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Old 06-27-10, 02:24 PM
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advice on shoes for use with toe clips, modern shoes or vintage

Dear Persons,

I have a pair of quill pedals I have previously used with Detto Pietro Art Nos 74 shoes.

I learn that (slotted cleats) are available which will fit modern shoes (from 'Yellow Jersey').

I wonder about good choices for vintage shoes other than Detto Pietro, which are difficult to obtain...

I wonder also if anyone knows of modern shoes with which a velcro strap (which might rub under the toe clip) will not be a problem.

Thanks for your aid in this query.

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Old 06-27-10, 05:32 PM
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I always liked converse All Stars for use with toe clips. Roger
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You can take a sneaker and make a cleat on it using Shoe Goo. A friend of mine did this and was very pleased with the result. He just smooshed it on and made a slot with the pedal and let it dry.
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The only shoe that makes me swoon.
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I looked up Dromarti. Yes, swoony shoes, and prices to make you faint. Well, I guess $209 isn't all that bad, but it better be a darned good shoe.
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what about vittoria 1976 series? They come in multiple colors. I think they run about $200 also. I like the black pairs and the suede look nice too.

http://www.vittoria1976.it/1976series_en.html
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I use these:
25,000 miles on one pair.

http://www.macys.com/catalog/product...=%7Bkeyword%7D
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I use these:
25,000 miles on one pair.

http://www.macys.com/catalog/product...=%7Bkeyword%7D

These look good for the price.
http://www.amazon.com/Rockport%C2%AE.../dp/B0036U5U2Y
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I always use Adidas indoor soccer shoes when I'm riding w/ clips. Nice, stiff sole and they fit like a glove.
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