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Who still has shoes with velcro

Old 02-26-16, 08:52 PM
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I have EEE width with high arches. BOA clamps down evenly, can't adjust it looser over the arches. Doesn't work for me.

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Old 02-26-16, 11:04 PM
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lol, how are you breaking the boa lacing you freak?

Also, aren't Lake's boa enclosure system's insured for life? Like can't you go into any retailer that sells them and get it replaced 100% gratis?

I have some Mavic's Some Shimano R170's, Giro Treble's and some Lintaman Custom's... all have velcro straps, all do their job's well.... I do have some scott road shoes that have boa system though and they're just fine as well...sometimes when you ride a lot **** just wears out and breaks....
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Old 02-27-16, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by bigdo13 View Post
lol, how are you breaking the boa lacing you freak?

Also, aren't Lake's boa enclosure system's insured for life? Like can't you go into any retailer that sells them and get it replaced 100% gratis?

I have some Mavic's Some Shimano R170's, Giro Treble's and some Lintaman Custom's... all have velcro straps, all do their job's well.... I do have some scott road shoes that have boa system though and they're just fine as well...sometimes when you ride a lot **** just wears out and breaks....
Idk, seemed the plastic inside these things just wore out. They started slipping. I have one friend that had the same thing happen. I know, maybe these were isolated incidents because they work for a lot of people.

Yes, I actually got new parts from Boa shipped for free. It took a couple weeks to get to Europe. I don't have retailers that have these close where I live.
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Old 02-27-16, 08:55 AM
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One buckle and two Velcro straps for me, both on my road and mtb shoes. I had an old pair of mtb shoes with laces and a big Velcro pad that covered them. I haven't noticed any difference in comfort. I do remember riding bikes as a kid and having my shoelace untie and wind itself around the pedal spindle. It wasn't noticed until my foot suddenly pulled really tight against the platform, requiring an immediate stop to fix. I imagine it would suck badly If that happened whilr on a busy road or in a group ride.

I've also had a couple pairs of golf shoes that constantly loosen and need re-tying in the middle of a round. Drives me nuts.
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Old 02-29-16, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by ptempel View Post
Anyone remember Detto Pietro? I remember having to nail in the plastic cleats after riding then for a while without cleats to get a mark.
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Old 02-29-16, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by tiiger View Post
I've had these for years (SPD cleats for my Fixed-gear commuter). When I get SPD-SL pedals/shoes for my new roadie, the shoes will also have laces. I had velcro Looks years ago (like, 25), and the velcro started to get really weak after a couple of years.

Fixed gear, yeah! Where laces really shine. (As long as you are riding, you aren't reaching down and messing with buckles. BOAs or straps. Laces? Tie them once and they are good all day.) I have put in 130 miles on fix gears without ever messing with the laces. And in a previous millennia, I rode a 4 hour race. Laced my shoes up tight knowing the final 15 miles would be critical with a bunch of tough climbs. Race start was delayed for 2 hours, Race was hardest I ever rode. In the middle of the 4 hour van ride home I remembered my shoes were still on, laced for the finish. So that is what, 8, 9 hours? Never had strap or mechanical tie shoes that I could do that with.

Those shoes were the really sweet Pumas of the '70s. Very close in comfort are my current hand grommet-ed cheap Lakes. (To get back to the OP's thread title - I still have the shoes, just not the velcro!)

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Old 02-29-16, 11:43 AM
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Three w/ laces
One w/ velcro
Three w/ buckle/velcro
One w/ boa/velcro
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