Footwear

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BoldRover
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Footwear

Postby BoldRover » 14 May 2019, 5:23pm

I don't use clip-in shoes/pedals and seek the advice of others on here re appropriate shoes for use with flat pedals. I've always just worn trainers but I'm sure there'll be superior alternatives with particular regard to water resistance. Thanks in advance. 8)

mattsccm
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Re: Footwear

Postby mattsccm » 14 May 2019, 9:54pm

Stiff soled walking type trainers can be had with waterproof linings. The very stiffest will still be fine for walking and stiff is good for cycling. Big hole in the top tends to let water in though.
Buy what fits the foot and you can either try on or return.

BoldRover
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Re: Footwear

Postby BoldRover » 15 May 2019, 5:46pm

Thanks, Matt. Something like these, would you say?

https://www.sportsdirect.com/karrimor-n ... e=18315103

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Re: Footwear

Postby bogmyrtle » 15 May 2019, 8:20pm

Five ten mountain bike shoes have grippy soles that are rigid.
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Re: Footwear

Postby gregoryoftours » 15 May 2019, 8:56pm

For waterproof I just wear whatever with waterproof socks. more waterproof than waterproof footwear and cover your ankles too. For cycling, anything with flattish rubber soles.

BoldRover
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Re: Footwear

Postby BoldRover » 15 May 2019, 10:18pm

Anyone have an opinion on five tens?

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Re: Footwear

Postby BoldRover » 17 May 2019, 9:25pm

bogmyrtle wrote:Five ten mountain bike shoes have grippy soles that are rigid.


I went for the Fiveten Freeriders. The Evans operative wanted to sell me expensive cycling socks. I declined; but does anyone here advocate their use?

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freiston
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Re: Footwear

Postby freiston » 17 May 2019, 9:44pm

BoldRover wrote:
bogmyrtle wrote:Five ten mountain bike shoes have grippy soles that are rigid.


I went for the Fiveten Freeriders. The Evans operative wanted to sell me expensive cycling socks. I declined; but does anyone here advocate their use?


Off the bike, I wear thick woollen or "1000 mile" socks and so I need socks specifically for my cycling shoes (my others being too thick). I use Aldi cycling socks - not expensive but they started to make them ridiculously short which I do not like. The ones I have seem perfectly adequate for the job and don't show any signs of wear to cause concern. I can't see any need to buy expensive ones. I can't remember what mine cost but less than £3 I think.

If you've already got socks that do the job with your cycling shoes, stick with them - otherwise if you need to buy some or want "cycling socks", I've just took a look at Decathlon and they sell them at £4 a pair (as do Wiggle too). I certainly have no cause to advocate expensive or cycling-specific socks.
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Re: Footwear

Postby Lance Dopestrong » 17 May 2019, 9:50pm

DHB do some fairly stiff soled non spud cycling shoes.
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Re: Footwear

Postby MarcusT » 18 May 2019, 4:55am

Five Tens as a dedicated bike shoe, but if you need to walk on mud/grass, they are not the best. For more of a cross, I like the Merrill Crosslander. Has a good tread and the sole is thin enough to feel the pedals
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avalonian
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Re: Footwear

Postby avalonian » 18 May 2019, 9:24am

These are nice,I have a brown pair and a black pair
https://quoc.cc/products/fixed-tan

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Re: Footwear

Postby pwa » 18 May 2019, 10:00am

These are unlike any other bike shoe I am familiar with, but way beyond my comfortable price bracket. https://quoc.cc/collections/gravel-bike ... black-camo