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Speedplay with WHAT Shoe?

Old 02-19-12, 12:27 PM
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Speedplay with WHAT Shoe?

Hi, I couldn't find an answer to this..

I'm planning on buying speedplays but need help on choosing shoe that will be best for a commuter to work..so that means I will have to do a bit of walking from the door entrance to the locker room. I don't want to be walking like a duck and don't want to mess up the cleats. Which shoe (compatible with speedplays of course) will help me walk more without a duck style?
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Old 02-19-12, 12:39 PM
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You're exploring the wrong pedal system IMHO. Speedplay basically has the platform of the pedal on the cleat. Even if you find a flexible soled shoe you'll still have a rigid 3"x2" metal plate on your sole in the form of the cleat. If your heart is set on the speedplays, just take off your shoes and walk in socks or switch over to your work shoes to make it to the shower.
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Old 02-19-12, 12:59 PM
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You want a stiff sole no matter the pedal system, so some amount of duck-walking is inevitable. IHMO, you're over-thinking this too much, at this point. Get the pedals, get some shoes that fit well, pop on come cleats covers if you must, and take some time to see if this really is a problem that needs to be solved.
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Road shoes are going to involve duck walking. There is no way to avoid it with the large, unprotected cleat. Get mountain shoes and cleats if you want to walk somewhat normally.
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Old 02-19-12, 01:33 PM
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I would buy stiff shoes maybe wih carbon fiber soles. I have Shimano shoes because they were cheap compared to the competition and they fit well.

Also, I coat the cleats with Shoe Goo which makes them easy to walk in.

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speedplay frogs if you're set on speedplay
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The cafe covers are helpful for speedplays. I don't think there is a proper shoe out there for speedplays that is built for walking. The covers do help and protect your cleats and pride from slips.
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Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
speedplay frogs if you're set on speedplay
There you go. If it's a commuter this will work well with mountain pedals. If you want Zeros then get the covers for sure.
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If you use Shoe Goo, you won't need covers. There is also a version of covers that are cut out so you can clip in while the covers are installed on the cleats.
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