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Shoes for everyday use(9 posts)

Shoes for everyday useGMS
Jun 4, 2002 4:00 PM
Are there any riding shoes that look and feel similar to everyday sneakers but just happen to have clips on the bottom? I have seen some cheap mountain bike ones like this, but never anything road-oriented.

There are two reasons I'd like shoes like this. The first is that I like being able to go places I didn't plan on going without looking like I'm wearing aqua-socks. The second reason is that I could wear them all the time and it would cut down on the things I need to do before going out cycling. I just like to jump on my bike. The less I have to do first, the easier it is and the more likely I am to do it.

If I can't find shoes like this I might have to use toe clips .

Thank you.
"If I can't find shoes like this I might have to use toe clips "Ahimsa
Jun 4, 2002 4:06 PM
There ya go. Sounds like a good plan to me.

A. (Clipless schmipless.)
re: Shoes for everyday usecanucklehead
Jun 4, 2002 6:32 PM
MEC in Canada have some called EXSUS , try their online catalogue,
re: Shoes for everyday useGMS
Jun 4, 2002 6:48 PM
Thanks, those seem like some of the more casual ones I've seen. Still geared more towards the boot-like style rather than low sneaker, but something to consider.

I think I saw...p chop
Jun 4, 2002 8:22 PM
was it Shimano that had a light 3/4 boot, like a reasonable-looking light-hiker, spd compatible... not sure how the lugs would cover the clicking of the cleat on hard floors, but anyway I think it was Performance that had them on close-out maybe a year or more back. The price was down, too, like forty bucks if I recall. You could probably find out if any are still around anywhere. I almost got them.
re: Shoes for everyday usezray61
Jun 4, 2002 8:16 PM
"If I can't find shoes like this I might have to use toe clips".

So what is wrong with toe clips? More Tours have
been won with clips than clipless.

Buy a pedal wrench and switch the pedals when you feel it is absolutely necessary to be clipless. Otherwise, be like the rest of us knuckle draggers and enjoy yourself more often.
...or better yet...SteveO
Jun 5, 2002 3:52 AM
get ahold of 'campus' style pedals... those that have spd on one side, platform on the other....cant be beat imo.
i believeSteveO
Jun 5, 2002 3:53 AM
'vans' sells sneaks with an spd cutout.
no experience though.
Either Nashbar or Performance had some...cory
Jun 5, 2002 7:31 AM
Can't remember which, maybe both. Some were made by Van's and I think some by Shimano, or rather with the Shimano name on some no-doubt Taiwanese shoes.
What you really need, though, is a bike with toe clips so you can use any shoes. If I'm going to be walking a lot, on either a mountain bike ride or a road tour, I use cheap MB shoes without cleats. I have one bike still with clips and one with Power Grips--work fine, and I can get off and walk into a restaurant or whatever.