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Old 04-07-08, 07:42 PM
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Mountain shoes with a skate look

Ideally I'd love to be able to stick cleats on converse all-stars, but since that's not happening I am wondering what my next best option is. A friend of mine has a pair of SixSixOne's that look great, but the soles have cracked three times on him now. Any ideas?
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Old 04-07-08, 07:55 PM
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Lake 5050 DH
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Old 04-07-08, 08:06 PM
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Lake 5050 DH
Any idea where?
They're sold out on their site.
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Old 04-07-08, 08:32 PM
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Whoops, sorry about that.

I don't know of any source, I got em at my LBS.
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Oakley makes a pair of skater style shoes with cleats on them. A friend of mine has them so I can't really tell you anything else other than they are oakley and he rides clipless.
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Old 04-08-08, 05:56 AM
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Not clipless but five.ten impact and any sort of variant of the impact stick to pedals well.
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Old 04-08-08, 08:34 AM
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Not clipless but five.ten impact and any sort of variant of the impact stick to pedals well.
Do they work that well? I am looking for something to stick on my around the town bike, and I'll probably use the same thing for my XC mountain bike
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I would recommend the SixSixOne Launch shoes. Don't know which ones your buddy has but that has not been my experience with 661 shoes. I'm running Duallys now; but I still use my Launches for everything but racing. I've had them over 4 years and have beat the crap out of them and they're still holding up fine.
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Old 04-08-08, 10:37 AM
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The launches are what he has. His experience plus the reviews on mtbr are making me think I should stay away from them. I'll have a look around though.
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For the price, I would go with the SixSixOne's. The 5.10's are incredible especially if you're into like freeride, they actually STICK to the pedal. I have the same sole on my rafting sandals as are on the impacts and they stick even to rocks underwater in a current.
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The Five.tens are very grippy and arguably the best shoe for platform pedals out there. They are not a substitute for clipless shoes and pedals though. Apples and oranges.
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Correct. I forgot about the clipless part
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