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shoes for a fixie

Old 07-30-08, 09:54 PM
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shoes for a fixie

Anyone have some suggestions for some shoes that are well suited for riding on a fixed gear? I am looking for with something I can ride with some toe clips, that has a soul that is hard enough and that also has a way to keep the laces out of the way.
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Old 07-30-08, 10:02 PM
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everyone likes adidas sambas. they work great and fit really snug in mks toe clips. also if you go to kohls they are always on sale (along with levis 514 and 511 btw) for almost nothing. laces tuck into the sides really well and stay inside.
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Old 07-30-08, 10:03 PM
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this is what the cool kids are wearing...
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Old 07-30-08, 10:03 PM
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Old 07-30-08, 10:06 PM
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actually i will second generic slip-ons for around-town cruising but for longish (15+) rides you are going to kill yourself
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Old 07-30-08, 10:08 PM
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asics onitsuka tigers fit really well.. find shoes with firm bottoms.

+1 on slip ons. no pedals, firm, can be cheap and not have to worry about tearing them up.

search for it and you'll find a thread with a lot more.
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Old 07-30-08, 10:16 PM
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Most indoor soccer shoes have something to cover up the laces, newer ones at least.
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Originally Posted by p*****ypride View Post
everyone likes adidas sambas. they work great and fit really snug in mks toe clips. also if you go to kohls they are always on sale (along with levis 514 and 511 btw) for almost nothing. laces tuck into the sides really well and stay inside.
no ****ing way. i LOVE me some adidas sambas. bought 3 pairs last week. and im wearing some as i type this
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Old 07-30-08, 10:17 PM
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converse chuck taylors.
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Vans.

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Old 07-30-08, 10:26 PM
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^ big fan eh?
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^ big fan eh?
yessir. with these 3 pairs i just bought, that'll be 13 pairs total
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who cares.. i mean really. whatever feels good!
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who cares.. i mean really. whatever feels good!
i care

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ps shoes don't have souls.
they have soles.;;;;;]
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mine have souls.
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I had good luck with Puma Romas before I switched to clipless.

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A friend of mine is close with the local Vans rep, and showed up to my house wearing a (sample) pair of the Gabe Morford x Vans Syndicate slip-ons yesterday. They look class in person and the rubberized fabric seems like it would laugh off any sort of abuse steel toe clips could send its way. No reflective strip on the back, though, just a black strip/logo. (He didn't get his hands on one of those hip packs that are going to come with them, either.) Still, I'm sold and pretty stoked to get my hands on a pair from the local skate park in a month or three.

Slip-ons and Onitsukas (I like the Mexico 66's) are the generic response, but they've never done me wrong. Just avoid the generic slip-ons like the plague, especially the Payless Airwalk ones. Worst sole ever.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samba_(shoe)
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Originally Posted by matt wisconsin View Post
asics onitsuka tigers fit really well.. find shoes with firm bottoms.

+1 on slip ons. no pedals, firm, can be cheap and not have to worry about tearing them up.

search for it and you'll find a thread with a lot more.
x2 on the onitsuka tigers, i also wear dunks too cuz they fit my toe clips well.
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Old 07-31-08, 07:11 AM
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ultimate 81 tigers...so comfortable and the sole is just firm enough
i wear my old puma el reys when i am just practicing tricks down the street...also comfy to ride in
 

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