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Old 02-19-13, 05:59 AM
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Keen Austin...anybody?
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afaik, DZR shoes come in two varieties - the ones with the nylon/metal plate have a stiffer sole than the other one (nylon only) which have "variable flex shank".

I don't own a pair although I've wanted one for a while, until my fellow commuter in the office bought one.

I have Shimano commuter/MTB shoes with Candys, and nicer stiffer Specialized MTB shoes for longer rides. Fairly cheap and Candys are <300g. I did order some Chromes yesterdays though, we'll see how they go.

This page has some options, although some of the shoes there aren't available anymore.
https://antranik.org/the-practical-gu...lipless-shoes/
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Originally Posted by daredevil View Post
Keen Austin...anybody?
Jerseyjim just ordered a pair from Amazon. He said that he would report back when he gets them in....standby.
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want a relatively inexpensive, light, spd-compatible pedal? exustar pm-215 is your answer. 280 grams for the pair. $50-$70. if you want to get fancy, you can even get a ti spindle.

i can personally vouch for them. i have used two iterations of this pedal for 2+ years.
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Keen Austin...anybody?
I want my feet to stay in my shoes.
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Old 02-19-13, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by daredevil View Post
Keen Austin...anybody?
I use the Austins when it is cold or I need a nicer shoe at my destnation. The longest ride i've done with them is probably 40 miles, I have no problems walking all day in them and the cleats ( SPD ) only hit on rough surfaces.
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Originally Posted by Bat56 View Post
I want my feet to stay in my shoes.
???
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Old 02-20-13, 08:29 AM
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I rock the Chrome line up. Kursk for my commuter shoes and just bought the Lower SS for my new build with Eggbeaters. So far I'm happy but get them on sale, I think they are a lil' bit overpriced, just me.
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Old 02-21-13, 03:58 PM
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I just ordered a pair of these Keen Austins for $90 off of Amazon and I should get them next week.



I chose these 'cause I have a pair of Keen hiking shoes and if they are even half as good as those I'll be thrilled. I'll report back when they come in and I get a chance to ride and walk in them a bit.


These came in today and I put some cleats on them and went for a ride. Nice shoe. Comfortable. I order a half size up because my feet are a little wide and I probably didn't have to do that with these shoes. They are nice and wide and roomy. They are stiffer than a regular shoe but not as stiff as my spec mountain shoes so nice compromise there. They feel good to walk in and the cleats don't hit my wood floors.

It's cold here today so I only did a 5 mile spin but the shoes clipped into my shimano 520s easily. The cleat is recessed quite a bit and I could see that it might be difficult to clip into a road pedal. They also clipped in easily to my shimano flip flops. They felt plenty stiff. I didn't ride long enough to see if I would get a hot spot. I only wore a light biking sock and my feet were plenty warm even though it was around 30 degrees and windy. I wonder how hot they are gonna be in the summer.

I like em.
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I want my feet to stay in my shoes.
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???
When I am pulling hard on the pedals I want something more than cotton strings holding the works in place.
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Old 02-22-13, 05:48 PM
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Just scored some Keen Austin's on the net from Sierra Trading post for under 60 clams! Took a little searching to find the deal but I jumped on it when I did. I'll post a review also.
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Just scored some Keen Austin's on the net from Sierra Trading post for under 60 clams! Took a little searching to find the deal but I jumped on it when I did. I'll post a review also.
Nice Deal! I saw those but they didn't have my size. I just did a 15 mile ride to the market and back with my trailer. Comfy and very warm. These are definitely not for the summer.
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Nice Deal! I saw those but they didn't have my size. I just did a 15 mile ride to the market and back with my trailer. Comfy and very warm. These are definitely not for the summer.
I'll probably spring for some of their sandals come that time. Never a shortage of gear to spend money on don't ya know.
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The Keen Austin's came in. Having a hard time getting clipped in with them. Is it because the cleats are so far recessed maybe?

Anybody else had the same problem with this style?
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Might be having tread interference?
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It would also help to know what pedals you have.
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
It would also help to know what pedals you have.
pedals and cleats that have worked with other shoes.
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...that means nothing.
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...that means nothing.
No, but it is funny.
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...that means nothing.
Are you kidding? I have cleats that work with a particular pedal. I put those cleats on the shoe and expect them to work with the same pedal.

...and apparently bat is easily entertained...not to mention maybe a bit dim.
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What's the deal with these? They seem like the perfect solution for me, but I'm worried about them not being comfy to walk in. Are they decent cycling shoes? Right now I ride clipped and strapped.

https://www.dzrshoes.com/midnight
i havent read all the replies but thats because im busy doing my thing but i figured id chime in a bit.


if you want a walkable clipless shoe look at specialized or or mavic cyclo or something with a recessed cleat and full tread not like a mtb shoe, if you want walkable look at a touring shoe.
i wear/use specialized touring elites and love them, they are stiff with two double straps and one ratchet at the top. I had a flat once with no spare so i walked 8 miles in them. "no friends or peoples to pick me up". My feet didnt hurt. Dont mean that to sound like walking up hill both ways bs, it just was a bad situation also when i get off work "in a kitchen and i wear kitchen shoes desighed for you to be on your feet for hours" i cant wait to step into my clipless.

your best bet is to go into multiple shops and try on different brands. FIND WHAT FITS.

But without trying to sound like a shill, I tried on specialized road shoes and the tourings.. they both fit amazing. I also have love for their saddles...

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I have cleats that work with a particular pedal. I put those cleats on the shoe and expect them to work with the same pedal.
Not necessarily. As you've already said, the cleat could be more recessed into the sole of your new shoes, making them engage differently. Is the shoe no longer a factor?

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Originally Posted by daredevil View Post
The Keen Austin's came in. Having a hard time getting clipped in with them. Is it because the cleats are so far recessed maybe?

Anybody else had the same problem with this style?
I have bikes with these pedals...



They both work fine with the Keens.
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