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Old 08-18-04, 09:47 PM
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Is there a case to be made for cycling shoes? What is the matter with plain lightweight running shoes?
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Old 08-19-04, 06:03 AM
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Cleats can't be attached to running shoes.
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Old 08-19-04, 06:34 AM
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Running shoes don't have stiff soles to help avoid hot spots and to better transfer power to the pedal.

On long rides, the hot spots become significant for many folks.
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Old 08-19-04, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by DnvrFox
Running shoes don't have stiff soles to help avoid hot spots and to better transfer power to the pedal.

On long rides, the hot spots become significant for many folks.
This is truly the correct answer. I road for a long time in regular old Pumas and when I finally got a pair of Specialized touring shoes I could kicked myself in the ass for not getting them earlier. I still have those shoes and they are literally about 8 years old so it's a good investment...
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Old 08-19-04, 11:21 AM
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If you ride long and/or hard then stiffer soles make a big difference. For just riding around town, running shoes are adaquate.
Many lightweight trail shoes do have stiffer soles, comparable with leisure cycling shoes.
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Old 08-19-04, 12:01 PM
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If you get large enough platform pedals, and ride less than 20miles then practically
any shoe that can be comfortably walked in would be ok. Steve
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