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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:10 pm 
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As in the title really- what are you using? Been using Answer shoes for a while but they are not great on flat peddles which most of my bikes now sport. I want something grippy, but comfortable to walk in with a reasonably stiff sole as the bones in my feet are very brittle being having been smashed to bits a few years back- i need to spread the pedal loading so Vans are out. Also dont want to look a cock at the bar post ride.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:21 pm 
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5.10 shoes are very highly recommended by users, they have a uber grippy sole, don't know how stiff they are though

http://www.highsports.co.uk/catalog/pro ... vrrvofsrd1


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:29 pm 
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I use a pair of old Nike Air Basketball boots :lol: Seriously grippy but I'm waiting to get a pair of Shimano MP56's. Good reviews, good protection and a stiff(ish) sole.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:55 pm 
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Hi guys
I have a pair of Specialized comps that I have for my SPDs but on the flats which are on my old stumpies I use my old rockhopper shoes. I must admit they might look a bit like I got them on the national health :oops: but they work with either SPD's or flats and are very comfortable. I use these for most trail rides on the old or new stumpy. The comps for more serious type terrain.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:58 pm 
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Using SIMPLE shoes (VANS like) at the moment but plan to buy these, should be a bit stiffer....
http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/ ... hoes-29247


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:01 pm 
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Shimano DX jobbies are a bit more sturdy than Vans. Couldn't really fault them till they got gunked up at the Peaks! need another wash I think!

Theres two types the SPD bound ones are super stiff with cleat pop out or the flat ones which ya can walk in like a pair of boots.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:12 pm 
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reanimation wrote:
Shimano DX jobbies are a bit more sturdy than Vans. Couldn't really fault them till they got gunked up at the Peaks! need another wash I think!

Theres two types the SPD bound ones are super stiff with cleat pop out or the flat ones which ya can walk in like a pair of boots.


I have only heard great things about the DX pedals from all my mates who ride flats. Good value too! http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... delID=7610


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:20 pm 
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Orchid Van Homans for me - 'Vandevers' maybe the correct name? anyway good blend of feel and stiffness. Have a look at someonline BMX sites for ideas - but bear in mind shoes are one part I never buy mail order as I'm really fussy about the way they feel.


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Specialized Sonoma are good if you do not fit spd's.

Personally I love Hi-Tech Trail hiking boots, grippy quite stiff sole attached to a comfy fabric boot with good ankle support and quite lightweight :D

Which reminds me, I should get myself a new pair !


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:31 pm 
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vans
etnies
duffs

i used the etnies trauma 2s for years ( no longer made ) and found etnies soles stiff and grippy and would hurt my feet a lot less on the streets than my slip on vans did at the time . plenty of arch support too

anything with a stiff flat sole will be good enough , just whatever takes your fancy ( i hate moon boots too :lol: )


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