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How Many Pairs Of Road Shoes Do You Have?

Old 01-22-20, 07:09 AM
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2 pair Sidi Genius 5(?) Megas, one with Keo cleats for main ride, one with Delta cleats for tandem.
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Old 01-22-20, 10:50 AM
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Three pair, Venzo carbon black and red dial a matic, Tiebao Carbon Multicolored double dial, my most comfortable best fitting pair, and a pair of Shimano RC7 dial a matic in white. They all get used. Wet day? No problem next day.
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Old 01-23-20, 01:11 PM
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One for now (a 200$ pair of Shimano dating from 2018 that are still in very good condition).

Might buy a second pair this Spring if I find a deal ''I can't refuse'' somewhere. I like my current ones, but I would use a little more cushion on the sides. Having wide feet comes with its own specific set of issues.

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Old 01-23-20, 01:13 PM
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Two pair of Sidi, two pair of DMT, one pair Northwave
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Old 01-23-20, 06:14 PM
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I'd really like a pair of Sidi Genius 10s.. but when did Sidi stop making any sizes over 48 EU ?
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Old 01-27-20, 03:19 AM
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3. All Bont vaypor, each new pair bought after a crash but have managed to keep the crashed pair serviceable.

My original laced versions, std vaypors are now my winter shoes as they fit under shoe covers easy. My 2nd pair with ratchet buckles are now my turbo trainer shoes and my newest vaypor s are my best shoes.
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Old 02-22-20, 04:05 PM
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Got 3 bikes, 2 helmets, and 1 road shoe.
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Old 02-22-20, 04:40 PM
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2 of the same; Sidi Sixty.
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Old 02-22-20, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
2 pairs of these (one black, one white) Shimano cleats


2 pairs of these (1 new in the box) Shimano cleats


1 pair with Look Delta cleats


1 pair with Speedplay cleats
For $99 I couldn't resist adding another pair.

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Old 02-22-20, 08:00 PM
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Anyone who has two pairs of the same shoes in different colors and doesn’t mix them is a hopeless square.
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Old 02-22-20, 08:04 PM
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Same .. I dunno but shoes is just not a priority.
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Old 02-22-20, 08:19 PM
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I have one pair of Giro Empire SLX and one pair of Shimano RP-300SL. The difference is mind blowing.
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Old 02-22-20, 08:24 PM
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One. As long as they do the job, aesthetics aren't worth the extra expense.
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Old 02-22-20, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Moonshae View Post
One. As long as they do the job, aesthetics aren't worth the extra expense.
Aesthetics aren't the only difference in higher priced shoes.
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Old 02-22-20, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Aesthetics aren't the only difference in higher priced shoes.
Sure, but why else would you not wear your best shoes, regardless of how you define "best"? If the higher priced shoes offer better performance, comfort, etc...why wear lesser ones? I suppose that would mean you own several pairs of shoes, but I think the OPs question was really about how many pairs do you actually wear regularly vs own but may not use.
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Old 02-23-20, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Moonshae View Post
Sure, but why else would you not wear your best shoes, regardless of how you define "best"? If the higher priced shoes offer better performance, comfort, etc...why wear lesser ones? I suppose that would mean you own several pairs of shoes, but I think the OPs question was really about how many pairs do you actually wear regularly vs own but may not use.
Some people have many different bikes, with different types of pedals. Some people also have winter, summer, and rain shoes.

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Old 02-23-20, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Moonshae View Post
Sure, but why else would you not wear your best shoes, regardless of how you define "best"? If the higher priced shoes offer better performance, comfort, etc...why wear lesser ones? I suppose that would mean you own several pairs of shoes, but I think the OPs question was really about how many pairs do you actually wear regularly vs own but may not use.

I'm guessing, however, that you own more than one pair of shoes,

and do not wear dress shoes for a muddy hike, nor wear them again the next day when they are still wet.
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Old 02-26-20, 04:21 PM
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3 Pairs of Giro Empire ACC's.
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Old 02-27-20, 07:13 AM
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I have two pairs of SPD shoes that I use on both road and trail. One pair is a low cost Shimano with velcro the other is low cost Giro with laces. Not sure what the model numbers are but I paid less than $70 each.

I hate them both. I'm going to stay with SPD for all of my bikes but I think I'm going to shop for a pair that is a little more comfortable. I usually wear the Shimano and I have spent a lot of time with a shoe stretcher and heat gun trying to get a more comfortable fit and I have improved it some. But still wearing them is as close to self-inflicted torture as one can get. The next pair I get will prolly be a lot more expensive and I will not rush the decision on what pair to get.
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Old 02-27-20, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
2 pairs of these (one black, one white) Shimano cleats




I really like those Mavics, just wish it had laces or boa in place of the Velcro.
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Old 02-27-20, 09:14 AM
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I really like those Mavics, just wish it had laces or boa in place of the Velcro.
why don’t you like the Velcro? The black pair was used everyday(commuting and training) for 3 years, and commuting only for the last year. The Velcro is still holding up well.
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Old 02-27-20, 12:19 PM
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Down to two pairs, one for the gravel bike, one for the road bike, both SPD. What's funny is my "road" shoes are actually gravel shoes, and my "gravel" shoes are actually mtb shoes.


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Old 02-27-20, 09:33 PM
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1 pair of vintage Sidis with slot cleats for my vintage bikes.
1 pair of Sidi Dominators that are still going strong after a half dozen years. I use them for road, mountain, and gravel.
1 almost new pair of backup Dominators that I found cheap for the day when the old ones die.
1 pair of Giros that I got as part of a sponsorship deal. They're really too narrow for me in the toe but I'm too much of a cheapskate to get rid of them, so I use them on rides of less than 50 miles.
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Old 03-01-20, 05:12 PM
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i got me many.
several spd types.
mtb hard core specialized, Giro republics, shimano.
road shimano 2 pairs (, look cleats speed play cleats)
Bonts. (look)
vary the on bike used and how i will ride. also weather.
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Old 03-03-20, 12:31 AM
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2 pairs of Fizik road shoes (Overcurve R5) and 2 pairs (Fizik Transiro and Pearl Izumi) tri shoes. Plenty.
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