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Old 10-25-08, 08:47 AM
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nike glide slip ons for me
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Old 10-25-08, 12:05 PM
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function over form, i know, i know, but people have been posting some pretty ugly lookin shoes...
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Old 10-25-08, 12:26 PM
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I rock boat shoes.

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Old 10-25-08, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by mastershredder View Post
does any know what these shoes are? sorry about the dark pic, its the only pic i could find of them. seem like a good idea, slip ons+ protective rubber (?) layer protecting the area of canvas that come into contact with toe clips
what band is that?
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Old 10-25-08, 01:01 PM
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Old 10-25-08, 01:18 PM
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Ive always used converse all stars, but the soul is anything but stiff, they don't keep your feet warm either for you winter riders.

I recently got some one stars as they look a bit warmer, havent tried em out yet.
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Old 10-25-08, 01:58 PM
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Old 10-25-08, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by divineAndbright View Post
Ive always used converse all stars, but the soul is anything but stiff, they don't keep your feet warm either for you winter riders.

I recently got some one stars as they look a bit warmer, havent tried em out yet.
Never had regular converse but the one starts arent very thick either.
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Old 10-25-08, 02:21 PM
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i dont even wear shoes
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Old 10-25-08, 04:31 PM
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Sambas and Chuck Taylor's for me.
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Old 10-25-08, 08:38 PM
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Before I went clipless I'd ride a 22 mile r/t commute in slip on vans on my fixed. Did that for two semesters, worked fine. I also like like Adidas shell toes and their Stan Smiths. Those are the only two laced shoes I never get caught on the cages/straps.
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Old 10-25-08, 11:10 PM
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-1 for vans. I rocked a pair and the sole gave me no support... felt like I was riding without shoes on. I wore shelltoes... FTL They suck major as well. Guess I can't recommend anything good. Except I remember backed when I skated there were some nike sb that had like a wood center too them... Probably way to puffy to fit in toe clips though. I am going to pick up some pumas or better fitting adidas
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Old 10-25-08, 11:14 PM
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Old 10-25-08, 11:15 PM
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+1 PUMAS... love em... i find a lot of vans to chunky overall for traps
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Old 10-25-08, 11:18 PM
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+ infinity for the sambas
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I've never like Chucks for cycling, the sole is way too soft.
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Old 10-26-08, 01:21 AM
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vans eras/authentics and puma suedes all day suckaaa!
also i've never ridden in them but the puma speed cats look good to ride in too
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Puma Urban downhill or puma Basket
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I can't believe I actually went out, tested out, and then bought Sambas because of this thread. Way better feel in the pedals than Vans slipons, mainly due to the much stiffer sole. (I went from clipless to clips/straps)
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Old 10-26-08, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by geeknerd99 View Post
I can't believe I actually went out, tested out, and then bought Sambas because of this thread. Way better feel in the pedals than Vans slipons, mainly due to the much stiffer sole. (I went from clipless to clips/straps)
haha I went out today and tried some too. They only had the classic style, and I don't know if it's just me, but it seems like the tongue is HUGE on these puppies haha. I also tried the Adidas San Ramons or something and those felt much more comfy.
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Old 10-27-08, 12:14 AM
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http://shop.vans.com/webapp/wcs/stor...0101_569520_-1

vans is listening ... or at least advertising
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Old 10-27-08, 12:55 AM
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Originally Posted by GoodEyeCycler View Post
haha I went out today and tried some too. They only had the classic style, and I don't know if it's just me, but it seems like the tongue is HUGE on these puppies haha. I also tried the Adidas San Ramons or something and those felt much more comfy.

The tongue is definitely outrageously large for normal wearing since its an indoor soccer shoe, so I just trim the tongue. There's no padding in it so you can't even tell after you do it.
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Old 10-27-08, 02:16 AM
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I saw a couple of Macbeth's listed, and as someone who has owned three or four pairs, do not buy them. They are pieces of s h i t and will fall apart in a very short amount of time.

Personally, the best shoes I have worn are Vegetarian Shoes' Panther Sneakers. Putting aside them being a vegan shoe (which, incidentally, a lot of the shoes suggested happen to be too), they are the toughest shoe I have worn. I beat the **** out of my shoes and these have not yet succumbed after a year (I went through three or four pairs of Macbeth's one year).

You'll notice in the pic that they have excellent soles.

Also, you can sleep easy knowing they weren't made in sweatshops (unlike most of the other shoes listed).

http://www.vegetarian-shoes.co.uk/pc...ker-black.aspx


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