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Good sneakers for riding?

Old 03-14-08, 04:51 AM
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I just posted about the Onistuka Tiger Keirin 400 shoes, that the front of them is getting torn up by the pedal clips. I'm also curious if this is happening to others. Traditionally, cleats kept the shoe from actually forcing itself into the front of the toe clip. Without cleats, I wouldn't know how to stop that from happening.

Also, some of the shoes pictured in this thread seem a bit wide to get into toe clips and straps especially with track pedals. Are many of you using them with these shoes?

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Old 03-14-08, 01:24 PM
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I like these:


and these:

for winter because they're waterproof.
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Old 03-14-08, 04:54 PM
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Is it just me, or has the thread completely missed the Converse Chuck Taylors?
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The restaurant I work at has a line to SFC, who make heavy duty slip resistant kitchen shoes for about $50.

http://www.shoesforcrews.com/sfc3/in...artnumber=6041

Perfect.
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Old 03-14-08, 06:30 PM
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Sambas. Very comfy. Mmmmmm.
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Old 03-14-08, 09:02 PM
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My vote is for the classic vans, they don't hold up ALL that well, but they slip in and out of the clip/straps well, which allows you to keep the straps real tight (wiggle-in, pull-out).
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Old 03-15-08, 07:56 AM
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Some shoes posted in this thread are horrendous.


..?
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Old 03-15-08, 08:02 AM
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sambas two: the reckoning
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Old 03-15-08, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by tbrtbx View Post
Some shoes posted in this thread are horrendous.


..?


this thread is about good shoes for riding, not good shoes for getting sex with young hipster chicks in.

that said, i wouldn't be caught dead in those.

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Old 03-15-08, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by thenewblk View Post
this thread is about good shoes for riding, not good shoes for getting sex with young hipster chicks in.
i want to diagram that sentence...
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Old 03-15-08, 08:40 AM
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I wear 20 dollar wilson shoes.
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Old 03-15-08, 08:59 AM
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Hmm...

Riding ...or.. Sex with young hipster chicks...

Damn.
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Old 03-15-08, 09:01 AM
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Vans slip ons seem idea, if they work for Ted Shred, they work for anyone, right?
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Originally Posted by Rusty Piton View Post
I like these:
these are great shoes. i've got a pair myself.

that said, these are hiking boots/shoes/sneakers. for one thing, they do not fit in a set of cages. two, they are very stiff soled and hard to pedal with. they are in fact very waterproof and very solid, i wouldn't wear anything else for playing around on rocks or roughing it across hard terrain.
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Old 03-16-08, 08:49 AM
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I just got a pair of NIKE sprints for $20.
Pretty stiff sole. They work for me!
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Originally Posted by knucks View Post
I like these. Alot.
Any more input? I've been looking to get a pair of these as a replacement for my worn out sambas.
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Old 03-18-08, 01:53 PM
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these are fun, i have some green ones right now, green canvas with a green rubber band...people look at them funny too

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Old 03-18-08, 01:56 PM
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why not track and field shoes sans cleats?

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Originally Posted by doomkin View Post
why not track and field shoes sans cleats?

Probably because track shoes have flexy soles to contour to the natural curve of the foot while running.

And a stiff sole is what people are looking for in cycling.

All in all, some company needs to make a nice looking pair of touring shoes for clips and straps.
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Old 03-18-08, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by ryanday View Post
Probably because track shoes have flexy soles to contour to the natural curve of the foot while running.

And a stiff sole is what people are looking for in cycling.

All in all, some company needs to make a nice looking pair of touring shoes for clips and straps.

not true long distance spikes or flats (non-spiked shoes) are pretty flexy but when you go down in distance they get stiffer and stiffer. Sprinter or hurdleing shoes have no flexibility in the sole so it would be the best option from that idea.
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not true long distance spikes or flats (non-spiked shoes) are pretty flexy but when you go down in distance they get stiffer and stiffer. Sprinter or hurdleing shoes have no flexibility in the sole so it would be the best option from that idea.
this is my understanding. all my brother's track shoes are hard plastic soles with minimum flex. (he's a hurdler)

they're also very light weight, and breathable. all together very flashy, something i would consider wearing out and about if you didn't go click clack everything.
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Originally Posted by doomkin View Post
this is my understanding. all my brother's track shoes are hard plastic soles with minimum flex. (he's a hurdler)

they're also very light weight, and breathable. all together very flashy, something i would consider wearing out and about if you didn't go click clack everything.
indoor track flats dont go click clack..they have a hard plastic sole with a rubber casing on the exterior. I am a mid distance runner and I wear my flats all the time. They are sweet.
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Originally Posted by doomkin View Post
this is my understanding. all my brother's track shoes are hard plastic soles with minimum flex. (he's a hurdler)

they're also very light weight, and breathable. all together very flashy, something i would consider wearing out and about if you didn't go click clack everything.
so what would be the advantage of wearing those over roadie shoes?
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anyone ever used these? I've used five ten for climbing gear and really like there products
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