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Old 07-11-07, 09:14 PM
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Nashbar shoes

Would you ride in them? Or do you? Private poll so answer truthfully. I just don't want to turn into the laughing stock if I buy some.


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Pics please. So I can make an edgeigated choice.
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nat bad...
how much?
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There probably just OEM'd by an company that makes shoes for one of the other big names. If you did some digging and comparisons, you could probably find out which one.

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I put this in another post a few days ago, but I have a pair of the comp mtn shoes and they are surprisingly good, and good quality also.
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If they were cheap enough I'd rock them.
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The shoes have too much silver or not enough silver, it's neither silver nor black.
They look very similar to the Sette shoes from PricePoint for $110 but the Sette shoes have a carbon sole.
That makes for a lighter shoe and stiffer sole.
http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/164...-w_-Buckle.htm
For an extra $20 you get a set of road pedals too.
http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/165...oad-Pedals.htm

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Originally Posted by freemti
There probably just OEM'd by an company that makes shoes for one of the other big names. If you did some digging and comparisons, you could probably find out which one.
+1

And before ordering from Nashbar, be sure to check the thread about them. Their customer service have been really awful lately.
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So I got them on Open Box return ($53.99). Stated as unused. The normal retail on Nashbars site that they sell the for is $79.99. Then used the 20% off promotion coupon on it. The price ended up at $42.87 then with shipping came out to $51.62. Not a bad deal at all. I was iffy about $79.99. For close to that I could get entry level Sidi's vs. Nashbar. But for 40 bucks it's worth a shot. That 20% coupon they have on the site right now is a great deal on some of their shoes. They still have some of the 04 Sidi model's on closeout that I would've gone for at $49.99 with the 20% off makes a nice pair of shoes. But they didn't have my size. Also picked up a pair of Look KEO Classics from PBK for $56.90. So it'll be a nice $100 clipless setup. Nicer than anything I could've thrown together on Pricepoint for the price. This seems a little better than the $119.99 Nike Ventoux + $99.99 KEO Classic package my LBS tried to sell me. They have to be the biggest rip off in town (as far as pricing, other LBS's are much more competitive).
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I will never again order shoes off the internet. I learned the hard way with golf shoes. They can either be a lot uglier than pictured, or ill fitting. I found the Forte brand at PB to not fit me very well, I ended up buying a pair of Lake shoes that are working well for my first pair.
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I wear Nashbar shoes. They were like $30 - $40 and I had a much tighter budget back then. They fit fine, work fine. Velcro only so when my feet swell I have to just un-velcro and re-velcro. I can afford more now, but they haven't worn out yet.
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I'd have no problems wearing them if I owned a pair. How many people would recognize that they are from Nashbar and how many of those would really care anyway? A little embarrasement (if any) is worth the savings if you ask me. However, I probably would never buy a pair of Nashbar shoes unless I could somehow try them on first. Shoes are just one of those items that have to fit perfectly and to find that perfect fit you need to try on a bunch. I order a lot of stuff from Nashbar and Performance, but I always go to the LBS for shoes.
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Originally Posted by tbdean
I wear Nashbar shoes. They were like $30 - $40 and I had a much tighter budget back then. They fit fine, work fine. Velcro only so when my feet swell I have to just un-velcro and re-velcro. I can afford more now, but they haven't worn out yet.
me2. I think mine even say Lake on the sole inside the shoe.
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I would ride Nashbar shoes in a pinch, but I think the extra $$$ for Sidis is worth it. Ironically (?), I got my last pair of Sidis for $60 (Genius 4's)from Nashbar.
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Originally Posted by BlastRadius
The shoes have too much silver or not enough silver, it's neither silver nor black.
They look very similar to the Sette shoes from PricePoint for $110 but the Sette shoes have a carbon sole.
That makes for a lighter shoe and stiffer sole.
http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/164...-w_-Buckle.htm
For an extra $20 you get a set of road pedals too.
http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/165...oad-Pedals.htm
Is that combo a good deal? Seems like a great entry level purchase for me..
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I just ordered a pair of Nashbar Pro Mountain shoes yesterday. They are replacing a pair of Shimano shoes that my best friends dog chewed up. I'll let you know how I like them compared to the Shimano when they arrive.

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Probably not. I found a shoe that fits my feet perfectly so I see no reason to change.
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Originally Posted by crydee
Is that combo a good deal? Seems like a great entry level purchase for me..

The price is entry-level but for that price you get a carbon soled shoe and what looks like a serviceable set of road pedals. You could spend a lot more to get name-brand carbon soled shoes and Look pedals.
Plus the nearly all black is aesthetically more pleasing (to me) than the mish-mash silver/black or black with red-trim color combos.
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Different models are probably made by different manufacturers. I believe the "Merciless" mtn shoe that I have is made by Lake. I have Performace Forte road shoes and the only problem with them is that they are too big -- but that's a problem with buying on line and not with the quality of the shoe.
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You can easily hide that nashbar logo with a tiny piece of duct tape.
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Originally Posted by BlastRadius
The price is entry-level but for that price you get a carbon soled shoe and what looks like a serviceable set of road pedals. You could spend a lot more to get name-brand carbon soled shoes and Look pedals.
Plus the nearly all black is aesthetically more pleasing (to me) than the mish-mash silver/black or black with red-trim color combos.
My bike is black silver trim with a hint of red so I don't mind the color scheme.

Sette isn't a name brand shoe? The shoe buy it's self is pretty expensive but I like the combo because if I bought the shoe then went and bought a pedal it would be around $200 but I get pedals while under 130... didn't meant to thread hijack though but didn't wanna post another thread about shoes for newbs.
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I ride SPDs but if I was riding road pedals I would have no problems riding those.

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