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Any recommendations for good, stiff shoes, but not cliplees?

Old 10-03-11, 08:14 PM
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Any recommendations for good, stiff shoes, but not clipless?

I need some shoes for road cycling, but I can't afford good clipless shoes or pedals right now. So I'm looking for some recommendations on some cheap shoes that are stiff and comfortable for riding with platform pedals.

Edit: I've been using my Nike Shox shoes, but they are way too flexy and lead to my feet hurting.

Thanks.

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Old 10-03-11, 08:34 PM
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I just use Nike running shoes. Always have. Same pair of shoes lasted 4 years in college of riding everyday to classes
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A quick web search find this: https://www.bicyclesmile.com/reviews/patagonia_finn/

Not exactly cheap though, since you can get cycling shoes for less.
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It is a hard thing to find. The soles have to be flat without raised cushion bumps or crazy designs. I use a 75% worn out cross training type shoe sole for max stiffness and flatness. You could always take a belt sander to it if you don't want to wait around for it to go flat. Then get a wide platform pedal used for bmx that's flat and no concave. This will eliminate any shoe squish or bounce and be rock solid at 500-600 watts.
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A lot of people I know who don't ride clipless wear Adidas Sambas.
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I use my hiking boots for riding platform pedals. They're pretty stiff.

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Converse Allstars. Adidas Sambas. Vans. Any cheap touring shoe from Performance, just dont use the clips yet.
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I forgot, Avocet touring (good luck finding some though).
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+1 for Adidas Samba.
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Football, baseball, soccer shoes. Stiff soles. Don't know how it will work with regular pedals though.
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