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Old 10-01-20, 09:29 PM
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Can you recommend a supplier for leather classic road shoes ?

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Flat sole for clips 'n straps or cleated (3 or 2 bolt?)
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I am currently using these Ribó Mendrisio Corsa shoes (with cleats). Like 'em just fine. I'd been riding for three years or so with a pair of Hasus shoes (Taiwanese, model Vintage 01 I think) without cleats. Also liked them, though they are much different than the Ribó shoes sold by Magliamo and others. I also have a pair of old Detto Pietros I found locally in CL. They seem a bit tight, so I've not gotten around to actually trying them out on a ride.
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Flat sole for clips 'n straps or cleated (3 or 2 bolt?)

Flat sole for clips and straps
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Flat sole for clips and straps

I had flat sole shoes many years ago, when you climb or really Crank it your shoe tends to slide out no matter how tight you cinch the straps , ( At least for me) give cleats a try. When you get used to them they function very well.

Back to the Your Question, Classic Cycling Shoes are a major P.I.T.A. to procure if you have big feet. There are tons available if your under A size 9.
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I had flat sole shoes many years ago, when you climb or really Crank it your shoe tends to slide out no matter how tight you cinch the straps , ( At least for me) give cleats a try. When you get used to them they function very well.

Thanks for the response. I also used flat soles, toe clips and straps, years ago. I recently acquired a mint 84 Trek 770 with Campy Super Record gear and Campy pedals that are crying for clips and straps. Kind of a nostalgia thing but I want to get the clips and straps and some classic road shoes so it will all be original. I use Speedplay Pedals on my other road bikes and Campy Ergo brake shifters. It will quite different riding the old Trek with downtube friction shifting and clips and straps.

I see "classic" cycling shoes on Ebay, Some nice leather ones that would be in this vintage category. I need to learn more about it. Some of them are pretty pricey !
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I recently got these from Planet X, the Holdsworth Roughstuff (they come in black as well):



I just finished a ten-day tour with them and they turned out to be pretty comfy, both for cycling and walking. I'm happy with them.

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Thanks for the response. I also used flat soles, toe clips and straps, years ago. I recently acquired a mint 84 Trek 770 with Campy Super Record gear and Campy pedals that are crying for clips and straps. Kind of a nostalgia thing but I want to get the clips and straps and some classic road shoes so it will all be original. I use Speedplay Pedals on my other road bikes and Campy Ergo brake shifters. It will quite different riding the old Trek with downtube friction shifting and clips and straps.

I see "classic" cycling shoes on Ebay, Some nice leather ones that would be in this vintage category. I need to learn more about it. Some of them are pretty pricey !

Yes, Vintage Cycling shoes,, and just about anything Vintage cycling has seen a very sharp price increase. The prices have gone thru the roof as many people are Buying/Bidding on the same products driving the prices up..Figure out your shoe size and get on the hunt. Good quality shoes are out there,, you just goota look.

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If you are not going to use a cleat, you need a rubber sole. I’m one of the few who still rides with toe clips and straps. Been riding with clips and straps for decades. Never went clipless.

I have a pair of older leather Italian road shoes with slick plastic soles. There is not a chance you can ride in them without cleats. I’m not sure I would even try to walk in them without a cleat.

I stopped using cleats a while back and went with a Specialized touring shoe. My current shoe is the Elite Touring with a rubber sole. Not vintage, but looks like a road shoe.

There are vintage looking leather shoes out there, but you will pay for them. Your best bet is to find a good pair of Bata Bikers. Non-cleat vintage looking leather cycling shoes are a real niche item.

Good luck!

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Old 10-03-20, 09:05 AM
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mastrofisso in Arezzo, Italy. They have two models, one with a classic flat sole that will require cleats. They will mail order pretty much anywhere. Run by a very nice guy named Mattia Fracassi.


https://www.mastrofisso.com/en/categ...ntage-en/shoes
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I visited their stand at L'Eroica last year as mrs non-fixie was looking for new shoes, and held their shoes in my hands. Very nice shoes! Nice people too.

They are also responsible for these really lovely Faggin shoes.

I liked these, but they got vetoed by the mrs :

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