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Time for new shoe(3 posts)

Time for new shoeboat
Mar 16, 2002 2:13 PM
How do you know it's a time to get a new pair of shoes? Anything to look for? I'm using shimano R-150, it is still pretty new (only about 600 miles), so what should I check to see if my shoes are still ok.
New shoes when:TJeanloz
Mar 18, 2002 1:48 PM
1. The straps no longer hold securely, and cannot be replaced (usually Velcro issues).

2. The sole breaks in half (usually the result of a crash).

3. One of the cleat mounting screws strips out and cannot be replaced- or the cleats are welded on and worn out.

4. You don't remember what color they were when you bought them.

5. You want something new.

As you can see, shoes last a long time. You could pretty easily put 50,000 miles on a pair, but most people buy new ones every few years for vanity.
Things to look for.DaThumb
Mar 18, 2002 5:33 PM
At least 8 straps, although double-digit strap counts will soon be standard.
Digital, watt-based stiffness control.
Remote-controlled, thermo-nuclear-powered Ti buckles.
Mercury-filled gyrospopic 540 degree float.
Geo-thermo rider-weight based entry/release adjuster with 20 grains of Lithium tension relief.
Look for the new Sven Vanthourenhout Signature Model.