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Lightweight Shoes?(17 posts)

Lightweight Shoes?werdna
May 20, 2003 4:02 PM
I know this sounds ridiculous, but what company (sidi, nike, carnac, etc) makes the lightest shoes?

If you want light weight...hayaku
May 20, 2003 4:24 PM
go for triathlon shoes. Every pair I've seen has been lighter than their road counterpart, and cheaper. I think it's because they don't have the additional straps so they may not hold your foot as well but check them out.
re: Lightweight Shoes?Dave Hickey
May 20, 2003 5:03 PM
Nike Poggio's are the lightest I've ever owned. They are very comfortable.
Those things are mad light. I desire them greatly.Sintesi
May 20, 2003 6:04 PM
How are they holding up by the way? You think durability is an issue? They looked well made.
Those things are mad light. I desire them greatly.werdna
May 20, 2003 7:50 PM
Compared to sidis, the Poggios look poorly made. They seem to be mass-marketed junk, but I have never used them. They do seem very light, but I'm worried about durability issues. Also, I'm worried that the shoes don't hold your foot very well. It's a trade-off I suppose.
Those things are mad light. I desire them greatly.purplepaul
May 20, 2003 8:02 PM
I'm looking at a pair of Poggio II and they are beautifully made. They, and I believe the original Poggio, are made in Italy.

The II's are the most comfortable shoe I've ever worn but my heel can move upwards a little bit. The only shoe that was comfortable and also cupped my heel perfectly is Shimano.
Those things are mad light. I desire them greatly.Dave Hickey
May 21, 2003 3:52 AM
They are made in Italy and are very durable. I've had mine for over a year and they still look like new. I never think about my feet hurting on long rides.
Those things are mad light. I desire them greatly.DCP
May 21, 2003 5:25 AM
I have had mine for a little more than a year. I think they are great. They are holding up quite well. For me, the fit is good, after a bit of use. The stiff soles are not very comfortable for the first few rides until your foot adjusts to the shoe. Then its OK.

They are ventilated well and, as noted, are really light.

The only problem I can think of, and it isn't really a problem, is that the bottom of the carbon fiber soles are very slick. If you miss the pedal, your foot will slide off quickly.
Hautacam's are very light - lighter than Shimano R-214's. (nm)jtferraro
May 20, 2003 8:06 PM
I love my VittoriasMel Erickson
May 20, 2003 8:15 PM
These are the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned. I have a long narrow foot as well as a narrow heel. These shoes fit me to a tee and they're light to boot. The model they sell now that's comparable to mine is the Racer. Now they have one above that model. I know of no site that lists shoe weights. Most manufacturers don't list weights, probably because there are so many sizes. Guess you'll have to bring your scale with you.
Can you beat 350 grams a PAIR?Spoiler
May 20, 2003 9:14 PM
Nikes are boat anchor compared to these
At 350 grams a pair, I think they may be the winner.
Plus, their custom. With production cycling shoes hitting the $250 mark, an extra $100 for these isn't all that bad. Of course you could choose custom footbed, instep, color, embroidery, and leg-length to bump the price up to $800.
Another option for customs...dcdre
May 21, 2003 6:18 AM
Price is up there. But if they fit anything like my custom speedskates, custom rules.
How 'bout these?Mel Erickson
May 21, 2003 6:50 AM
I admit, they're Tri shoes, but they're light, right?

Carnac TRS 7C ~325g
DMT R3 Triathlon ~325g
Shimano TR01 ~275g
Sidi Carbon T1 ~355g
Sidi T1 ~275g

These are all size 41 or 42 shoes.
Here's the link.
Those are single shoe weightsSpoiler
May 21, 2003 7:42 AM
The Excel catelog lists the Sidi T-1 as being 536g/pair, the Carnac TRS 7C at 636g/pair and the Shimano TR01 at 594g/pr.
Those #%&***@#%'sMel Erickson
May 21, 2003 9:23 AM
They don't bother to mention THAT in the article!
Why don't catalogs list the weights of shoes?dzrider
May 21, 2003 4:20 AM
They list the weight of many components that matter far less. Running shoe catalogs list the weights of shoes, so it can be done. It's as relevant as the weight of the pedals.
I believe these are the lightest made.triple shot espresso
May 21, 2003 6:16 AM
but they don't list the weights to prove it.