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Shoe advice for gravel/adventure biking

Old 01-01-17, 09:43 AM
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Shoe advice for gravel/adventure biking

I am at a loss in my search for a shoe that is stiff enough for gravel racing yet flexible enough for a short and comfortable walk off the rail/trail for coffee. The first two that I am interested in are the Spesh Recon and Giro New Road Republic.

Any thoughts and recommendations would be appreciated!
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Pearl izumi x-alp III is what i use.
I use the shoe for day long rides and they feel great in and off the bike. Ive done up to 70mi gravel only rides and have yet to think about my shoes. Thats basically what im looking for.

The shoe might be too flexible for you...i may just have low standards.
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I'm happy with the SIDI Genius 5 Pro. It has a wider toebox and is all-day comfortable. It's carbon sole stiff, I could walk a miles in gravel if I needed to.
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I've had Pearl Izumi X-Project 1.0 for a year or two now and love them. They're expensive (got them at a good price) but are on sale often. They have two Boa dials so the fit is very comfortable and they're made to be cross or mtb type shoes so they're stiff but very walkable as well.
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I use and am happy with the Sidi Buvel
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