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    Flat shoes that don't use laces?

    So I decided to switch from clipless back to flats. The problem is I love how clipless shoes don't use laces...whether it's velcro, buckles, BOA, etc. I like the secure feeling they provide and easy ability to adjust tension when riding. Are there any flats that use something other than laces? I've been looking all over and so far haven't been able to find any.

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    Flat shoes all come in laces afaik.
    But if it’s only the visual aspect you’re worried about, you can consider the fiveten freerider elc



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    Have never needed to adjust lace shoes while riding. Had Boa fall apart on a ride, and seen enough smashed buckles. #lacesforlife

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    I ride with a couple of guys who are happy with Vans Slip-Ons

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    I have never seen nor heard of on lace flat shoes, or waterproof ones. Maybe it's time.
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    May not be the height of fashion, but I replaced the laces on my 510 freeriders with lock-laces from amazon, mainly because the elastic lock-laces are easier to use, more mud resistant, and easier to tuck so they stay out of the chain. I actually prefer to have some looseness to the shoe, as it allows a little float - there is zero float between the 510s and the pedals...

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    I missed that secure feeling when I switched too, but it was more habit than anything. Since you aren't picking up your bike with the top of your foot anymore, and instead using the bottom, you don't need to be that tight. As Briareos said, since there isn't any float between five10s and the pedal, a little in the shoe is ok.

    I've considered getting Salomon quicklaces once I end up breaking a lace, I like the feel of them, they're kevlar and less stretchy than a normal lace.


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    Thanks guys. I ordered a pair of lace shoes and will give one of those lace systems a try.

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