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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 9:15 am 
Old School Grand Master
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Decided its about time to replace my old Shimano spud boots.
Anyone have any recommendations...always thought Northwave were meant to be good?
I have quite broad feet, so nothing too slim-line :lol:
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Carl


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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 11:19 am 
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Carl, try and get down to your local specialised dealer. They have a large selection of shoes, and also have this footbed-o-meter thing.
Helped me out no end, after i used to suffer from hot spots in the arches of my feet :evil: Basically it measures the arch of your foot, then recommends which wedges to use :!: I now use these in every pair of shoes i own.
Always try them on first though :wink: I've brought shoes before on looks, off websites, and then when it comes to ridding with them thought,
i can't ride in these :roll:


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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 11:45 am 
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Thanks mate, good advice. I'll have a look to find my nearest dealer.
Carl


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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 4:27 pm 
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I used to have a pair of Northwave terrae shoes, which were a little snug (I mistakenly thought the padding would give over time, it didn't :( )

I now have a pair of Spesh BG Sport shoes & they are very very comfy, highly recommended.

http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/ ... -mtb-25824


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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 4:32 pm 
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Another vote for specialized, bg sports 8) have the comp road shoes and frankly prefer the velcro strap over the ratchet.


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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 8:48 pm 
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sidi!

cos when you watch eurosport and watch bettini chasing his shoes across the screen you'll be in the same club


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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 9:35 am 
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Pearl izumi - nice wide toe box for the wide footed.


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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 1:21 pm 
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I really like pearl izumi kit, there shorts are a favourite, but I had one pair of shoes, the black bit turned green and the zip broke, they also weighed a ton.


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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 1:45 pm 
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DiaDora for me - Skorpion Carbon MTB in orange for offroad and grey for road!


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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 3:35 pm 
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Recommend Specialized deffo, I've got wide feet and a high instep. Fit like a glove :P (Boom Boom) plus the BG thingy is very good.


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