|Why do we have to walk like ducks when we wear road shoes?||Fez|
Nov 25, 2002 1:24 PM
|Is there any reason road shoes can't have a couple extra centimeters of heel, thereby offsetting the duck walk resulting from our cleats?
Alternatively, is there a mountain shoe with a sole stiff enough for us roadies?
|You could use "touring" shoes.||Geardaddy|
Nov 25, 2002 3:35 PM
|I've been pretty happy with a pair of Look "touring" shoes that I picked up a few years ago. They are not quite as stiff as a carbon soled road shoe, but certainly stiffer than a lot of MTB shoes. So, the only real difference from a road shoe is that they have a little deeper sole so as to have a recessed cleat (I use Ritchey Logic pedals on both road and MTB).
I use these shoes for both road and MTB riding. They are also nearly as light as a road shoe, and I can still use over-booties with them for colder weather riding. Personally, I can't figure out why there isn't more of a selection of this type of shoe on the market. I find them to be a much more practical choice for "all-around" riding.
|re: Why do we have to walk like ducks when we wear road shoes?||swvegg|
Nov 25, 2002 3:56 PM
|Because they're not made for walking.|
|you might want to look at the....||_rt_|
Nov 26, 2002 8:18 AM
|Shimano M-220 mtb shoe--complete with carbon sole.
and currently on sale at Performance for $70. (a steal!)
....however, the stiffer the sole the funnier you're going to be walking because you won't be able to roll through your foot. hence you are back to walking a bit like a duck.