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Old 09-15-07, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by dijos View Post
any help for wide feet?
Any help for big feet? Like size 14/15. I normal run clipless time ATAC pedals with Sidi MTB shoes, but just built up a beater/pub pedaler and want to use clips/straps on this one. I need some new shoes anyway so tomorrow I am going shoe shopping and bringing one of my pedals with me to try shoes into it.
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adidas makes plenty of great shoes for clip'n'straps, I like vans fine too
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Originally Posted by newnoise View Post
I have pretty wide feet, although relatively small (size 9-9.5 us) vans are pretty wide. so are sambas. my latest kicks are onitsuka tigers I just got for $25 bucks. I'm happy so far, we'll see how the sole holds up against my mks sylvans.
where did you get tigers for $25? If I could find decent shoes that cheap I would pick them up in an instant
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I love how every single one of these threads is clogged with people suggesting stylish, soft soled shoes that won't grip a pedal worth ****. hmmm I wonder were there ****ing priorities are.


carry on.
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Old 09-15-07, 11:41 PM
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Originally Posted by eXCeSS View Post
i've been considering macbeths for a bit now....thing is, i had a couple pairs of cheap airwalk slipons that weren't dead yet, and i dumpstered a couple pairs of shoes that have been going strong, so it may be a while....i mean, point is, me being a cheap enough ******* to wear dumpstered shoes (they were of course, brand new, god love those campus kids who throw everything out daily), it's hard to justify that, but macbeth shoes seem pretty damn rad.
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Old 09-15-07, 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by eXCeSS View Post
THE SAME PAIR?
If so, you're now obligated to post a picture.
yeah right. With what I do I burn through a pair every 4 months.
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Old 09-16-07, 12:09 AM
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Originally Posted by redxj View Post
Any help for big feet? Like size 14/15. I normal run clipless time ATAC pedals with Sidi MTB shoes, but just built up a beater/pub pedaler and want to use clips/straps on this one. I need some new shoes anyway so tomorrow I am going shoe shopping and bringing one of my pedals with me to try shoes into it.
powergrips?
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Originally Posted by dutret View Post
I love how every single one of these threads is clogged with people suggesting stylish, soft soled shoes that won't grip a pedal worth ****. hmmm I wonder were there ****ing priorities are.


carry on.
you must mean THEIR
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Old 09-16-07, 01:19 AM
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+1 for Chucks/Vans/Pumas
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adidas.
not sambas though, just other adidas.
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Originally Posted by dutret View Post
I love how every single one of these threads is clogged with people suggesting stylish, soft soled shoes that won't grip a pedal worth ****. hmmm I wonder were there ****ing priorities are.


carry on.
then suggest suitable shoes for me that I am able to walk in a store in and ride around in that aren't clipless and will work for 10.5 EE. I'm all ears, seriously.
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Originally Posted by dijos View Post
then suggest suitable shoes for me that I am able to walk in a store in and ride around in that aren't clipless and will work for 10.5 EE. I'm all ears, seriously.
I have before.

the best I've used were some 5.10(I think) approach shoes. They had normal rubber with relatively small tread. The important part was that they were stiff as **** and had a deep groove behind the ball of the foot that fit over the pedal cage like a cleat. You probably can't find them anymore but the point isn't that there there is some specific shoe that everyone should be talking about but rather that the shoes everyone does suggest are the worst possible choices. They also happen to be the same shoes that their social group wore before they rode bikes so it is clear they are chosen for style rather then function. I'm sure if people actually wanted a good shoe rather then to hear that what they already have is the right choice someone would have found something like my old 5.10s by now.
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Old 09-16-07, 07:26 AM
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I rock either a pair of semi destroyed Vans or my Pumas. Pumas hold up great.
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Old 09-16-07, 07:54 AM
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Originally Posted by dutret View Post
I have before.
[.....]You probably can't find them anymore but the point isn't that there there is some specific shoe that everyone should be talking about but rather that the shoes everyone does suggest are the worst possible choices. They also happen to be the same shoes that their social group wore before they rode bikes so it is clear they are chosen for style rather then function. [....]


climbing approach shoes aren't really 'sneakers' as per the thread title. they are nice though--I used to ride on occasion with a pair of Montrail approach shoes.

even if you are choosing shoe categories for style, Chucks are lots less stiff than Stan Smith Adidas....it's not a bad thing to analyze the plusses and minuses of various 'normal' sneakers for clips n straps use, eh?

I basically wear what I feel like wearing that day. when I know I will be rdiing more and walking less, the nod goes to clipless. when the opposite is true.....sneakers it is. if it is sneaker day, it is not bad to know what other people like using and why.
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The trouble with climbing approach shoes is many styles tend to bypass wide feet.
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Originally Posted by dutret View Post
I love how every single one of these threads is clogged with people suggesting stylish, soft soled shoes that won't grip a pedal worth ****. hmmm I wonder were there ****ing priorities are.


carry on.
When I buy a pair of shoes I'm usually more concerned with how they feel when walking. If they work well enough for riding, then that's good, too.
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Puma has a bunch of narrow shoes with semi-stiff soles that work great for narrow pedals like the GR-9's. I have a black pair that I got last summer that are still holding up strong. I just picked up a brown pair of Pumas, but have yet to ride in them. They are very similar to the black ones, though, so I'm sure they'll be fine. I don't know either of the model names.
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I'll throw an additional vote for anything onitsuka tiger. They feel perfectly at home in my GR-9's.
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I use VANS slip ons, either leather or suede so your toes don't go through the ends. Low profile, no laces to get caught and the soles aren't too bad.

If you want stiff soles, ORCHID bmx shoes are the way to go but, as I found, they aren't a good fit for toe clips. Too bulky, thick tongue etc

IMO, anything is ok for commuting and short rides, you only really need stiff soles for long rides and for that I'd go clipless.


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sneakers are sneakers. if you arent riding bicycle specific shoes then obviously you are losing power and control, big f..king deal. i myself ride in vans old schools or converse because i cant be bothered to carry around another pair of shoes to step into everytime i step off my bike.
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I really like riding in my Converse, I'm going to try a pair of Gazelles as the seem to have a stiffer sole.
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I picked up a pair of these on sale at Kohls, rode 20 miles on them today, they're great. Soles are fairly stiff, but not so much that walking in them sucks, I think they look decent, and best of all, on sale. They go in and out of the clips easily, but stay in and only come out when I pull them out. The soles are also thick enough that my Sylvan's aren't hurting my feet like they were in my loafers. Recommended if anyone else needs a cheap pair of sneakers this week.

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I would like to note that one thing that has made all my sneakers more comfortable for riding has been a pair of Superfeet 3/4-length insoles. They're hard plastic, very supportive to my very high arches, and make the shoes more comfortable both on and off the bike. They pretty much kept me from retiring my current pair of Onitsuka Tiger's, so great the difference was.
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yeah.

east london style.

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