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Shoe weightChrisA
Mar 16, 2001 4:04 PM
How much does shoe weight matter with respect to racing, sprinting, and climbing?

I have a pair of 6 yr old Vittoria shoes that are almost twice the weight of my wife's Shimano shoes. I'm thinking of upgrading. Are the carbon soled shoes too stiff (circulation problems)?
re: Shoe weightLC
Mar 16, 2001 8:59 PM
I know when I put on the booties the extra weight is very noticable, so I believe it does make a difference. Don't give up any sole stiffness though or you will notice that also.
my 2 centsgrandemamou
Mar 19, 2001 4:57 AM
There are two areas where weight is not a concern for me. Saddle and shoes. i would not make a purchase decision on either one of those items based on weight alone. Buy the most comfortable shoe/saddle you can find. Your but and feet will thank you. There are lots of other areas to take weight off.