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Old 12-04-19, 08:17 PM
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Touring mtb SPD shoes

Several years ago I had these shoes : https://www.plushhillcycles.co.uk/96...-mtb-shoe.aspx

They were very comfortable, low profile and almost silent when walking in them (no knocking sound), but they are no longer produced. Anybody knows similar alternative?
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Old 12-04-19, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by utoner34 View Post
Several years ago I had these shoes : https://www.plushhillcycles.co.uk/96...-mtb-shoe.aspx

They were very comfortable, low profile and almost silent when walking in them (no knocking sound), but they are no longer produced. Anybody knows similar alternative?
I use MO89s and can find them online
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Old 12-04-19, 08:49 PM
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I assume you are in the UK, but here in Canada, there are loads of various models that are similar.
Certainly from my experience, diff brands and diff models will fit differently, ie some better for wider feet, so for me anyway, it will always come down to going to actual stores and physically trying on shoes to see how they feel and fit.
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Originally Posted by djb View Post
I assume you are in the UK, but here in Canada, there are loads of various models that are similar.
Certainly from my experience, diff brands and diff models will fit differently, ie some better for wider feet, so for me anyway, it will always come down to going to actual stores and physically trying on shoes to see how they feel and fit.
Do you know which Canadian retailers offer them?
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Old 12-05-19, 05:02 AM
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This may not be something to consider or not, but Shimano changed their shoe lasts after that model was last made (pun totally unintended). They now have several differently named last types, so the shoe you do choose as replacement may fit differently. It would be a good idea to go to local stores and just try them out to get a properly fitting one.

I bought a Shimano touring sandal recently and even while the last is advertised as wide, its toebox is actually worryingly narrow.
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Old 12-05-19, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by BikeWonder View Post
Do you know which Canadian retailers offer them?
the usual suspects, and all local bike stores will have various models, although now bike stuff is probably low on stock.
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i've been using these DZR brand the past few years. i use them on platforms without
installing the clip thingies. very comfortable for walking. they look pretty normal off
the bike, and the SPD cover is recessed, so doesn't make any noise while walking
through museums and temples. size 47 fits my size 12-EEE feets.


https://dzrshoes.com/products/dice-black
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Old 12-05-19, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by nun View Post
I use MO89s and can find them online
Do you have a link?
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Originally Posted by utoner34 View Post
Do you have a link?
Try Googling “mt. bike shoe M089”
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According to the REI website, the 089 has been discontinued but Shimano has an ME3 shoe which looks very, very similar.
https://www.rei.com/product/141419/s...ike-shoes-mens
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Old 12-05-19, 01:54 PM
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I have the ME3 shoe. If I am out and about, I don't bother bringing a change of shoe. They are quite comfortable to walk in
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Old 12-05-19, 03:04 PM
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Are ME3 load when you walk on some surfaces, aka do you sound like herr flick?
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I was using a more MTB race style Shimano shoe for many years but recently switched to the XM700. Found that it was a good decision. Sole is not as stiff, but stiff enough, much easier walking though. Have even used them for short hikes, something I could not have done with my older shoes. Gore-Tex liner is a plus. Quiet when walking on supermarket floors, etc. since clip is recessed.

Some available here: https://www.bike24.com/p2143737.html

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Old 12-05-19, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by BikeWonder View Post
Do you know which Canadian retailers offer them?
Here's a good style for touring at MEC https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5057-4...-Cycling-Shoes
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Old 12-06-19, 03:53 AM
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Are ME3 load when you walk on some surfaces, aka do you sound like herr flick?
I don't notice one
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Switched back to SPD pedals & MTB shoes

I switched back to MTB/SPD shoes last summer. I previously had Shimano RP9 road shoes, custom fit to my feet, but nevertheless I realized that my feet were happier when riding my MTB than on my touring bike. So I bought a pair of Shimano MD-280 "Saint" SPD pedals for my Trek 520 and just used my inexpensive Serafis MTB shoes. The MD-280s have a larger platform than other SPD pedals I've used and so they seem to distribute the pressure over a larger area of the foot. I noticed right away that my feet were more comfortable over longer distances than they had been with the RP9 road shoes. Also the MTB shoes are quite serviceable for walking around, going into restaurants etc., the RP9s, not so much. Therefore, when I toured with the RP9s, I always had to carry an extra pair of sandals or shoes whereas I find that I can get away with just the MTB shoes alone.
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