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Four hole shoes recommendation?

Old 06-05-20, 10:32 AM
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Four hole shoes recommendation?

It's time for me to get a new pair of cycling shoes and since I ride Speedplays I'd like to see if I could find some that have four mounting points for the Speedplay cleats so I don't have to use an adapter. I want to spend under 250 USD if possible. Any recommendations?
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There isnít many, Vittoria, Sidi, Lake, DMT, Rocket7 and Gaerne all do (or did), Iíve always wanted them too, however none of them offered a Ďwide fití 4-bolt option. Northwave is another great option, they use a special adaptor that is almost as good as 4 bolt holes, has a really low stack height and way better than the standard adapter for all 3-bolt shoes. I canít comment on price, youíll have to search those brands locally (Iím Aussie).
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Lake offers them, and their shoes are pretty fantastic.
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I just order a pair of Lake 403s with 4 hole, but they are well above your stated price. I’m not aware of many Speedplay-specific shoes that aren’t quite pricey. The Lakes fit much better than my S-Works road shoes, but only a ride will reveal how much better they are in practice.
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Yeah, those Lakes look sharp. I might have to rethink my budget.
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Be sure to check the size chart for Lakes. They have 3 lasts with differing widths for each.
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Originally Posted by sneakerfreaka View Post
There isnít many, Vittoria, Sidi, Lake, DMT, Rocket7 and Gaerne all do (or did), Iíve always wanted them too, however none of them offered a Ďwide fití 4-bolt option. Northwave is another great option, they use a special adaptor that is almost as good as 4 bolt holes, has a really low stack height and way better than the standard adapter for all 3-bolt shoes. I canít comment on price, youíll have to search those brands locally (Iím Aussie).
I heavily considering some Northwaves but I can't find any information if the Speedplay adapter is included with the shoe or if it is sold separately. Any experience?
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Originally Posted by MidTNBrad View Post
I heavily considering some Northwaves but I can't find any information if the Speedplay adapter is included with the shoe or if it is sold separately. Any experience?
It's sold separately, I've had a quick search and they seem to be VERY hard to find (just search 'Northwave Speedplay Adaptor kit'), I bought it about 6-7 years ago too. I saw on a a different cycling forum that someone had issues using it with the new 'walkable cleats' Speedplay offer now so maybe that's the reason it's not readily available anymore, such a shame! If you're using the older style X cleats, might be worth trying to track it down though.
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It's sold separately, I've had a quick search and they seem to be VERY hard to find (just search 'Northwave Speedplay Adaptor kit'), I bought it about 6-7 years ago too. I saw on a a different cycling forum that someone had issues using it with the new 'walkable cleats' Speedplay offer now so maybe that's the reason it's not readily available anymore, such a shame! If you're using the older style X cleats, might be worth trying to track it down though.
I couldn't find anyone selling the speedplay adapters either. Heck on a cursory review of Northwave's own site I couldn't find any mention of them. I may have to move on which is too bad because those Extreme GT 2s in white look sweet.
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