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Old 04-09-16, 12:12 PM
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did i get the wrong shoes?

I take cycling as a sport to practise, and i dont have cycling gear nor a good mtb, just some 2012 average mtb, recently went shopping and bought adidas rayado http://www.amazon.com/Adidas-Mens-Ra.../dp/B00FCILRDO because they looked nice, but when i got home i noticed that they are for skating ( that's what's written on them ) and i've seen a lot of arguments on the internet about skate shoes not being helpful for cyclists.. so should i go back and return them?
p.s. usually i ride my bike about 14-17km around the town only and sometimes i go to some big parks near my home and go down the hills
p.s.2 i live in Romania and i do not use amazon / ebay / online shopping .
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Old 04-09-16, 12:47 PM
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The problem I have had with street shoes on a bike is that some shoes have soft flexible soles, so you can feel the pedals, and can be uncomfortable after a while. Can you try them on the bike, while stationary, put all your weight on one foot and see how they feel ?

Shoes are a personal thing, and if they are comfortable and suit you for your type of riding, then don't worry about it. 14-17k is probably not long enough that it matters much.
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There are several directions you can go with cycling shoes, and the final decision is up to you. Perhaps think of the pedals, then choose the appropriate shoes to match.

  • Flats/pinned pedals. Most common. Easy to use, and what everyone learned on.
  • Toeclips. Gives you some foot retention, and allows pulling up if needed. In the past, racers used them with cleats, but they're now being mostly used by casual riders without cleats.
  • MTB (SPD) two bolt cleats. Used on both road bikes and MTBs. Tight or relaxed cleat adjustment. Allows some walking with the shoes.
  • Road (3 bolt cleats). Primarily used on road bikes. A bit larger platform.


Most of the "cycling shoes" are designed for the latter two types of "clipless" pedals. Some of the soles can actually be rather slick. While they may be able to be used without the clipless pedals, they aren't really necessary for that.

As Homebrew01mentioned, you can use almost any shoe with "flats". More rigid soles are nice, but not necessary.
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Yea Id say you're OK with platform pedals, add stiff arch supporting Insoles, & they should be OK for Biking and walking..


I prefer trying on shoes before you pay for them ,
Other than that maybe get several sizes in the order and send back the ones that are too big or too small .

Italian Campagnolo has a factory in Romania The 2 countries have a History. it has to be better than in the 70's, there ..

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I wear my old sneakers for Mtb riding, since they are going to get dirty/muddy and I don't want to ruin a new pair of sneakers. I can't bring myself to clipping in on a Mtb, so regular sneakers for me. I have not felt at a disadvantage nor do I feel the soles are too soft and flexible.

I rode some local single track trails yesterday after Thursday's rain. Knowing it was going to be slick and muddy, I took the fat bike and wore work boots. My moral, as long as you're not wearing flipflops, you will be fine.
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I use nike cross trainers and toe cages on my road bike, I do however tend to get hot spots on longer rides but I'm working through that.
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
The problem I have had with street shoes on a bike is that some shoes have soft flexible soles, so you can feel the pedals, and can be uncomfortable after a while. Can you try them on the bike, while stationary, put all your weight on one foot and see how they feel ?

Shoes are a personal thing, and if they are comfortable and suit you for your type of riding, then don't worry about it. 14-17k is probably not long enough that it matters much.
I will try to do what you said tomorrow
Before buying adidas rayado i was wearing nike dunk high (this http://www.amazon.com/NIKE-DUNK-BLAC.../dp/B009DPZ0V2 but on this color http://www.amazon.com/nike-dunk-high...ct_top?ie=UTF8) because it was colder outside and ya know, and they felt good , i had no problem with the sole being soft/thin and i think they are pretty much the same (same sole with the nike and adidas that i own)
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did i get the wrong shoes?

Skate shoes are excellent with pinned, flat pedals. People will argue over the soles being stiff enough. My belief is that the stiffness issue is over rated. The main thing is for the shoes to be comfortable and not slip.
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