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Good sneakers for riding?

Old 03-20-08, 11:29 AM
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one vote for not wearing sambas.


i've had them for about six months. my feet hurt all the time when i ride. i didn't have this problem with my old pair of shoes.


and they were skate shoes.
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Old 03-20-08, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by mugatu View Post
so what would be the advantage of wearing those over roadie shoes?
none. but people here don't like clipless, remember?

Originally Posted by madeinjpn View Post
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.
mreh, not a runner, what would i know? my brother's shoes though don't have a rubber casing. they are just yellow plastic with mounts for cleats/spikes. maybe it depends on what surface you're working on? he does a lot of hurdling and mid distance sprinting. or did. lazy *******.

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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.
i really don't understand how these are hipster shoes? i don't understand why everyone thinks everything is hipster ****. honestly, i think a lot of you are incredible fail white trash who calls everything new and unusual hipster ****.

jesus christ people just give it a break. maybe, just maybe, they are in fact cooler than you.
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Old 03-20-08, 03:30 PM
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ehh i would not say that i'm white trash, nor would be venture to say everyone who is not a "hipster" is white trash... you're making some serious assumptions with that, buddy. I will say that "hipster" is a style. It's just replaced the emo/indie nomenclature, in my opinion. I can see how said "hipster" shoes would be good for riding fixed... they're low profile, narrower, and have a thinner sole, all qualities that are good for riding with cages. Personally, I can say that some shoes I've ridden in have NOT been good for cages. I had a pair of lacoste carnaby's, which got all torn to shreds from the cages and pedals, my chaco's are too wide and bulky, my new balance 991's sole just doesn't fit right on the pedal/in the cage. When I'm just cruising around on my bike, I like to wear Sperry Striper's or similar, it's a canvas deck shoe with typical boat/deck shoe siping on the sole, or a pair of Converse. I just bought some Jack Purcell's which are excellent, low profile, narrow, and thinner sole. Just my $0.02.
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hipster shoes?

hipster shoes?

you are all insane.
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Old 03-20-08, 03:42 PM
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Old 03-20-08, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by doomkin View Post
hipster shoes?

hipster shoes?

you are all insane.


hahaha. This is my favorite post of the night.

hipster shoes!
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Old 03-20-08, 11:09 PM
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I have a pair of those skate-looking 5.10's for mtb and love them, they're just too weird feelings to wear in my SS. I fall way too much to wear clipless anymore aahaha
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Old 03-20-08, 11:52 PM
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Although the MKS track pedals have wonderful bearings, it is difficult to find shoes that provide both a good grip and all-day comfort when used with track pedals.

An easier alternative is better pedals: The "Grip King" pedals by MKS are sold by Rivendell.com for $50 a pair, and are designed to provide both a very secure grip to your shoes and terrific comfort with ANY rubber soled shoe, or sandal, included the cheapest Keds knock-off.

You can order the "Grip King" pedals directly from Rivendell...buy a Rivendell membership and get their terrific newsletter too.

www.rivbike.com
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Old 03-21-08, 12:03 AM
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i like my puma turins alot
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Old 03-21-08, 03:50 AM
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^^^nice.


my hipster shoes don't fit in my mks toe clips. so i got some slightly larger and more flexy plastic ones (clips not hipster shoes) . the only problem is they don't look as fast and are not njs. LIFE IS HARD!!!
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Old 03-21-08, 04:03 AM
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Originally Posted by thenewblk View Post
^^^nice.


my hipster shoes don't fit in my mks toe clips. so i got some slightly larger and more flexy plastic ones (clips not hipster shoes) . the only problem is they don't look as fast and are not njs. LIFE IS HARD!!!
you riding in dunks?
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Old 03-21-08, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by alanbikehouston View Post
Although the MKS track pedals have wonderful bearings, it is difficult to find shoes that provide both a good grip and all-day comfort when used with track pedals.

An easier alternative is better pedals: The "Grip King" pedals by MKS are sold by Rivendell.com for $50 a pair, and are designed to provide both a very secure grip to your shoes and terrific comfort with ANY rubber soled shoe, or sandal, included the cheapest Keds knock-off.

You can order the "Grip King" pedals directly from Rivendell...buy a Rivendell membership and get their terrific newsletter too.

www.rivbike.com

But are they too long to take clips?
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Old 03-21-08, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by frankstoneline View Post
you riding in dunks?


nah. i don't use nike. not that i worry about sweatshops or any of that stuff.

i'll just ride in whatever is hip.
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Old 03-21-08, 03:09 PM
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haha dunks was my first guess when you said they wouldn't fit in your clips. i rock plastic clips Sorry guys, newbie question: what's njs?
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Old 03-21-08, 03:10 PM
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Old 03-21-08, 08:09 PM
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my dunks fit in my cliips
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Old 03-21-08, 09:18 PM
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i got some Puma's at Marshall's for $20 and theyre great with clips + straps
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Old 03-22-08, 10:35 AM
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I don't ride singlespeed or fixed but I would like to someday so I've been checking out the forum. Anyways I just ordered a pair of Saucony Bullets because I need new shoes, they look sweet, and I found them on sale. I thought they might be something you guy would be interested in.

I also second the good things people have said about Sambas. I have a pair that is now worn out, but I worn them daily for a loooong time, and they served me very well. You can't go wrong.

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Are these sambas as good as the classic ones? As in stiffness
Those sole have "TORSION system for midfoot integrity", does it mean more flex?



(There's also a white one, but...)

VS.

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Old 03-22-08, 01:10 PM
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i had the new white ones and they gave me blisters. maybe i didn't wear them enough to break them in, but i was not a fan.
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shoes that embrace technology and celebrate light cycles > all others




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i like that these are high tops...i may buy some
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Originally Posted by doomkin View Post
none. but people here don't like clipless, remember?



mreh, not a runner, what would i know? my brother's shoes though don't have a rubber casing. they are just yellow plastic with mounts for cleats/spikes. maybe it depends on what surface you're working on? he does a lot of hurdling and mid distance sprinting. or did. lazy *******.



i really don't understand how these are hipster shoes? i don't understand why everyone thinks everything is hipster ****. honestly, i think a lot of you are incredible fail white trash who calls everything new and unusual hipster ****.

jesus christ people just give it a break. maybe, just maybe, they are in fact cooler than you.


You've seriously misread what he's saying. And I think you've seriously misunderstood what hipster actually even means.

There sure are a lot of ugly shoes posted here. Who the hell still wears skate shoes anyway (please don't say skaters)?


Does anyone have Nike Whistlers?
Are they too big for clips?
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Old 04-11-08, 09:03 AM
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Speedwell Boosts


for summer


for winter

Arch support was a bit lacking in the low-tops, but that was fixed with new insoles.

For everyday commuting I wear Adidas Tuscanys.
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Vintage is the way to go, cause nobody makes a true touring shoe anymore. They have much stiffer soles than any sneaker you can buy today. Look on ebay. I have:

70's Bata Bikers -- canvas and rubber with a layer of fiberglass inside the gum sole for stiffness:


Cannondale Cycle Touring Shoes from 1983. Look like regular sneakers, but just try to bend those soles:
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