that stuff.
Yeah, once I learned about bearings and trucks blahblahblah, it got old very quickly. That, and I got tired of Dervish threads.

Ontopic: flip-flops. Takes me a block to get them in the clips.
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Old 06-07-09, 11:52 PM   #22
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Yeah, once I learned about bearings and trucks blahblahblah, it got old very quickly. That, and I got tired of Dervish threads.

Ontopic: flip-flops. Takes me a block to get them in the clips.
Off Topic: WHAT!? Those are what make the Fish! I agree though, I stopped learning anything about skating/gear about a year ago on the Fish.

On Topic: The slip-on vans that I longboarded in for a year. The soles are as close to holes whithout actual holes as you can get. They have zero support, basically like riding barefoot, but not. They do slide in my clips nicely though.

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Old 06-08-09, 01:15 AM   #25
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Any shoe where the top is thin/flimsy, if you're skidding anyways. Also Asics work fine for me, though I wear a different style.
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