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Anybody wears Adidas Samba for cycle??

Old 04-01-18, 06:06 PM
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Anybody wears Adidas Samba for cycle??

Wondering if anyone wears Adidas Samba for cycle(commuting, fitness) I do semi-recreational with the wife so looking for shoes(no cleats)
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Old 04-02-18, 06:55 PM
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I used to. whatever works for you, it's a shoe.
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I wear them for everything, including riding. Sometimes I even play soccer in them.
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I wear them with old campy pedals and cages. They work fine. Also look at Vans.
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Samba have pretty flexible soles; it's part of what makes them so comfortable.

Some folks prefer a shoe with a stiffer sole, to keep the shoe sole from "folding" around the pedal. But that stiffness makes walking less comfortable.

If you prefer to cycle in soft-soled shoes, maybe consider a pedal with a larger platform? You can find decent, inexpensive pedals with large platforms; usually labeled for BMX or MTB.
Just make sure you get the correct spindle size; juvenile, some vintage, and some BMX bikes (with a 1-piece crank) use a smaller 1/2" spindle. You probably need a 9/16" spindle for your adult bike.
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No, nobody wears them....

It's actually the most common riding shoe that isn't a cycling specific shoe. I rode mine for years before they finally died, you can't go wrong with Sambas.
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Wondering if anyone wears Adidas Samba for cycle(commuting, fitness) I do semi-recreational with the wife so looking for shoes(no cleats)
Sidis or Bonts for me
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