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    looking for new shoes...help please.

    Hi I'm looking for some new shoes to match my new Spot...warranty frame finally arrived. I currently have a pair of specializeds and they're good but the sole is made out of plastic so it slippery. I'm looking for a pair of shoes with a stiff midsole but a grippier outsole. I ride CB Mallets so I want a shoe that ,when I'm not clipped in, will have rubber that is sticky enough for me to put the foot on the pedal withput slipping.
    I thought Mavic Mantras would be a great choive but i can't say anything on the contagrip rubber they use.
    Any thoughts?

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    Dirt magazine recommends these shimano shoes -
    http://dirt.mpora.com/news/dirt-100-...mano-am41.html

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    Five.Ten Greg Minnaar - THE ABSOLUTE BEST for clips and NON-CLIPPED!!!!

    http://fiveten.com/products/footwear-detail/23-minnaar

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    Probably not the stiffest but I like the Specialized Tahoe:

    http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...jsp?spid=56863

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanopatoni
    Dirt magazine recommends these shimano shoes -
    http://dirt.mpora.com/news/dirt-100-...mano-am41.html
    Except he runs Mallet's & those are for platforms. Close though, the Shimano MP66's are my recommendation, been on them for years, awesome pedals matched with the Mallets. I also have a pair of the Minnaar's, like them alot, but at over a pound per pair heavier than the Shimano's, I use them more for resort riding. Also, you will have to use 3 CB shims to get the Minnaar's to engage properly with the Mallet's, or grind off some rubber, as some riders I know have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inkpad
    Except he runs Mallet's & those are for platforms. Close though, the Shimano MP66's are my recommendation, been on them for years, awesome pedals matched with the Mallets. I also have a pair of the Minnaar's, like them alot, but at over a pound per pair heavier than the Shimano's, I use them more for resort riding. Also, you will have to use 3 CB shims to get the Minnaar's to engage properly with the Mallet's, or grind off some rubber, as some riders I know have.
    They come in clipless too, I've been riding a pair for the past few months with 647's and they are really nice shoes, as comfy as my 5.10's and no issues like with the 5.10 clipless versions that had the cleats too far recessed.

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Mtb+Shoes.aspx
    Also the older white version is on sale for $39 if they have your size, same shoe I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    They come in clipless too, I've been riding a pair for the past few months with 647's and they are really nice shoes, as comfy as my 5.10's and no issues like with the 5.10 clipless versions that had the cleats too far recessed.

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Mtb+Shoes.aspx
    Also the older white version is on sale for $39 if they have your size, same shoe I think
    Wow, what a great price for the white MP's! Too bad I am a 45, plus I already have 2 pair & the Minnaars

    May have to check out the new ones, sounds like Shimano has em dialed.

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    Mavic Mantras

    I have a pair of Mantras! These are a fairly new shoe for me so not to much feedback yet. The contra grip is very burly compared to most conventional MTB shoes. I ride CB Candy's so not sure about the Mallet? The rubber seems soft enough but I will see if I can get a better feel on how they do with a flat type pedal. The Mantra is very stiff due to its carbon mid sole and if you don't want that kind of stiffness Mavic make a few models not as stiff.

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    Thanks for all the answers friends. the tahoes look too much like commuting shoes for my riding..I think. The mp66 are great shoes but I think that in slippery hike a bike situations will not be that great. I found these on the internet, what do you think of Žem?
    http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/catego...shoes-09-34178

    what's the breathability like on the mp 66s?

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    Yeah there are probably more grippy shoes in HAB stuff but I've found them fine compared to regular MTB shoes like Lakes or Sidi's. The advantage for me is the foot protection in the chunk as I chew up reg shoes and my feet have thanked me, but the pedal/shoe connection is def better with more support.

    They will not breath as well as a trad MTB shoe that's for sure

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    A flat shoe will work better with CB Mallets.
    Five Ten Hell Cats

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    The Shimano M161 are a great compromise between a XC shoes and the 5.10 clip in shoes. The M161 have a rubber sole but are lot lighter than the 5.10 offerings. Way better grip than what my plastic soled Specialized and Sidi shoes offered.

    Pricepoint seems to have the best price on them right now.
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/204...tain-Shoes.htm.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Toddmac1
    A flat shoe will work better with CB Mallets.
    Five Ten Hell Cats
    are they stiff?

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    I actually haven't tried them yet, I plan on picking up a pair soon. I looked a the Minaar version last season & they were pretty stiff but I didn't want white shoes. Five Ten has another SPD shoe called the MALTESE FALCON coming out in May which is supposed to have a little flex.
    I have Freerider & Impact shoes which I like a lot with flat pedals.

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    Thank you friends.
    I do actually want them to be stiff for pedalling purposes. I think both the shimanos and the diadoras are great. I would love to try the 5 tens but hey don't sell em in venezuela (Where I live)

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