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Is this the ugliest cycling shoe ever or what?

Old 06-02-07, 12:46 AM
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Is this the ugliest cycling shoe ever or what?

Forte Kingston. SPD compatible road shoe.



Looks like something an 80yr old senoir citizen with bad taste would wear

Terrible. What is OCP? The way I hear it used in context makes me think this is OCP to the MAX
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That is not OCP.

I think shoes like these would be alright if you didn't want anyone to know you were so into cycling that you have special shoes just for the sport.
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Looks like the stuck a grenade inside of a walking shoe.

It sure has plenty of ventilation.
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- i suppose these are stylin'?

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I have a pair of Lake CX120s which are more fugly than those in the OP; here's a pic:



They're like something Hermann Munster would be proud of, but I must say they are easy to walk in, even with Look cleats.

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This is OCP

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Originally Posted by Wil Davis
I have a pair of Lake CX120s which are more fugly than those in the OP; here's a pic:



They're like something Hermann Munster would be proud of, but I must say they are easy to walk in, even with Look cleats.

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is it just me, or are those the only mountian shoes i've ever seen that accept look cleats?
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No, they're roadie shoes with recessed cleats to make it easier to walk....

Didn't you see the logo on the velcro tab? FSD--Fred Specific Design!
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I have the Lake CX120 shoes as well...

Very easy to walk in, my Look Keo cleats do not wear fast, but I am called Fred quite often...

Edit...I also have a pair of Ergo 1 shoes for those special occasions...
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Before anyone gets upset, that Fred thing was meant to be a joke. I really have no problem with what people choose to wear when they ride. This is obvious because if I really did care that much about cycling shoes, I'd be staging a march outside the performance factory to halt the production of those god-awful monsters in the OP.
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The Kingstons are designed to be spinning shoes, I think. Apparently, gym rats could care less about what cyclists think is cool. In case no one has noticed, most of the general population think we're gay. Brightly colored plastic shoes seem to only perpetuate that theory.

Personally, I wear what's comfy for me and could care less what anyone else thinks.

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Originally Posted by Az B
The Kingstons are designed to be spinning shoes, I think. Apparently, gym rats could care less about what cyclists think is cool. In case no one has noticed, most of the general population think we're gay. Brightly colored plastic shoes seem to only perpetuate that theory.

Personally, I wear what's comfy for me and could care less what anyone else thinks.

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Apparently, roadies couldn't care less what the general population thinks is cool.

In case no one has noticed, road cycling/racing shoes are built that way for a reason. Personally, I wear the right shoe for the job and couldn't care less what anyone else thinks.

Besides, aren't you equating "comfortable" with "looks like a regular shoe?" That would seem to indicate its own level of insecurity. Maybe you care more than you think about the opinions of people who call cyclists gay.
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I have a pair of these in blue,have you seen some of these road shoes yellow,red,blue,orange,and all mixed up. Not everybody wants to show expensive shoes so people would think there rich and fast. These shoes are easy wearing and they have recessed cleats I wear them with egg beaters and they feel fine and they are easy to walk in unlike those fugly huge cleats and yes I have a very expensive road bike.
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Originally Posted by saxman54
Not everybody wants to show expensive shoes so people would think there rich and fast.

Yeah, that's why so many cyclists wear these:

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Looks wise, my preference is for the first pair and I am far short of 80.
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Almost all cycling shoes are ugly by any objective standard.
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Originally Posted by DrPete
No, they're roadie shoes with recessed cleats to make it easier to walk....

Didn't you see the logo on the velcro tab? FSD--Fred Specific Design!
…or "Fugly Shoe Design"

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It kind of looks like something an old high school friend of mine wore to clubs.
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Originally Posted by barba
Almost all cycling shoes are ugly by any objective standard.
Almost all cycling clothes are ugly by any objective standard.

I think cycling clothes -- and shoes --are cool as long as you are actually touching a bicycle. If you lose contact at all, even millimeters, you immediately look like a stupid dork from another planet where any sense of style, color or personal pride is not part of your universe.


Touch the bike again and you become a finely tuned machine, at one with your stead; fast, smooth, aerodynamic and approaching godhood.
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Originally Posted by registered usar
Forte Kingston. SPD compatible road shoe.


Looks like something an 80yr old senoir citizen with bad taste would wear

Terrible. What is OCP? The way I hear it used in context makes me think this is OCP to the MAX

Oh man. I just bought these shoes on sale at Performance and I like them a lot. I think they're really nice looking. But, taste is subjective.
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Actually a pretty good Touring shoe.
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Simmons custom cycling shoes blow these out of the water though his speedskate boots are the best in the world.



Magnus Backstedt's custom Simmons cycling shoes

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Originally Posted by cccorlew
Almost all cycling clothes are ugly by any objective standard.

I think cycling clothes -- and shoes --are cool as long as you are actually touching a bicycle. If you lose contact at all, even millimeters, you immediately look like a stupid dork from another planet where any sense of style, color or personal pride is not part of your universe.


Touch the bike again and you become a finely tuned machine, at one with your stead; fast, smooth, aerodynamic and approaching godhood.
That was why I almost took a cab home when the LBS told me to come back for the bike some hours later.

I could have walked home, but imagine a grown man walking in funny tight clothing and shoes past a busy bus and train station, and I lost all courage.

Went for a coffee nearby and thankfully they fixed my broken spoke soon enough.
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Originally Posted by kleng
This is OCP

That's most spectacularific. I need! I need!
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