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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:17 pm 
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Any Vans shoes with thick/stiffer sole. They also have special Vans made for cyclists, with stiffer sole.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:56 pm 
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I know several CX riders used to wear footy boots with the front studs removed and a cleat nailed on. Pre SPDs of course. I seem to remember 1 chap who left the front studs and used flat pedal. Good fro running.



That was always what I used, heel studs in, toe studs out, funny duck paddle on the climbs (to dig the heels in)... :|

Had (probably still have) some Diadora prancing shoes for on the road.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:52 am 
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I use the Vittoria model 1976 when I need a lot of comfort and I have to walk. The soles are made of rubber compound and the use are easy for walking as well.
And for me they looking great:
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When I need to push the pedals harder and a lot off climbs then I prefer shoes with cleats and I use these old competition shoes:
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:55 am 
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Nice but not that easy to get hold of ....


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:06 am 
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Montello wrote:
Nice but not that easy to get hold of ....

This was my point in starting the thread; I was having such difficulty tracking down age related shoes in the right size that I thought I would ask what other people used. As it turns out, a lot of people use age related shoes in the correct size. :facepalm:

I have found and bought a pair of AXO shoes from a trader in the Netherlands, they are a more modern design, but are original and designed specifically for pedals with toe clips and straps, so must be from close to the end of that era. I will see what they are like and will use them while keeping my eye's open for something a little older.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:36 am 
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Indeed; I got my hands on these ...

http://www.lejog4amr.co.uk/pinarello/shoes.shtml

But they were a whisker to big so I ended up moving them on ...

Still on the hunt ...


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:42 pm 
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Just got a pair of AXO shoes like the ones in the link, NOS.

I went for a 43 after asking the seller about sizes, I think I could have just got away with a 42, but the shoes are great and very comfy.

I know that are a little later that I would have ideally liked, but needs must and all that.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Axo-Italy-Vin ... 3385dc2875


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