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    Do you have a backup pair of road shoes?

    Just found out the hard way that i need a second pair as my sidis were attacked by my puppy....Yes, he is still alive but i was furious.Love my sidis, but i was thinking about some low end shimanos till my shoes come back from sidi.Any suggestions? I want to stay around 150.00.When my sidis come back, these become backups.Thanks all.

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    Sorry to hear it mang.
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    Yes, I have a back-up pair of road shoes, Lake brand actually. My Sidi's I save for important rides, the Lakes for everything else. Well, for my fixed gear bike I have Crank Bros. pedals/cleats and so I have Garneau shoes for those (other road bikes use SPD-L's).

    Sorry about your puppy's choice of cycling food! Our new kitten sometimes sleeps by my Sidis but doesn't try to eat them!

    Anyway, just shop around the internet (or your LBS) for something on sale / closeout and you should be able to come close to your $150.00 price.

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    Ribble has a ton of them for cheap...

    http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/roa...es/shimzshr819

    I have a pair of R087 shoes as backup to my recently purchased Sidi genius 5 pro carbons and I don't like them anywhere near as much, so I would definitely suggest getting something nicer than the 87s. They also fit more loosely than Sidis do but I have the same size in both. I got my Sidis from Chainlove - I guess they're last year's model, not that I care.

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    I have several pair of Sidis in various states of disrepair.

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    Yes, I have a backup(s). Shimano shoes don't seem to fit me well. I have Sidi, two pairs of Diadora, and a set of Bontrager. Have to warn about inexpensive, poorly fitting shoes. Bad fitting cycling shoes will result in a miserable ride. Second the recommendation of scouring the internet for a closeout deal.
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    I went with the specialize elite road.Used them last night and they were great and they are more middle end then low end.But i got to tell ya,they are not sidis in any way.Looking forward to getting my sidis back a lot but im very glad to have two pairs on such an important piece of gear.Anyone use the elite road shoes?With the cleats this went out the door at 180.00.

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    Cross-trainers are hard to find, so when I found a source, I purchased two pairs. So I suppose you say I have a back-up pair.

    Oh. Not that kind of road shoe. Silly me.
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    Does anyone here have wide flat feet? I had a pair of sidis exactly like calamarichriand my toes hurt from being bunched up at the tip. So I ended up with a pair of specialized that have more of a box toe. And now the expensive sidis are my back ups. tsk tsk
    My terribly structured feet give me a world of problems...

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    Yes, I have two pairs of road shoes and three pairs of MTB shoes, and two pairs of casual SPD shoe. Interestingly, one of my good friends and I rode the Hilly Hundred two years ago and somehow she forgot her shoes when we were loading the bikes. I bought her a new pair at the vendor's booths at the school and now she keeps one pair with the bike and one pair in her trunk. Nothing suck quite as much as driving a hundred miles for a ride, only to find out the your shoes are still sitting in your closet at home.......
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    I got an old back up pair that I keep telling myself I'll wear in the rain. but I always forget to wear them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IvyCap View Post
    Does anyone here have wide flat feet? I had a pair of sidis exactly like calamarichriand my toes hurt from being bunched up at the tip. So I ended up with a pair of specialized that have more of a box toe. And now the expensive sidis are my back ups. tsk tsk
    My terribly structured feet give me a world of problems...
    Yes, I was riding with some Shimano SH-R 133 shoes and wanted to upgrade. Started looking at Sidis and at first was concerned with the price but good shoes are good shoes. A friends had some Sadis in my size but they felt tight in the toe box. I don't have a big foot but I do have what my wife call box feet. Anyway the Sadis didn't fell right. So I tried on a pair of Specialized S works Road shoe. The price was in the Sidi ballpark but they had a wider toe box and I didn't have to go a size up like I did with the Sidis. I knew right off the bat I would need some back up shoes like I do with my MTB shoes so I got some Diadora comp shoes. But our dog is 12 and doesn't chew. Well sometimes a sock goes missing.
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    I don't have a backup pair but I did lose one to my puppy. I now make sure I always put them away.

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    All my bike shoes came from thrift stores, no doubt the cast offs of people deciding that they wanted to try a different hobby, so yes have a back-up pair, as long as you have the closet space to store them...
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