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Old 11-06-21, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by SkepticalOne View Post
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser keeps my S-Works 7s looking as white as when they were new.
I worry that a magic eraser will eventually ruin the finish or rub it off. I'll try one today.
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My son & wife use magic eraser on their leather and faux leather shoes to get marks off. White or any other color. Don't know that it's hurt them at all. They don't sit there and rub forever if the marks don't want to come off.

Me, it's too much effort and I don't mind looking like a slob.
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Old 11-06-21, 05:12 PM
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If I only wore those shoes that I'm considering with overshoes, then obviously it wouldn't matter what color they were.

Vermeersch's shoes would probably be what they'd permanently look like after a few rides, as I know I wouldn't have the patience or discipline to clean them. Still tempted by the massive discount, but today I tried cutting back some material from the current shoes that I'm unhappy with to see if that won't be an even smarter (non-)use of money.
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Old 11-06-21, 05:57 PM
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I wear white because it's actually cooler in the summer. I will wear white and not really care if they get a bit scuffed, for the same reason I don't worry if I have residue on my jersey from gluing numbers on. They're purpose built items, and I will never wear them to prom.
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Old 11-06-21, 09:27 PM
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Do you wear white cycling shoes, and if so, why white instead of a color that's presumably easier to maintain (or do you have a trick to keeping them looking decent, besides never wearing them in anything except pristine conditions)?
'cuz they were on sale. They're scuffed now and have some black marks, but it doesn't affect fit. Or how slow I am.
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Old 11-06-21, 10:57 PM
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I don't, they weren't available in my size in white when I was last buying shoes.
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​​​​​They look dashing, imo. Would love a pair of white shoes.
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Yes, Shimano TR5, because that's the only color they've got 😅
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Yes, I do... I just like them better than black shoes, even if they do have heel smudges and more visible scuffs. Would absolutely replace them with another white pair, if I had to for whatever reason.
Me too. Black anything biking-related is sooo passe and reeks of conformity.
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I have a white pair, just because they were a good price and only available in that color for my size. They have not gotten smudged or stained as quickly as I feared they would; still look good after 2 or 3 years
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Originally Posted by surak View Post
If I only wore those shoes that I'm considering with overshoes, then obviously it wouldn't matter what color they were.

Vermeersch's shoes would probably be what they'd permanently look like after a few rides, as I know I wouldn't have the patience or discipline to clean them. Still tempted by the massive discount, but today I tried cutting back some material from the current shoes that I'm unhappy with to see if that won't be an even smarter (non-)use of money.
If you just use overshoes in crappy weather then white shoes hold up pretty well in my experience. Better than you might expect. But of course they are going to show marks more than other colours.
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Old 11-08-21, 05:08 AM
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I bought into the idea of having my shoes be hi-viz, since they are mostly in motion. But, I couldn't make myself wear lime green shoes, so I bought a pair of Sidi white SPD-SL shoes for my road riding. Got caught in the rain a few times, they have not been hard to keep clean - my wife turned me on to someone else's suggest, the "Magic Eraser" sponge deals.
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Old 11-08-21, 08:13 AM
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Can’t help myself. Never wear white after Labor Day:
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I have white shoes because the sidi speedplay carbon shoes are sold in only one color.
I don't like them. They look like they're made for tap dancing.
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^^^ I don't own one bit of retro cycling anything... but I love those.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
I had a pair of cheap Shimano shoes that were half black and half white. Stopped on a ride once, someone looked at my shoes and said "you're either a cyclist or a pimp." Rest of what I had on left no doubts.
I be Pimpin these:


And these:

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Originally Posted by kwantani View Post
I have these shoes ...

... but I do not wear them when I am on my bike ...

... I wear them when I am trying to roll a polymer sphere at 10 targets 60 feet away.
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I have a pair of white SIDI Genisis because they were used once and a good price on CL.
Wear and tear are not limited to white.
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I be Pimpin these:


And these:

I love that blue!
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The lace ones are my dress whites.

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