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Best Shoe you've ever worn

Old 06-08-17, 04:05 PM
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Bontrager XXX. They are comfy on my feet.
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Old 06-08-17, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by bonz50 View Post
anyone ever spend much time with Lake shoes?? I currently use Mavic's but frankly I bought them on a budget and they are a bit narrow. thinkin about popping for a pair of Lake shoes with boa.
I have a pair of the CX237 (Wide) shoes and I love them. I have very wide feet (I should just wear the shoe boxes), and the Lake's are the best I've found so far. I've only had them one year, so not much data on durability, but no complaints so far.
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Old 06-09-17, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Those aren't tags, they're shoe covers, for aerodynamics. It's only the drive side shoe that needs to be fast, the other one is just coming along for the ride. And those are the world's biggest and most expensive uni-cleats. Get your eyes checked.

Maybe he thought the thread was about "the best shoes he's never worn".
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Old 06-09-17, 01:39 AM
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Sidis are overrated shoes. I had a pair of Sidi Ergo 1 and still have a pair of Sidi Dominator MTB. Also have a pair of Shimano carbon sole MTB shoes. Regular use is Bont Vaypor+, Bont Vaypor as rain shoe, way better than Sidis.

BOA dials are overrated for shoes as well, Sidi/Bont/Shimano ratchets and strap are faster.

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Old 06-09-17, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
I think we've found the Imelda Marcos of cycling shoes.



I just noticed--this is the "Meilenstein" guy, idn't it?
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Old 06-09-17, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Scarbo View Post


I just noticed--this is the "Meilenstein" guy, idn't it?
No, that's someone else. Rather, this is the "MEILENSTEIN" guy.
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Old 06-09-17, 08:19 AM
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Liking the Shots quite a bit. Very easy to put on and take off. Stiff too, it does have some hotspots that hopefully will go away.
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Old 06-09-17, 10:03 AM
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I always was partial to Addidas. I had a pair of Addidas with Cinelli block cleats. Darn nice. Then the Sidi craze started about 1977. Bought a pair of those. They were really good too.
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Old 06-09-17, 10:37 AM
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My favorite at this moment are the Rapha Climber Shoes.




Originally Posted by Cue View Post
BOA dials are overrated for shoes as well, Sidi/Bont/Shimano ratchets and strap are faster.
BOA dials make for the easiest on-the-bike shoe adjustments of any closure system. That's the one thing I miss in not having them.
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Old 06-09-17, 07:30 PM
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I rode with cheap cross shoes for a number of years and never realized how bad they were until I got some Shimano RP3's in wide.
Maybe I'll say the same thing if I ever get a more expensive pair in the future, but I don't even think about my feet while riding anymore.
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Old 06-10-17, 08:31 PM
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The only pair of cycle shoes I have ever owned/worn is a pair of DETTO's I bought back in '85. Still use them to this day mainly because I don't ride with clipless.
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Old 06-12-17, 11:47 PM
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Since I wear a size 51 (palindromically 15 American), I generally settle for whatever I can find that I can fit my foot into, currently Sidi. However, back in the day I had a pair of Rivat's that were perfectly shaped to my foot. Unfortunately, one of them took a hike somewhere between Sacramento and Texas and I've been mourning the loss ever since.
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Old 06-14-17, 04:59 AM
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I own several pair of Sidis...one set of Diadora, a set of Bontrager, two sets of Shimano, one of Peal Izumi.

I love the Giant Surge road shoe. Comfortable and stiff and the inside of the boot is really comfortable.
Funny little thing...as with many shoes it's on a filament fit system. The right shoe, you turn to the right to tighten, the left is the opposite. On the bike it's a nice feature.
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Old 06-17-17, 08:57 AM
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I've had these since the fall of 2012. Still using them and love them dearly. Good fit, super light, and the laces make them have no hot spots.

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Old 06-17-17, 05:49 PM
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I had a pair of Nike's I liked a bunch. They weren't light but they fit my feet nice...
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Old 06-17-17, 06:12 PM
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I've got a decent pair of Specialized shoes, but when I was changing the cleats last week, the cleat nuts tore free from the sole and I thought that the shoes were shot.

I started shopping for other shoes. One pair in particular, Fizik R3B, were super comfy and just fit like a... glove? I had decided before trying them on that I wasn't going to buy any shoes until I tried on all of the shoes on my shortlist, including some more Specialized shoes. At the Spec shop, the salesman there was super helpful and knowledgeable, unlike the numbnuts on the phone, and he's like, "well, I'm not going to stop you from buying new shoes, but do you just want to replace the cleat nuts in your existing shoes? It's like, $5."

I obviously jumped at that and I was happy to keep using shoes that fit pretty well and were in otherwise great shape... but those Fiziks... they felt so good that they're lodged in the back of my mind. And now they'd be harder to justify because they'd be a $300 want instead of a well-I-need-something-so-it-might-as-well-be-good. But I might have to get them sooner or later.
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Old 06-20-17, 10:44 AM
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Old 06-22-17, 05:17 AM
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I just got a pair of Lake CX 402. Stiff as hell, but comfortable. Have been using Sidi's for years Great shoes.
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Old 06-22-17, 11:38 AM
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Lake CX331 Wide - Great quality, never hot spot, just awesome. Too bad I had crash few months back and the shoe is torn in few places... (still using it at the moment but tears are widening up). Have Bont Vaypor plus on order to see how it fits... if that doesn't work out... back to Lake. I've tried Shimano R series prior and Specialized S-works. They were good for about 2 hour rides but beyond that, I was suffering hot spots, etc. Lake can go 6+ hours and only thing hurting will be my legs and lung. Now as I am typing I should have just gotten Lake again and not concerned about... ha...ha...
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Old 06-22-17, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I obviously jumped at that and I was happy to keep using shoes that fit pretty well and were in otherwise great shape... but those Fiziks... they felt so good that they're lodged in the back of my mind. And now they'd be harder to justify because they'd be a $300 want instead of a well-I-need-something-so-it-might-as-well-be-good. But I might have to get them sooner or later.
I have the Fizik R5b and they work great for me; I also find them almost astonishingly comfortable. Maybe try them, too; they're half the cost of the r3b's. Plus the dark gray/orange is pretty badass, in my opinion.

They also made me, to touch on another topic broached on this thread, a total Boa convert. I'll never go back, not even for fancy hipster lace-ups.
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Old 06-22-17, 12:31 PM
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I have the Fizik R5b and they work great for me; I also find them almost astonishingly comfortable. Maybe try them, too; they're half the cost of the r3b's. Plus the dark gray/orange is pretty badass, in my opinion.
I did try them on - you're right that they're super comfy, but I didn't like the amount of flex that I felt in the soles. Supposedly the R4Bs are halfway in between as far as stiffness is concerned, but I haven't seen/tried on any.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I did try them on - you're right that they're super comfy, but I didn't like the amount of flex that I felt in the soles. Supposedly the R4Bs are halfway in between as far as stiffness is concerned, but I haven't seen/tried on any.
Fair enough. I've never seen the R4b in the wild either.
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