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The nicest road shoes in the history of road shoes.

Old 03-17-12, 06:43 PM
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The nicest road shoes in the history of road shoes.

$450, but wow. You could wear them with a suit.
http://www.rapha.cc/grand-tour-shoes


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Old 03-17-12, 06:51 PM
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Yak leather huh?
Pfft.
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or you could get these for half the price:



they are not for everyone, but i think they would look good with my steel tommasini.
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Old 03-17-12, 06:55 PM
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Look like tap dancing shoes.
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Just get the Sidis and stop wasting our valuable time.
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1980s wooden sole Diadoras were the best.
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Who knew that you could make the Sidis look reasonably priced by comparison?
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Just get the Sidis and stop wasting our valuable time.
where have you been?

... but yes, I agree... just get some SIDIs and call it good.
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Sidis are nice, but i've taken a liking for the giro factor shoes myself. A little lighter and form fitting.
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I dunno, they are almost half a pound heavier than S-works shoes, and $100 more expensive. Plus they look like golf shoes.
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Originally Posted by NathanC View Post
$450, but wow. You could wear them with a suit.
Maybe if they made a laced or Boa version, but suit and velcro just don't belong in the same outfit unless you're a male exotic dancer.
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Originally Posted by wrr1020 View Post
Look like tap dancing shoes.
the exustars? they look like a modern take on traditional shoes to me:
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Doesn't RBA have some $500 Lake shoes in their latest issue? Dunno if they're suit-worthy, but nice price!
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Originally Posted by jmccain View Post
1980s wooden sole Diadoras were the best.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Just get the Sidis and stop wasting our valuable time.
this.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Just get shoes that fit and stop wasting our valuable time.
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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird View Post
the exustars? they look like a modern take on traditional shoes to me:
No, the Raphas.
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Originally Posted by NathanC View Post
$450, but wow. You could wear them with a suit.
Yeah. . . A leisure suit maybe.
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I like the Exustars for half the price of the Raphas but I would have to try them on to commit.

I'm a Sidi guy with blingy ones for that matter...

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Originally Posted by wrr1020 View Post
Look like tap dancing shoes.
Or bowling shoes. Think of how versatile - wear them cycling, dance lessons, and bowling. And the money saved by one pair of shoes instead of three!
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Yeah, they remind me of bowling shoes too.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Just get the Sidis and stop wasting our valuable time.
Sidis didn't like my feet. Neither did a bunch of other shoes. Shimanos were pretty close (but fugly). It took Lake to solve the issue for me.
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OP, I think you meant these



I wish I could fit Sidi's, but not all feet are meant to. My Shimano r-315's on the other hand are the best shoe I have ever worn after heat molding them, plus the super stiff carbon sole is very nice. Probably going to buy another pair for when these wear out, and they don't look half bad either.

Those Rapha's are pretty much the same as Giro shoes (since they're made by them...). They are top notch, but you are definitely paying more for the name. They also look pretty similar to the Fizik shoes.

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Originally Posted by antmeeks View Post
@NathanC - I get it that you are in AU, and therefore perhaps in some kind of down-under time warp, by WHY did you think these shoes needed another thread in less than 24 hours from the first one?
I think it is quite obvious that I didn't see the original thread on the matter.
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the Black colourway reminds me of some cheap Giro shoes.

I own a Sidi and a pair of the original Nike Poggios. The Sidis are very STIFF but I love my Nikes as well.
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