|Shoes for everyday use||GMS|
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 .
|"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 use||canucklehead|
Jun 4, 2002 6:32 PM
|MEC in Canada have some called EXSUS , try their online catalogue, MEC.ca|
|re: Shoes for everyday use||GMS|
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 use||zray61|
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.|
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.