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road shoe roll call...

Old 10-29-09, 09:27 AM
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road shoe roll call...

seems like everyone and their uncle uses sidi, just want to see what else is popular/good:

i've been riding a pair of shimano shoes for a few years, going to use them for the winter and get new shoes in the spring,

post your model and why you like [or dont] them.
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Old 10-29-09, 09:29 AM
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Diadora Ergo Carbon. A little on the wide side (I have narrow-ish feet), but no real complaints.
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Old 10-29-09, 09:38 AM
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Specialized BG Pro Road Shoe size 44.5 Very plush material and comfy
Sidi Dominator 5 Size 43 Comfy and I uses these on my Road bike when I need to do some walking
Specialized BG Comp MTB Size 43.5
Shimano SH-AM50 MTB shoes 43.5

Specialized shoe sizing is not consistent with different models of the same brand.

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Old 10-29-09, 09:44 AM
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Shimano SPD-SL shoes. They aren't bad. I think the most important thing for shoes is to have carbon soles. The straps on mine are starting to tear apart after 3 years. I think my next pair will be Sidis.
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Old 10-29-09, 09:49 AM
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Northwave Aerlite: wide, stiff and fit good.
DMT Flash: same as above.
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Old 10-29-09, 09:51 AM
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Current: Sidi Genius 6.6 - These shoes snug my feet heel to toe; have a stretchy feel thats super supportive; worn parts (straps; sole; etc) can be swapped; they just LOOK badass!!

Former: Northwave Aerator 3 - These were too wide; stiff carbon sole; pretty ugly imo
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Old 10-29-09, 09:51 AM
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Shimano M160 - they look stupid with their weird stunted nose, but they are very comfortable and stiff (hard to walk in though)

Shimano R132 - They look cool, they're really stiff, and they're comfortable even for long rides.
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Sidi Genius and Pearl Izumi (forget model name)
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Sidi Genius 5, it's my current shoes
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Sidi 5.5 Mega, lots of room in the toe-box (finally). My previous pair of Sidis lasted 15 years.
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Sidi Bullets and Blazes, MTB shoes.
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Specialized BG Pro.

I tried on a lot of shoes and assumed I would get a Sidi, but the Specialized shoe fit like a glove. Two years later and I'm very happy. When the carbon sole eventually gets trashed, I'll buy another pair.
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Shimano SH-R300. Best shoes I've had in 25+ years of cycling.
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Old 10-29-09, 10:42 AM
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PI Vagabonds. Not the best shoes in the world but the price was right and they fit great (I wear a size 15 US so I can't afford to be picky!). Clearance rack open box special at the LBS when I bought the bike.
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Shimano sumtin-sumtin road shoes (I think it's a r followed by some numbers). Worked like a champ for over a year now, rain & dry, cold & hot, and everything in between.
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Old 10-29-09, 10:57 AM
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Garneau... forgot the model - 2 velcro straps plus a buckle strap. Big toe box, good with, came with 2 insoles - summer has vents in the sole, winter is insulated. Love 'em.
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PI Vagabonds.
Had those last year, had a numbing issue with them in my foot. After adjusting everything else, I dropped them for my Shimmys. For my feet (long, archy, and med. width) they weren't so good.
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Old 10-29-09, 11:11 AM
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Specialized BG Road something - two different models. They fit like slippers.
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Diadora Ergos, love 'em.
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Old 10-29-09, 11:36 AM
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Using Cannondale branded Diadora. I like the fit but they have not been durable. They use the same rubber heel as the Diadora Pro Racer and it's not replaceable.

I'm considering the Sidi Genius 6.6 but also looking at the Gaerne G.Myst because it looks more durable (soccer ball material).
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Shimano RD75 and I think Sidi 5.5. The Sidis are a bit more stiffer in the sole than the Shimanos. One of my straps on the Shimanos is starting to come apart too, but they are around 3 years old.
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Northwave Aerlite SBS something or other....

Nice. Extremely stiff. Very light. Still wide toe box.

Also SIDI Genius 5 Mega
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Specialized BG Comp - Fit better than my sneakers. When this is done I will replace it with the Pro version.
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'09 Specialized S-Works. I love them: light, stiff, snug in the heel without being restrictive. I only wish that "black" meant black and not mostly silver with some black highlights.
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