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White cycling shoes has ruined the "look" of cycling.

Old 06-24-11, 07:56 AM
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White cycling shoes has ruined the "look" of cycling.

A Cat 1 cyclist told me once, "To be pro, you gotta look pro."

But the white shoe thing has turned me off to the new look of cycling. I kinda got used to the non-black shorts(but please dont wear white shorts). And the helmets, well they arent to bad, except for those honeycomb turban monstrosities. I guess if you want to look like an alien bug the current fashion is for you.

I mean this guy looks classy.

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Old 06-24-11, 07:57 AM
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Muttonchops are the new helmets.
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monstosities?
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even as a new cyclists I roll with black shoes, black shorts, black (ok, carbon fiber look) helmet... I have no need for the flashy weird colors and crap... though admittedly, as I start venturing out on some more roads with heavier traffic I think I might get an orange/yellow/neon jersey for visibility
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Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
A Cat 1 cyclist told me once, "To be pro, you gotta look pro."

But the white shoe thing has turned me off to the new look of cycling. I kinda got used to the non-black shorts(but please dont wear white shorts). And the helmets, well they arent to bad, except for those honeycomb turban monstosities. I guess if you want to look like an alien bug the current fashion is for you.

I mean this guy looks classy.
Um yeah, ok.

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Wear what you want. Those that are worried about what others are wearing have a problem.
I want shorts with a lime green stripe below the waist in the back for visibility. They are hard to find.
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Old 06-24-11, 08:23 AM
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White cycling shoes remind me of the disco era...and I feel right at home
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Love my white shoes. Sorry.
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It's ok...wear white cycling shoes in enough crap weather and they cease to be white...
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Deal me in man, I'm already there. Still wearing jean shorts and a tie die tshirt. But I am not without compromise wearing my "honeycomb turban" Trek Sonic helmet.

White shoes? Pat Boone on bicycles?
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I've worn white shoes since the early 90's and will continue to do so, thanks.


Want to look 'pro'? Look at what riders are wearing now.
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Pat Boone on bicycles?
Damn! OldsCOOL breaking out the Pat Boone reference....that really is old school!
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I have white cycling shoes. I would have preferred silver, but these were a great price
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Originally Posted by DC_United_Fan View Post
White cycling shoes remind me of the disco era...and I feel right at home
Large white shoes (not limited to cycling types) remind me of "Cousin Eddie's" white shoes from one of old National Lampoon's Vacation movies (starring Chevy Chase).
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I wear mountain shoes, and they usually come in back, so I guess I'm safe then.
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I prefer black or darker shoes. Not a big fan of white shoes at all. But if you like them wear them.
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He looks bad-ass


They wore them in 1986.
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I proudly wear my chessboard shoes. Think Elvis Costello, early 80's, but with cleats. Black shoes are so...James Bond.
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I have silver as my backup pair too
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Is this the "new look?" I sorta like it. The downside is that you need a different pair after Labor Day.
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I have silver as my backup pair too
My summer shoes are silver, or I should say they were silver before they got grubby-looking as hell. I would rather have black shoes.
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This guy looks "Pro"
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My last pair of shoes - worth at least 200Watts
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Originally Posted by eippo1 View Post

He looks bad-ass


They wore them in 1986.

Apparently they had "work release" cycling teams too.....damn, Europe is so progressive man.
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I am for functionality over fashion. As far as I'm concerned black shoes will get hotter and as such (I am a person who over heats easily) white shoes are perfect. I care not if they get scuffed or not. Although on the fashion note I just can't help but HATE silver shoes. But to each his own.
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