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    Has anyone tried any DZR shoes?

    specifically the slip on varieties? I'm looking for a spd/crankbros compatible semi walkable shoe. These interest me but they also seem like a bad idea all around. Curious if anyone has any real world experience
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    I bought a pair at thebeginning of the year and while not bad, definitely not good. By like month two or three, the Velcro strap was already failing me and I ripped out of the shoe a couple of times. They also had a ton of flex in them so sprinting/climbing was a little weird. I have a pair of shimano spd shoes rh 82 or something? They are comfortable enough to walk around in and I don't have a fear of dying from shoe failure like the dzrs. Just depends on how hard/often you ridei would say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huffandstuff View Post
    I bought a pair at thebeginning of the year and while not bad, definitely not good. By like month two or three, the Velcro strap was already failing me and I ripped out of the shoe a couple of times. They also had a ton of flex in them so sprinting/climbing was a little weird. I have a pair of shimano spd shoes rh 82 or something? They are comfortable enough to walk around in and I don't have a fear of dying from shoe failure like the dzrs. Just depends on how hard/often you ridei would say.
    OK. Basically all of the problems you mentioned are the exact concerns I have. Best to stay with a cycling specific shoe that keeps your foot securely in it I guess
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    I have a pair of Ovis, and they are awesome. Not a velcro fan so I can't comment on that part. They are excellent casual shoes though and enable me to wear the same pair of shoes to work as I do outside of the office.
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    I'm on my second pair and I like them a lot. The first pair I owned were "Minna" and those lasted about a year of heavy use. Eventually the sole and the shank started to separate, causing creaking and some discomfort. I'm now about 6mo in on a pair of Dice. Given that all their shoes use the same soles I don't expect these to last any longer but I'm OK with buying a new pair every year.

    They're more walkable than any MTB shoe I've owned (Sidi Dominator, Giro Code, various older Shimano and Specialized models). I have no problems wearing them all day at work but because they're stiffer than a regular sneaker I only wear them when bikes are involved.

    They're made for walking, so power transfer will not be as good as even an entry-level MTB shoe. I did notice a bit of hot-foot on the few longer (40+ mi) rides I've done in them. That said, in terms of flex they're still better than any clip/strap/stiff shoe combo I've tried and the models I used lace up so there's no risk of slipping out.

    One last note, they run slightly large. I wear 45.5s in Sidi and Giro, and the 45 DZR is perfect.

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    For what it's worth, they actually have a few soles in their model range. One includes a steel reinforced shank.
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    I just got a pair of Minna DRZ shoes. I wouldn't recommend them. I returned them for a refund. They definitely run big and the cleat spot is uncomfortable to walk on. Fashion over function is never good for cycling products. A decent MTB shoe would be way better. Getting the Giro Privateer myself
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