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    Freeride shoes?

    Just curious what you guys are wearing on your feet when you do what it is that we do.
    I bought some Etnies skate shoes but am thinking of taking them back. Super comfy and semi stiff, but I was looking for other ideas. Thanks.

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    Vans Estillo
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    i-path 1985's....i love 'em

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    5.10 has a new BMX/freeride shoe - similar to what they made and sold through Intense - it's sweet!

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    i got a pair of etnies, so far they kick arse for riding/jumping. they stick hell good to the pedals.

    i say stick with thems.

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    as crazy as it sounds, the best shoes i have ever ridden with are a pair of rebok pump B ball shoes i got for free they are hightops, and are super suportive, not to mention the have ungodly amounts of pedal grip. i had the richie schiley pro sho before that, and those were definatly nice, but the pumps are the best!

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    Adidas

    I get a little love from Adidas so needless to say I wear shelltoes but I wouldn't mind a little more ankle coverage. Lookin at a pair of Hematoma's for race season...rigid sole, 3/4 top and SPD compatible but pricey. I have good pedal "feel" with the flexible shelltoe sole (can feel where the pedal is under my foot) but I'm not sure if I'm gonna dig the rigid sole or not. Any thoughts?
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    Good job! thanks

    thanks for the input. It sounds to me like all that really matters is personal preference. The only thing that worries me about the Etnies is the thick-ass collar. (Worried about clearance and rubbing on crank.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by iowaboy
    thanks for the input. It sounds to me like all that really matters is personal preference. The only thing that worries me about the Etnies is the thick-ass collar. (Worried about clearance and rubbing on crank.)
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    make sure u get thick soles
    1. wear down fast
    2. u dont want any screws coming through ur foot( happened to me)

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    dont be tryin to be cool like me and gettin $30 work boots from wal-mart
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    My DC bmx shoes are unreal for grip, i feel like im clipless, and only 34$ at dans comp!!
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    hey, why dont you go clipless? Just curious, I"m currently not clipless and just wearing a old pair of nike's, i dont have to much problem, just contemplating clipless, any thoughts from this thread?

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    Vans Maestro or Rowleys mated to Kona Jackshit pedals. Awesome combo. Skate shoes own. The soles on the Maestros seem a bit thin, and have me ever so slightly concerned, but the grip is unreal. I have yet to shin myself since this new shoe/pedal combo. It's bound to happen soon enough... After these Vans die, I think I'm going back to DC or Etnies.

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    Clipless

    Quote Originally Posted by dochall22
    hey, why dont you go clipless? Just curious, I"m currently not clipless and just wearing a old pair of nike's, i dont have to much problem, just contemplating clipless, any thoughts from this thread?
    A lot of racers run clipless but it's just preference I think. This debate has been waged in depth on MTBR but the bottom line is you just can't get your foot out of clips as fast as a platform if you need to throw a foot down. There are obvious bike control benefits to being clipped in and equal risk to going down at high speed attached to your bike. I personally take tech sections at high speed and move around on the bike too much to be clipped in (changing foot position) but I run clips on my trail bike. Preference.
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    I have these are my main riding shoes. They're a lot more low profile than the pic looks. Maybe 3inches tall at the most. They're a bit different colored than the pic with the main parts black as well as the trim around the black then everything else is white. BEST shoes i've ever ridden in. Nice flexible sole but still pretty stiff. Grabs like nothing else onto my Azonic pedals. They also fit my foot like a glove, unlike those big boat-like skate shoes which I have. Then again I usually have a few pairs to try for biking. I have these, another set of Vans but different, some Lakai Howards (suck for riding too flexy) then a few old Vans that I've turned into lawn mowing shoes.
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    hmm

    By far the best shoe for downhill/freeride is the Five.Ten impact. Made with the same type of rubber that is on Intense Slow rebound tires. Insanely good grip, i won't even ride in my every day etnies any more. Also made of very durable materials. Check out pinkbike, NSMB, and go-ride for good reviews.
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    somting

    i just wear some old skater shoes i have, very dirty but they r comfy and serve me well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j6105
    By far the best shoe for downhill/freeride is the Five.Ten impact. Made with the same type of rubber that is on Intense Slow rebound tires. Insanely good grip, i won't even ride in my every day etnies any more. Also made of very durable materials. Check out pinkbike, NSMB, and go-ride for good reviews.
    Werd. For the first couple of rides I found them to be too grippy, but now I'm used to them and its unreal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by konabiker
    Werd. For the first couple of rides I found them to be too grippy, but now I'm used to them and its unreal.
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    i wear

    i wear my old lugz riding jk. i were vans skate shoes i can get for like $30 at payless shoes.
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    I have 3 pairs of Vans XL2's. Honeycomb pattern is sick for grip, and they have enough, but not too much flex so that you can feel the pedal concave.
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