|Nike Poggio II's||jtferraro|
Jul 22, 2003 6:25 AM
|I have a relatively new pair of last year's Nike Hautacams. I like their fit, their lightweight, their breathability, their stiffness, and the price I paid ($140). As I was strapping them down Saturday the middle strap actually broke off! These shoes aren't the best made/highest quality shoes in the world but I thought they were a decent value given the above. I called the company I bought them from and they said I can mail them back and that they'd send them back to Nike and, probably, provide me a refund. Since I don't want to wait for the new shoes I'm considering also ordering a new pair from them. Before I do, however, I'm curious about the new, Poggio II shoes. I'm basically wondering if they are a similar fitting shoe to the Hautacam and if they are of any better quality.
|Same shoe, without the excruciating closure||BergMann|
Jul 22, 2003 7:36 AM
|I'm amazed that someone actually found the Hautacams comfortable. Once I snugged that buckle down over my foot, the edge of the ridiculously-stiff, reinforced tongue cut into my foot like bailing wire.
I found the Poggios much more comfortable because they're the same shoe with a third velcro closure instead of that ratcheting implement of torture.
The sole & last were identical.
If Nike works for you, go for it.
|I second the Poggio's||Dave Hickey|
Jul 22, 2003 7:55 AM
|They are the most comfortable shoe I've ever owned. I really like the three velcro closures. On long rides, it's very easy to adjust tension for an occational hotspot.
I've had mine a year and they've held up great. They look fragile but I've had no problems
|Actually...I didn't initially think they were comfortable!||jtferraro|
Jul 22, 2003 7:59 AM
|I hear ya'! I initially ordered 44.5's. They *DID* cut into my instep the 1st few rides. I noticed, however, that they hurt the most when walking; NOT bad when riding. As I wore them a few times they got better (that tounge softened up a tad). I then realized they were a tad large, sold them on ebay, and reordered them in a 44. Even though they were new and the tounge wasn't at all broken in, I didn't find these painful. Weird.
Thanks for the Poggio news. Did you purchase them from Trek, or elsewhere?