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road shoe roll call...

Old 10-29-09, 03:54 PM
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spec sworks work well for me. especially at $100 on clearance
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Bont A1s. Just got rid of. Didn't fit me very well.


I am still riding my Shimano R310s. I want to try something different. For sale, cheap!! Size 46. Like brand new maybe a month old.



I was on the 09 BG S-works Boa shoe for most of this yr. May go back to it. It fits me well. I would like to try the D2, but 675 is getting up there cost wise!
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Wrangler Jeans Co. leather sport shoe. $10.00 on closeout at Kmart. They're real comfy for riding & fit my foot well; I would've bought more pairs at that price but they only had the one pair in my size.
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Old 10-29-09, 04:48 PM
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Shoe geeks... I'm using regular loafer shoes, pedals /w toe clips
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Originally Posted by HamboneSlim View Post
Wrangler Jeans Co. leather sport shoe. $10.00 on closeout at Kmart. They're real comfy for riding & fit my foot well; I would've bought more pairs at that price but they only had the one pair in my size.
Is this the one?

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Old 10-29-09, 05:28 PM
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Is this the one?
Not quite, but similar color. These have a leather toe, flexible ball but stiff arch.
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Old 10-29-09, 06:24 PM
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I currently use Sidis.

- One pair that I got when I got my first pair of Looks. They are size 44. I was amazed at how well these fit when I got them, like an athletic sock or something. The only reason I replaced them was because the sole on one of them was starting to separate from the upper. These easily have 20+ years on them and I still use them for my cross bike. (Looks on a cross bike? Heresy, I know!)

- One pair that I believe are Genius 5s. These are 44.5. When I first got these, they didn't fit quite as well as the first pair of Sidis I had. They fit perfect everywhere except the toe, which is too large (tall) for me. I picked up a pair of stick-in toe inserts and put those in. After that, they fit even better than my first pair!

Incidentally, I have always found that my Sidi shoes work best without an insole. I tried using the insoles on my new pair, but found that they didn't fit me nearly as well that way. Anyone else had a similar experience?


Others I have tried:

- Diadora. These ones are basically my foul weather pair. They fit alright, but only have velcro straps, which never seem to work as well for me.

- Time (RX5?). I purchased these from Nashbar for a friend who wears a similar size. I tried them on, but found them 'adequate'. Certainly, these were not about to unseat the Sidis, but it's nice to know that there are $30 shoes that could probably do the job if I was not able to afford the good stuff.

- Shimano R-300. These are the "oven fit" type. These shoes were lent to me a few weeks back for a ride in which I was to be using his bike. I would have to say that they fit just as well as my Sidis, which is surprising since the were fitted to his feet. What really surprised me though, was how well the breathe, it was amazing! It felt like my feet were sitting in open air, but better. What was even more surprising, was that my feet being cool made me faster and I had more energy! I will have to try a pair of those long term one of these days.
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Old 10-29-09, 06:38 PM
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Shimano R310S
Awesome shoes. Super-stiff, a little bit on the heavy side, but who cares? Heat moldable and good construction. I've ridden these shoes through worse conditions than with my 2008 S-Works (also white) and the finish of the Shimano's is still shiney white.
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Old 10-29-09, 06:48 PM
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Northwave Kameleon Mtn. Shoe

I use them for everything, Road, Mountain, Fixed, everything.
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Old 10-29-09, 07:18 PM
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Specialized BG Sport. Very comfortable, and I like the three Velcro closures instead of a bulky clip.

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Specialized BG S-works for the road - very comfortable, fits well. Just bought a new pair that seems even lighter than the pair it will replace. Have yet to ride the new pair.

Sidi Dominator 5's for mountain biking, touring or any ride that will involve walking or precipitation. Comfortable and tough as nails.
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Old 10-29-09, 07:46 PM
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The pair of Sidi Bullets that I wear are probably my most comfortable shoes, bike or otherwise.

That said, a pair of Dromarti Sportivos is awfully tempting.
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just got some lake 330s. an awesome shoe imo
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Old 10-29-09, 08:21 PM
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Shimano R-220s
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Shimano R220
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Old 10-29-09, 08:57 PM
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Specialized BG comp road shoe. Carbon sole, very stiff, really like 'em.

Why do some of you have different shoes for rain? It doesn't hurt them - does it?
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Old 10-29-09, 09:00 PM
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Specialized BG comp road shoe. Carbon sole, very stiff, really like 'em.

Why do some of you have different shoes for rain? It doesn't hurt them - does it?
Not really. My Shimano heat moldable insoles warped a little bit after consistent wet-dry cycles, but not much. My Specialized insoles have never warped.
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Old 10-29-09, 09:03 PM
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Time RXE.....they're just fine. I'll probably give Sidis a try someday when I'm in a position to make that happen.
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Old 10-30-09, 02:28 AM
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Shimano R151's for the past 4 years, now Shimano R190's. Fit like a glove.
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Old 10-30-09, 03:52 AM
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Lake MTB shoes with SPD cleats. Love 'em.
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Old 10-30-09, 07:15 AM
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Shimano exclusively. Nothing else fits me as well.
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So does Nike even make cycling shoes anymore? I can't find anything on their site anymore.
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I use an older Look shoe.
Tons of vents.
Ultra comfortable, every time I try on another shoe, I wish I could find another pair of what I have.
The soles have started peeling off the shoe, so I re-glue them and keep using them.
I hope they never fall apart.
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Old 10-30-09, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by OCLV Assassin View Post
So does Nike even make cycling shoes anymore?
I can't find anything on their site anymore.
open a can of worms...

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=562844
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Old 10-30-09, 08:49 AM
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Diadora 2004 that have held up well I forget the style.

Sidi spd shoe mega, a very comfortable shoe.

Specialized winter shoe. warm but abit stiff.

My next shoe will be a Sidi ergo or the like mega..

My first specific cycling shoe was a Diadora cleat leather shoe that I got on sale in the mid 80s because it was cheap and I had seen a picture of greg lemond in them. Theyre still around.
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