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Old 10-28-08, 08:13 PM
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Carbon soled shoes

How long can I expect these to last?

I have a pair that I really like, and they're not made anymore. I found a set at a shop and I'm planning on stockpiling it till I need it again. I'm just wondering how long I can expect them to last.

The shoes in question are Nike Poggios.

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I'm still using a pair of Look carbon shoes I bought in 2002. Take care of them, and they'll keep at it for a good long time.
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had my poggios nearly 4 years... love them... but am finally buying new ones (bday present). they'll get scratched like any shoe with normal wear and tear but that won't hurt functionality.
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Originally Posted by RudeSiggy
had my poggios nearly 4 years... love them... but am finally buying new ones (bday present). they'll get scratched like any shoe with normal wear and tear but that won't hurt functionality.
I LOVE my poggios. I race and have scratched them up in a couple of crashes. I covered them up with electrical tape. I'm 19 and I'm a bit worried that my feet will grow during the couple of years I won't use them, but even then I think I'd be able to sell them for about how much I paid for them down the line if I don't use them...

I have the cash for them and I think it's a decent idea to keep another pair so as to not go through the aggravation of having to search for a new pair of shoes if something happens, right?

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I'm still using a pair of Look carbon shoes I bought in 2002. Take care of them, and they'll keep at it for a good long time.
That's very reassuring. Thanks!
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Avoid walking too much on them and they will last very long.
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I got mine about a year ago for dirt cheap but they ended up beeing just too small! Light shoes though
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Originally Posted by mtcycle09
I got mine about a year ago for dirt cheap but they ended up beeing just too small! Light shoes though
What size are they?
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Avoid walking too much on them and they will last very long.
I'm on a college campus, so I do walk around on them every now and then when I go to the dining hall with my bike for a meal or go eat or something. Plus I walk around a bit on them at the races.

I guess it can't hurt to have another pair right?
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche
... I'm 19 and I'm a bit worried that my feet will grow during the couple of years I won't use them...

Stay away from the HGH and you should be OK.
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Originally Posted by BananaTugger
I'm still using a pair of Look carbon shoes I bought in 2002. Take care of them, and they'll keep at it for a good long time.
You have the same foot size from when you were 13? I believe less and less from you with every post.

My Shimano's are 3 years old. I just replaced them but they have more life in them.
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Originally Posted by BananaTugger
I'm still using a pair of Look carbon shoes I bought in 2002. Take care of them, and they'll keep at it for a good long time.
BT, I thought you were 19 ? how can a pair of shoes you bought when you were 13 still fit!
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Originally Posted by BananaTugger
I'm still using a pair of Look carbon shoes I bought in 2002. Take care of them, and they'll keep at it for a good long time.


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Hi,

FWIW I have never worn out the soles on carbon-soled shoes. I've had the uppers start coming off the sole, I've worn out the uppers from the inside out, and I've had the straps and/or buckles fail.

I currently have some Specialized shoes that I've been using for 3 years (15,000+ miles) and the straps are starting to delaminate.
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Originally Posted by markyore
BT, I thought you were 19 ? how can a pair of shoes you bought when you were 13 still fit!
The size of my feet has not changed over the course of 14-18.
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Originally Posted by markyore
BT, I thought you were 19 ? how can a pair of shoes you bought when you were 13 still fit!
I've only grown an inch since I was 12. Adderall will do that to you.
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That I believe.
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Originally Posted by wanders
Stay away from the HGH and you should be OK.
I'm 28 and just went up 1/2 size this year after being a size 10 since I was 16. My arches fell and my feet spread and flattened out, which apparently shouldn't have happened until late 30's but it is possible to happen earlier.
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use socks and they won't smell as bad
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Shimano carbon shoes here, 2.5 yrs/17k miles, still have about two more years in 'em. Soles are fine, rest is showing wear and tear.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche
How long can I expect these to last?

I have a pair that I really like, and they're not made anymore. I found a set at a shop and I'm planning on stockpiling it till I need it again. I'm just wondering how long I can expect them to last.

The shoes in question are Nike Poggios.

long enough (i.e. i've gotten 3 seasons out of my r215s - which is plenty).

i'd worry more about the uppers, than the soles, which is why i picked up some new shoes last week.

fwiw - i also wouldn't buy nike bike shoes.
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long enough (i.e. i've gotten 3 seasons out of my r215s - which is plenty).

i'd worry more about the uppers, than the soles, which is why i picked up some new shoes last week.

fwiw - i also wouldn't buy nike bike shoes.
Why?

I have heat moldable insoles for them, and they've been pretty damn comfortable. I don't know much about pros/cons of different shoe brands, which leads me to ask why.

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche
Why?

I have heat moldable insoles for them, and they've been pretty damn comfortable. I don't know much about pros/cons of different shoe brands, which leads me to ask why.

Thanks!
can't speak for the model you have, but i've never been impressed with them (look cheap, feel cheap, and the quality of the construction was - at best - unremarkable).


having just taken a second look at the shoes in your OP, the lack of a rubber pad on the back heel is a big minus.
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BT, I thought you were 19 ? how can a pair of shoes you bought when you were 13 still fit!
When I was 13 I wore size 13 shoes. 41 years later I still do.
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Pretty much what botto says. Never owned them myself, but my father had the model down from the Poggios. He hated them and sold them after a couple of weeks. Complained of hot spots, could feel the lumpy seams and edges inside the shoe when wearing them, crappy insoles, the material on the shoes was stiff, not supple, whinged about the placement of the cleat holes. Most of this was just the reality of lesser quality IMO. He splashed out on mid range diadoras and STFU on the moaning immediately.
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So who makes a good wide shoe in Herman Munster sizes besides Sidi? I broke my Dinecta sole and my old Maresi came apart 2 weeks ago. I'm using some PI shoes and they aren't that great. Is it Sidi or nothing?
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