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Shoes - Nike Hautacam & Shimano SH-R214's...(8 posts)

Shoes - Nike Hautacam & Shimano SH-R214's...jtferraro
Apr 9, 2003 1:14 PM
Just ordered the Hautacam's on Monday from bicyclebuys.com. They retail for $240 but I paid $140 delivered. Although I chose the cheapest shipping option available, they came next day...yesterday (much to my surprise - guess they are only a state away)! The company also included a patch kit - cool! I now realize they also get a 15% restocking fee if I decide these aren't the shoes for me. There's the rub! :( At any rate, they seem to fit well but I do experience that 3rd ankle strap digging into my instep...like others in the archives reported. I'm going to wear them around the house more to see if it gets any better. I'm also considering the R214's, which they have for $210. Either shoe will be used w/my new DA 7750 pedals. Both shoes are light & stiff and come w/carbon soles. I believe the R214 weighs only 630g but I'm not sure about the Hautacam's weight. Anybody know? Also, any input any RBR'ers can provide on either of these shoes would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

-Jeff
re: Shoes - Nike Hautacam & Shimano SH-R214's...saltytri
Apr 9, 2003 3:19 PM
Yeah, Good Luck with "Bicyclebuys.com." I ordered the same shoes, and they turned out to be impossibly tight across the instep so I sent them back. With shipping both directions, it ended up costing over $40 to try on a pair of shoes. They haven't responded to my email on the subject. I won't be doing business with them again.
You'd probably be better off selling them on ebay. (nm)jtferraro
Apr 10, 2003 4:45 AM
re: Shoes - Nike Hautacam & Shimano SH-R214's...Rubberbandman
Apr 9, 2003 4:08 PM
I've always been leery (sp) about purchasing shoes over the internet for just this reason.

I hope things get resolved to your satisfaction.

rbm
I just got the SH-R214s on ebaybestT
Apr 9, 2003 7:01 PM
for $160 and love them. I had the R212's but got new DA7750 pedals and didn't want to switch the R212's over. Very light and very stiff, I like the adjustable 3rd strap.
I just got a set of Hautacamsrussw19
Apr 9, 2003 9:14 PM
I just got a set of the Hautacams. I paid $75 for them thru Trek. They were on closeout. They are way too narrow for my feet though. I can get the top strap about 2 clicks into the ratchet and the tongue doesn't even come close to covering my foot. They are a size 43 if anyone wants them. They were tried on on carpet for a whole 10 seconds. That's about how long I tried to get the top strap into the ratchet. No go. Anyone need new shoes, cheap? $75 for Hautacams is cheeeeeaaaapp. See what everyone else paid above for theirs. I guess I need to go with some Sidi Megas.

Russ
Wow...$75?! How long ago did TREK have them @that price?jtferraro
Apr 10, 2003 4:48 AM
Mine are a 44.5 and seem to fit OK, width wise. I need to wear them around my apartment more to make sure I want to keep them. Good Luck w/the Sidi Mega's(if you go w/them)!

-Jeff
re: Shoes - Nike Hautacam & Shimano SH-R214's...novagator
Apr 10, 2003 7:03 AM
I bought a pair of Hautacam's from Ebay and I really like them. I got them for $125, so I figured I'd give them a go. Yes, the third strap is a bit high and is tight into your ankle, but when I ride, it doesn't really cause any problems or pain. I also must have wide, or as I like to think of them, tall feet, because I only get the third strap clicked in a few clicks as well. But again, when I ride in them, they feel great, don't hurt my feet or ankles at all. I enjoy that they are more supple then most other shoes. All in all glad I have them.