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    Clipless Running(ish) Shoes

    I live about 2 miles from a gym I go to once or twice a week for spinning class. I'd like to run there but the clipless shoes I normally wear for MTB or road biking aren't practical.

    Any recommendation for a clipless shoe I can run in? And again, by running I mean 2 miles, not talking a dedicated running shoes which I have.

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    Pearl makes a multisport shoe. I haven't tried it.

    TBH, I think that what makes a good running shoe and what makes a good MTB shoe make this a near-impossible combination. But if you find something that works... maybe my duathlon will be faster next year.
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    the poster above is right..I really do not think there is a way to mix a running shoe with a bike can try it..there is a DIY thing out there you could try..but there is a steel shank running inside the no matter what the shoe it will be hard to walk a long distance in...Ive got a pair of Chrome Kursk Midway Shoes..and even tho they look like sneakers they are not good for walking.

    here's the DIY thing...Im real curious to see if it works.

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    Pearl Izumi claims their x-alp shoes are just that. I have... I forget which ones, they have a buckle (got them for off-road tris). I *can* run in them, and they do clip in, but they aren't great bike or running shoes; too stiff really for running, too flexy for biking (landing any sort of jump is kind of scary, the area behind the cleat flexes a lot and can get kind of painful in that situation).

    For running 2 miles to a spin class, I think they'd work great. The jury is still out as a triathlon shoe - not sure if the tradeoff will cost me more than not having to change shoes.

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