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Bike shoes for commuting

Post by Grandpa's Spells » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:20 pm

Picked up the Crank Bros. Double Shot pedals so I have the option of using clip-in shoes. It would be nice to have something reasonable easy to walk in, and Giro makes some crossover shoes (Rumble), but they're not reviewed great. Any suggestions?

I'm not going to get into cycling, the clips are just for efficiency, so I'd like to not make a big investment in shoes.
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Re: Bike shoes for commuting

Post by Alfred_E._Neuman » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:34 pm

Chrome bike sneakers:
http://www.chromeindustries.com/product ... bike_shoes

I've had a pair for 5 years now and they hold up better than any shoes I've ever had. SPD cleat mont is recessed, so you can stroll around with no issues. And they look better than other SPD compatible shoes.
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Re: Bike shoes for commuting

Post by Turdacious » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:08 am

Wore the hell out of a pair of DZR Minnas:
http://www.performancebike.com/webapp/w ... 1156718_-1___
I liked them, but they're starting to fall apart after about two years. The leather upper does an ok job of keeping out water and protecting against wind, but they're not waterproof. The clips do make noise on some surfaces FWIW. Will probably be upgrading to the Chromes Al suggested.

For winter wear consider Five10 Freerider EPS. They will keep you warm and dry. On really cold/windy days, I add a pair of neoprene socks or neoprene toe covers over my socks and have zero issues. AFAIK they only come as flats. My feet don't really sweat, so I can wear them inside; this may not be the case for you.
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Post by TerryB » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:58 am

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Post by Grandpa's Spells » Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:25 am

TerryB wrote:I can no longer take you seriously, spells.
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Post by Mickey O'neil » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:31 pm

Not for commuting but these are my next pair of mtn. bike shoes. http://www.fiveten.com/us/bike/all-moun ... -black-red

I have been wearing a pair of Teva The Links for a couple of years now and have held up to quite a bit of abuse. It should be noted that I ride flats. #footoutflatout #flatpedalswinmedals #flatsforfun #flatpedalthunder

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Re: Bike shoes for commuting

Post by Shapecharge » Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:44 pm

Spells, you are taking your strappy heels with you though to wear when you get to work right?

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Re: Bike shoes for commuting

Post by nafod » Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:36 pm

Mickey O'neil wrote:Not for commuting but these are my next pair of mtn. bike shoes. http://www.fiveten.com/us/bike/all-moun ... -black-red

I have been wearing a pair of Teva The Links for a couple of years now and have held up to quite a bit of abuse. It should be noted that I ride flats. #footoutflatout #flatpedalswinmedals #flatsforfun #flatpedalthunder
I ride flats on my MTBike, clip in on my cross bike. When I ride the cross bike urban commuting through serious urban street terrain (as opposed to rail trails, neighborhoods, or open roads), I wish I was riding on flats. All the stop signs, stop lights, turns, etc...my track standing is 100% solid about 25% of the time.
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