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I need advice on a good pedal / shoe combinationfrank_freedom
Mar 31, 2002 6:11 AM
Hi everyone,

my old Sidi shoes are hurting my toes and my old Time Pedals are in bad shape. I bought a bike with Look pedals and I am feeling pressure under the ball of my feet with the Look / Sidi combo.

I am not confortable at all.

I would like to buy a confortable pair of shoes (in wide size if possible) with a rigid sole that prevents the 'pressure point' effect. I really like Time Pedals but I am disappointed by their weight.

With the Time pedals, I never had any issues with my knees or whatever.

Can anyone give me some advice on comfy shoes and good light pedals that are mechanically similar to Time's but lighter ?

Thanks very much

possibly useless two cents...floatch
Mar 31, 2002 9:05 AM
I have been using a nice pair of sidi shoes I found really cheap, and get this... some old onza mountainbike pedals. The sidis really fit my feet well, and the pedals have been pretty comfy. However, I've ordered a set of speedplay x2's, and I'm anticipating more comfort due to the inherent float. I'd stick with sidis, because they're the most comfortable shoes I've ever ridden with, and try some speedplay pedals. I don't know if this is helpful, but there you go. Good luck!
MY two cents...waynebiker
Mar 31, 2002 11:18 AM
look pedals and carnac shoes
works for me
MY two cents...frank_freedom
Mar 31, 2002 1:41 PM
Carnac shoes,

which model ? Carbon sole ? Plastic sole ?


MY two cents...waynebiker
Mar 31, 2002 2:07 PM
just got the carnac quartz, carbon sole. great shoes my second pair replace the legend. Had those shoes for 5 years and are still in pretty good shape.
The pedals I use are look pp296
A good solid pedal and shoe combo. The pedals have adjustable float, which is not really useful. When I replace, I would get the model down with just adjustable release tenison.
time shoes/ time pedalsEpicX
Apr 1, 2002 4:50 PM
You can't go wrong. maybe not the lightest or cheapest, but after 10+ years of comfortable riding on Time, I can't complain about a few grams. Of course having not tried anything else in 10 years, who knows, I might like another setup, but i doubt it.
re: I need advice on a good pedal / shoe combinationDrD
Apr 1, 2002 7:07 AM
I have sorta big feet (size 13) - ended up going with Carnac Ellipse's (size 48) and Speedplay X2's - excellent combination.

If your toes hurt, perhaps the shoes are a bit on the small side? Also - if you haven't already, get yourself some cycling specific socks (defeet, etc.) - they make a big difference for some people (did for me, anyway)
If the shoe fits.grzy
Apr 1, 2002 6:27 PM
Shoes ---> the ones that fit. Most don't fit me and I've only had luck with Sidi and Shimano. Any good quality shoe that fits your foot should be stiff enough that the actual pedal format doesn't matter. you may have something going on with our feet - I had a hell of a time until I was fitted for orthotics for my pronation. Now I can go all day.

Pedals ----> Give a serious look at the Campy Profits. Expensive yes, but quite nice. A little tricky to click into sometimes, but smooth once you're in and the release is like butter. The wifey swears by Speedplays, but I'm the one that has to maintain them when she jams the cleat with sand.