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 Post subject: Recomend me some shoes.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:03 pm 
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Can anyone recomend some shoes for riding please?

The routes I go on have a bit of everything. So I'd need some all round shoes, if that makes sense.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:37 pm 
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Flats or disco slippers?

I ride flats and use some Etnies BMX shoes as they're cheap compared to 5 10's and I'm tight! They grip well on my Superstar Nano pedals and don't look too silly either.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:43 pm 
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Flats please mindmap3.

I have a set of dc's, but there bulky for riding ESP when I go from a dh trail to the road.

I'm running dmr v8's of that makes any difference.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:54 pm 
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The 5 10's are pretty bulky too.

My Etnies are quite thin, but my pedals are quite wide especially compared to V8's. They are reasonably cheap too.

Old school Vans grip like mofo's if they have the waffle sole and are pretty thin and not too bulky. You can pick them up cheap from outlet stores. Their MTB show the Gravel is supposed to be great but at £80 a pop, I'll pass and keep to my cheapy skate shoes.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:54 pm 
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Etnies get my vote, good shoes. Got some 5 10s, had them for a week got them covered in mud and gave them a cold wash, they lost all their colour and have shrunk up. They leave lovely black marks on lino, tile and parquet too, not impressed for the price....


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:05 pm 
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What ever skate shoes I have that are no longer 'fresh' currently Etnies and Es though I'm tempted to look for more hi top style trainers for the winter.

If I'm out for a short ride ill also use trail running shoes which are light but not particularly warm.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:06 pm 
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Also TK Maxx is your friend when it comes to cheap riding gear and shoes.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:54 am 
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After I gave up on Vans Lampins as they were too thing for modern pedals I moved onto Duffs and they were great.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:47 am 
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A few years back I would've said "any skateshoes with a softer sole, preferable a gum one who is more sticky". I still love my Airwalk Ones.

But, today you have Five Ten and I need to ask nothing more. They live up to the hype. If you don't like bulkiness, get yourself a slimmer version, like the Freerider, the Spitfire of the LineKing, no problem. Bear in mind that if you want to use them as everyday shoes, they are not very good.

But, actually, you know what the ONLY real problem with Five Ten shoes is? The fact that one day you will ride without Five Tens on and that will mess you up! Yes, they change your riding that much, they are hooked on that pedal no-matter-what. As an example, I rode Rennies with plastic pedals on my Jekyll in pouring raind - no problem!

In the meantime, Nike, Vans and Teva have options to these sticky sole shoes, so you might wanna check them out too!

Mx


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:04 am 
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A few years back I would've said "any skateshoes with a softer sole, preferable a gum one who is more sticky". I still love my Airwalk Ones.

But, today you have Five Ten and I need to ask nothing more. They live up to the hype. If you don't like bulkiness, get yourself a slimmer version, like the Freerider, the Spitfire of the LineKing, no problem. Bear in mind that if you want to use them as everyday shoes, they are not very good.

But, actually, you know what the ONLY real problem with Five Ten shoes is? The fact that one day you will ride without Five Tens on and that will mess you up! Yes, they change your riding that much, they are hooked on that pedal no-matter-what. As an example, I rode Rennies with plastic pedals on my Jekyll in pouring raind - no problem!

In the meantime, Nike, Vans and Teva have options to these sticky sole shoes, so you might wanna check them out too!

Mx


pretty much agree with that, for light rides I just wear my Airwalks but my 5-10 are better (stiffer and grippier). Having said that, for my first winter ride in the hills today I'm wearing my NorthFace snow boots!


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