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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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3 pairs. 1 road, 1 backup road,1 gravel
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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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Originally Posted by Bob Ross View Post
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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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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Two pairs of S Works, and it's enough for me. I bought them five years ago, and they are still perfect. I'm not fond of buying shoes and clothes. It's a waste of money. Two pairs of sport shoes, one pair of jordan 1 sneakers, and one pair of leather boots. That's all. If you take care properly of your things they last more. well, it's not my wife case, of course. She has hundreds of shoes in her wardrobe. And she wants more.

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Not sure what I was thinking.. good shoe, questionable aesthetics
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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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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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6 pairs of shoes.
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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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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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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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