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Nike Indoor Cycling Shoes... Because Why Not?

Old 05-06-20, 06:54 AM
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Nike Indoor Cycling Shoes... Because Why Not?


https://news.nike.com/footwear/nike-...d-release-date

Funny how Nike is making an "indoor cycling shoe" but doesn't currently make any outdoor cycling shoes? I've got to wonder why one can't just use any cycling shoe for indoor riding. But I digress... if they sell, then it is a good idea.
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Nike has their Superrep line that focuses on indoor fitness clothing why not a cycling shoe.
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Old 05-06-20, 07:45 AM
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It seems like this would be fine outdoors too. Warm, dry weather only, of course.
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Makes sense to me. The demands placed on a typical cycling shoe are significantly higher than those placed on a shoe for an indoor "bike" that doesn't go anywhere. Besides, Shimano already makes an indoor shoe, the IC5-- and the Giro knit-top shoes might as well be. I expect to see more labels pushing indoor shoes sooner than later.
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laterally stiff, verically compliant, 5% faster than last year's model (if there had been one).

marketing is everything.

and in RED it's it's the fastest shoe on the market, not including Peloton riders who use Look cleats.
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Old 05-06-20, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
Makes sense to me. The demands placed on a typical cycling shoe are significantly higher than those placed on a shoe for an indoor "bike" that doesn't go anywhere. Besides, Shimano already makes an indoor shoe, the IC5-- and the Giro knit-top shoes might as well be. I expect to see more labels pushing indoor shoes sooner than later.
Oh this is interesting... Had no clue indoor cycling shoes were being made. I've just been using my Shimano RP500s.

edit: JK. Not interested at $200!
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Old 05-06-20, 10:08 AM
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In gyms (are they still there?) the bikes usually have SPD pedals,

& those shoes don't have the cleats recessed, so damage to floors, and slippery walking.
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I like them and have my eye on the black ones...wondering about pricing though.
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I like them and have my eye on the black ones...wondering about pricing though.
I can't imagine it'll be cheap with the name brand. Though for better or worse, they went with velcro which wouldn't command as high of a price as a ratchet or BOA system.
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The biggest difference between the Shimano IC5 shoe and the Nike is the type of cleats. Shimano is SPD and Nike is SPD-SL. In other words two bolt vs three bolt.

I am very interested in this shoe and looking forward to its release. I also agree with SlvrDragon50 that BOA would have been a nice touch.
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Old 05-06-20, 10:34 PM
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The biggest difference between the Shimano IC5 shoe and the Nike is the type of cleats. Shimano is SPD and Nike is SPD-SL. In other words two bolt vs three bolt.
Incorrect. The Nike is both.

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Fu#$ NIKE....... I wont buy them, opinions vary. They could be free, wouldn't wear them.
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Good point.

People used to complain that the old cycling shoes BIDT were like wearing slippers. I guess we have come full circle on that idea.
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Fu#$ NIKE....... I wont buy them, opinions vary. They could be free, wouldn't wear them.
I second this. Their shoes are overpriced, overhyped and their spokesperson is Colon Krapenick. I'll never buy Nike again!!!
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