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    Shoes!!

    To start, we're talking clipless shoes:

    Been riding a bunch of AM over the last few months, lots of tech and fast decents followed by a lot of tech singletrack climbing (riding on the SF Bay Peninsula/Santa Cruz). Been riding with the Shimano AM45 (the shoes the Athertons are racing DH with-they look much like space slippers), and after riding 5 days a week for the past couple months, the lack of support is killing me. Achilles in pain every time I climb. They fit-- there is just no ankle support.

    So, what is your go to shoe choice for the AM duties?

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    lol, space slippers, awesome. could the pain be a result of the soles not being stiff enough? currently i use giro carbines, just as stiff as my fancy spec bg carbon shoes but way more durable and cheaper.

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    Have these, great shoe.

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    I'm looking at the Teva Pivot now. It seems that it's just been released and I wonder how it stacks up to the AM45.

    @ebeer - where did you purchase your Alpine XL? That's been on my list for awhile and I'm having a hard time finding one.

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    Shoes!!

    Space slippers! Lol

    A riding bud got those, I called him marty mcfly and asked him where his hover board was!!!
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    510 freeriders.

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    Shoes!!

    Teva Links are pretty solid.

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    I like the new shimano m088. They are decent to walk in, but still stiff enough. The sole is a much stickier/softer rubber than xc race shoes. They are fairly lighweight and have reinforced protection areas.
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    5.10 freeriders

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    The Sombrio Shazam's are good. I've worn mine for nearly a year & find the sole is stiff enough for climbing in and out of the saddle. I've experienced no foot pain nor has the sole received any damage from the pedal pins. They are a bit hot (I'm in TX) but that's not a big deal to me. They're pretty lightweight too.

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    I wear 5.10 freerides

    But 5.10 also makes a shoe that looks like the freerides but has a SPD mount on them. I have been wanting to try them out.

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    The AM45 is a great shoe. The sole is plenty stiff, even compared to many xc shoes, and my busted up ankles don't have issues from them. May I ask if you have looked at your pedaling technique? It seems that the ankle design of those particular shoes would have little bearing on ankle pain, unless the back of it dug into your Achilles tendon. Do you keep your toes pointed down throughout the stroke, or do you drop your heels down on the downstroke? I would just hate to see you get expensive shoes and not solve the problem.
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    Re: Shoes!!

    Still on my performance bike special , forte transverse. Its a shoe, stiff enough and keeps my feet on my pedals lol. Planning on getting a new pair soon though since my $40 pair is finally wearing out

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