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    Senior Member mello velo's Avatar
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    Shoes for pedals with clips and straps

    Anyone have suggestions for shoes for clips and straps? I found a few posts on this, but they are getting to be outdated, and some of the shoes suggested are no longer available. I wear big shoes, so some of the high end retro looking shoes don't come in my size 14, or size 49 European.

    I'm riding a Raleigh Clubman, more recreationally, but thought the touring crowd would be the most likely to have suggestions. I'm a landscape painter, and have started strapping art equipment to my rear rack and biking into the countryside to paint.

    farm off Natchez Trace (1).jpgclubman.jpg


    This past weekend on the Natchez Trace in Mississippi:
    farm off Natchez Trace.jpg

    I ordered a pair of indoor soccer shoes, Adidas Samba, but the soles are quite thin and more flexible than I expected.

    I'm looking for lace up shoes that won't have anything to get hung up in the straps, with a little bit of traction on the sole, some degree of rigidity, but still the possibility of walking in them. Any ideas?
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    Galveston County Texas 10 Wheels's Avatar
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    I use these.

    http://www.shoebuy.com/rockport-prow...00/42704/42706#

    They run a tad on the small size.
    I wear 13s, but in these I wear 14's
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    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
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    Senior Member mello velo's Avatar
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    Here's the most recent thread I could find: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...with-toe-clips

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    I have a pair of Performance Traverse shoes. I consider them to be touring shoes, although they are marketed as MTB shoes. I wear them with SPD's, but you can leave the cleat cutout installed, and they have a nice grippy sole. Good compromise between cycling and walking performance. I've always felt sure footed with them. They do seem sized a touch small. My size 43's were a little snug until I got a couple hundred miles on them. I recently installed some elastic sports laces to keep from having loose laces near the chainrings. Until I got those, I just wrapped a small velcro band around them and tucked the loops into the shoes.



    2000 Bianchi Veloce, '88 Schwinn Prologue, '88 Trek 900, '92 Trek T100, 2000 Rans Tailwind

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