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Who makes good cycling shoes?

Old 07-07-05, 09:51 AM
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Who makes good cycling shoes?

I have heard great things about cycling shoes. I was wondering which brand is good and what do i look for in choosing them???
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Old 07-07-05, 09:54 AM
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Depends on how you want to use them. Road, Mountain, SPD, Look, Eggbeaters all have their intended uses. How and what do you normally ride?
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If you have never worn cycling shoes. Go to a LBS and try some on for exact fit. Pick from choices available and what you need them for.
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I agree with all of the above, i.e. I absolutely love Diadora shoes, they fit me like a glove but Sidi shoes are very uncomfortable to me, same with Pearl Izumi, however I have friends who swear by Pearl Izumi and Sidi.

Also, be carefull with sizing, some shoes are sized differently, I'm a 44 with Diadora but a 44.5-45 in Sidi
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How much do you want to or can you spend? Sidi, DMT, Northwave, etc are all very good. Look for closeout specials and you can score a $200 pair of shoes for 40% off.
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If your LBS has them in stock, try on a pair of Specialized shoes... They fit better thank any others I tried on, and I tried on a lot. But definately try them on.
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Originally Posted by DRLski
Also, be carefull with sizing, some shoes are sized differently, I'm a 44 with Diadora but a 44.5-45 in Sidi
Heh, that's true of all shoes. I have shoes that fit me from 10 to 12.
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I can only tell you my experience....
Only one pair of road shoes, the basic Diadora model and they have been fantastic.
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I was just questioning that a few weeks ago and finally broke down and got some from Lake. I am VERY happy with them.....my form and speed were both better *instantly*.

I bought the MX101 style...got them from Alfred E. Bikes for about $55 or $60.
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I too have a pair of diadoras, the geko I think, road shoe, great fit cheap too think they were less than $50 on sale maybe a coupn too. Any how give em a try-on.
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Old 07-07-05, 04:08 PM
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I love my SIDI's, although the insole is crap and should be replaced when you get it. Besides that, it fits my feet extremely well and I think it does an outstanding job of keeping my feet cool in the summer. It will however keep your feet frigid in the winter. Also, their non-carbon hybrid sole (on the Genius models) save you money while still remaining light and stiff. I do know that some people have problems with the shoes because they have wide feet. I have narrow feet so that is not a problem, but if you are looking into SIDI's, they make a "mega" version for wider feet.
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Shimano here - got them at a closeout sale. No complaints.
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I vote for Sidi too. Look for an 04 model because I think all the 05 models are just cosmetic changes. My friend just got the Ergo1's and they are awesome. I think I may get the Carnac M5 Carbons (drool, white carbon) when the time rolls around to get a new pair.
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aNY THOUGHTS ON

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Dynamic 3 Mesh
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Shimano shoes are serving me well atm, still getting used to em.
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Sorry i guess i wasnt specific, road cycling shoe and i have a narrow foot.

price really doesnt matter as long as they are extremely comfortable, but i guess i need to try them on to find out.

I was just curious of the big name brands of cycling shoes out there.
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Another vote for Shimano, I have the R130, fit me perfectly and very light and cool.
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Originally Posted by helmets save
Sorry i guess i wasnt specific, road cycling shoe and i have a narrow foot.

price really doesnt matter as long as they are extremely comfortable, but i guess i need to try them on to find out.

I was just curious of the big name brands of cycling shoes out there.
Sidi's are kind of infamous for being made for those with narrow feet. My feet are narrow and the shoes fit very well.
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Three well known brand name shoes, one store brand name shoes. They all fit nicely. I bought all of them through mail-in order. If you know your size well, you can find pretty good deal online.

Sidi road shoes for $20.-, you can't beat that.

Edit: I just found out my comment is nothing to do with the original question.
See my another post at #26

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Originally Posted by Jaco
Sidi's are kind of infamous for being made for those with narrow feet. My feet are narrow and the shoes fit very well.
Unless you get the Sidi "Mega" line --- for wider feet.
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Nikes seem to be Narrow too. I've heard Pearl Izumi's are wide but never tried them.

I have some Shimano's and they are OK, I have spent the most time in Specialized and would highly recomend them.
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"Who makes good cycling shoes"

So that was the original question.

* Good fit
* Breathablity. I like mesh upper with toe holes on my road shoes.
* Light weight. I also like thin material that hugs my foot.
* Nice color scheme. This is where most store brand names fall short.
* Good cfaftsmanship. At least, I don't want the sole plate to come apart from the upper.
* No genuine leather anywhere. It's not durable, degrades when it gets wet. Lorica(synthetic leather) is much better. I can wash it in the water.
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"Who makes good cycling shoes"

What I'm doing? Did I just answer "What makes good cycling shoes?"

Ok, here's my final answer.

Sidi.
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