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How Many Pairs Of Road Shoes Do You Have?

Old 03-06-20, 06:21 PM
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I just crossed over into the multi-shoe camp today with the purchase of my second pair even though my current pair are in good shape. Down the rabbit hole I go.
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Old 03-11-20, 08:35 AM
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3 pairs. 1 road, 1 backup road,1 gravel
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Old 01-25-21, 03:06 PM
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4, 3 Sidi and a Shimano, wish they all had Shimano buckles.
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Old 07-19-21, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob Ross View Post
13 years old and look as if they're falling apart, but I can't seem to kill them
Well, 18 months later I finally managed to kill them, so now I'm down to 3 pair.
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Old 07-19-21, 02:47 PM
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Well, 18 months later I finally managed to kill them, so now I'm down to 3 pair.
Could be worse, considering what else has been killed in the past 18 months....
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Old 07-19-21, 03:38 PM
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2 pair, summer mtb/spd, and winter GoreTex mtb/spd when the temp goes below 40 F. Both are designed for mtb, but are used with the road, commuter, mtb, and gravel bikes. I also like to walk (or possibly run) when I get off a bike.

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Old 07-19-21, 11:35 PM
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2 specialized road shoes, one summer with tons of venting and one winter. A pair that need to go in the garbage but since I bought them in Italy, I have a stupid attachment. One pair MTB SPD shoes which need to be replaced for actual mountain biking.
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Old 07-21-21, 04:36 PM
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Not sure what I was thinking.. good shoe, questionable aesthetics
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Old 07-21-21, 05:01 PM
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Don't own many shoes but gone through probably more shoes than any other apparel trying to find the right fit. Really sucks that while shoe may feel comfortable in the store but after a 2 hour ride and over time just feels awful. And there is no way to trial shoes other than Specialized.
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Old 07-21-21, 06:18 PM
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If we’re speaking strictly road shoes as in 3 or 4 bolt then I have 3. Black and red Fizik R1 knit, White and Black Sworks 6, and an old pair of Giro shoes that I have as a backup.
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Old 07-21-21, 06:26 PM
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6 pairs of shoes.
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Old 07-22-21, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Amt0571 View Post
None. I only have mountain bike shoes and use mountain style SPD pedals on all my bikes. I like being able to walk if necessary.

BTW, I only have one pair of shoes.

Had 2 pairs until recently, but gave the old one to a friend as I didn't use it and he didn't had much money.
So it is acceptable to just use SPD pedals. Good to know. I'm saving for the Rally XC200 for my first upgrade next year
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Old 07-22-21, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by illjustride View Post
Anyone ride with the same pair all year round? Was thinking of getting a black pair and a white pair for races and to match my different helmets. Curious what people are doing.
I’ve used the same pair of dark grey Shimano SPD-SL shoes for the last ~10 years - they’re looking a little worn, but do the job. I wear them all year round, supplementing with a pair of shoe covers for cold or wet winter rides
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Old 07-23-21, 12:57 PM
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I’ve got 3 pairs of road shoes. Although 1 pair doesn’t get used now. The other 2 pairs are identical, except one black, one white. I keep 1 pair for the indoor trainer and the other for outdoor riding.
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Old 03-22-22, 01:20 AM
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As was asked above, the models of sports shoes can be defined by the types, and this is really an important question about why you need shoes?
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Old 03-22-22, 01:27 AM
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Originally Posted by RussEllis View Post
As was asked above, the models of sports shoes can be defined by the types, and this is really an important question about why you need shoes?
I need shoes because the alternative of duct taping cleats to my feet sounds rather uncomfortable.
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Old 03-22-22, 02:51 AM
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As was asked above, the models of sports shoes can be defined by the types, and this is really an important question about why you need shoes? Right now, I can recommend only the good online sportswear market https://www.grailify.com/en/ where you can choose the model by yourself by choosing the right category according to your needs. One thing I hardly suggest to you is not economizing on the shoes and paying attention to professional sportspeople reviews, because good footwear choices are half of your sports success.

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Old 03-22-22, 05:35 AM
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One for each bike.
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Old 03-22-22, 07:32 AM
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Specialized Tahoe with SPD cleat, bought 2004? Imminently to become my 'muck' shoes for truly bad weather
Shimano MT7 SPD, so new I haven't gone for a ride with them yet
Shimano SH-R098A SPD-SL road shoes, also bought 2004? I stopped using SPD-SL pedals a long time ago, but recently got a pure road bike again so I'll be using them again this summer.
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Old 03-22-22, 08:50 AM
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As was asked above, the models of sports shoes can be defined by the types, and this is really an important question about why you need shoes?
This is just as confusing the second time.
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Old 03-22-22, 09:23 AM
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5 pairs, all MTB style SPD.
1. New pair of nice MTB shoes which are my standard riding shoe
2. Old pair that was replaced which will likely be thrown out soon
3. Triathlon specific shoe
4. Commuter shoe which is like a normal shoe for walking around, my work is casual so I just wear these all day
5. Winter boot/shoe for when it is cold
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Old 03-22-22, 10:08 AM
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This is just as confusing the second time.
Bot check in Aisle 5, please!
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Old 11-27-22, 04:09 AM
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I am ordering a second pair of diadora road shoes as my previous aged badly and the right shoe started to present cracks and the left started to aged badly, I had them since 1997. I had look delta cleats on them.
I have one pair of shimano MTB trekking shoes with SPD cleats.

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Old 11-27-22, 09:50 AM
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3, but I only use 2 of them.
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