• 03-18-2009
    architectx
    Favorite shoes? XC to light AM stuff...
    So, what shoes are on the "must consider" list these days? Lots of XC riding, recreational level racing, and "wannabe AM" stuff for the most part. I'm not overly concerned about cost, but I don't need a name brand just for the sake of having it (in other words, I'm looking for the most "bang for the buck").

    Thanks.
  • 03-18-2009
    Brown_Teeth
    Bought some Lake MX 225 a year ago, not the lightest but very durable, stiff soles and has excellent bottoms of some very sticky rubber that grips great on rocks for climbing those steep sections, hard to beat the price :thumbsup:

    http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.a...BIKE+SHOE+2007
  • 03-18-2009
    mlepito
    Bontager has a new very nice shoe out. I have also heard good things about Sidi. I just get some dominators from chainreactioncycles for 150.
  • 03-18-2009
    ADDam
    I have Sidi Giau Mega MTB Bike Shoes, and they are AWESOME! I have a hard time finding dress shoes that will fit me, cycling shoes are a whole 'nother story! I have WW feet and these get a huge thumbs up from me! Longest I have had them on was probably 4 hours and my feet felt fine afterwards! :thumbsup:

  • 03-18-2009
    bloodyknee
    [QUOTE=ADDam]I have WW feet


    OK, I give up, what are WW feet?? I'm guessing it's an Elmer Fudd thing....Weally, Wide:D but had to ask.
  • 03-18-2009
    ADDam
    [QUOTE=bloodyknee]
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ADDam
    I have WW feet


    OK, I give up, what are WW feet?? I'm guessing it's an Elmer Fudd thing....Weally, Wide:D but had to ask.


    Hahaha, "Wide Width!" You were close!
  • 03-18-2009
    WTB-rider
    LAKE MX 165. Not a super light shoe but it has laces/straps, is wider than the usual ultra narrow cycling shoe and has a Vibram sole. They usually run around a 100 bucks.
  • 03-18-2009
    Hellrazor666
    I use these light an comfy with great grip. I got the x-1 control low top one for 45 bucks and wraptor shield for 90 on sierra trading post




  • 03-18-2009
    ADDam
    Wait... You never stated what kind of shoes? Clipless?
  • 03-18-2009
    2ndgen
    I think these'll be my first pair of MTB shoes.
    Slightly more flexible than hardcore MTB shoes for easy
    "pick up bike and run or walk" capability for the type of trail riding I like to do.
    Their discontinued I think, but I'll find a pair somewhere.
    :)


  • 03-22-2009
    2ndgen
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 2ndgen
    I think these'll be my first pair of MTB shoes.

    Their discontinued I think, but I'll find a pair somewhere.

    :)



    And...I found them.
    Across the pond in England.
    But, they are on their way here.
    :D
  • 03-22-2009
    jsk0703
    I have been eyeing up the Shimano AM50s. Performance has them on sale right now for $75. But my LBS doesn't have them and I'm hesitant on ordering online without trying them on.

    https://www.performancebike.com/shop...tegory_ID=2120

  • 03-23-2009
    architectx
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ADDam
    Wait... You never stated what kind of shoes? Clipless?

    Yes, clipless. All of the bikes have Crank Brothers pedals of one variety or another.
  • 03-24-2009
    ToneyRiver
    Time MXS Shoe
    I really like the shoe it is light and really durable not to mention that it is a lot cheaper than most shoes. Check out there is a review of it on www.mtbiking.ca. I like the shoe a lot but we all have different feet so take time and make sure you bring the socks you are going to wear when riding when you go try shoes on at you local shop.