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    I am looking for a new pair of shoes

    but a bit perplexed with all the choices. My main criteria is stiff enough for a 200+lb guy, able to unclip and walk on, yet still not be too out of place on my road bike, velcro or rachet straps. I don't care if they are colorful, or plain black....I just don't really care for the ones that look like hiking shoes. (I think my roadie friends will give me enough crap using my MTB shoes and pedals)

    I was going to buy a pair of shimano shoes, but I saw these ones on Fleabay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...4148&rd=1&rd=1

    They are Luck Matrix (made by Gizmo?) and there were no reviews on the review page for this brand. Does that mean they are an unknown or unpopular? Anyone tried them?

    Other reccomendations for a good shoe that is stiff enough for guys over 200lbs? Budget is less than $150, but much happier in the 100 range.

    Thanks

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    http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCEqS...pShoesSpecials

    You might look here specialized close outs factory direct.....

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    Sidi Bullet 2's are where you need to be. Lightweight, bulletproof. $149, but a lot of places have coupon for 20% off. I wear a 49, and they are awesome. The key to the bigger shoes, is that the buckled shoes actually don't clamp down as far. So, a shoe with 3 velcro straps actually holds my 14 Narrow foot really, really well. Much better than the the Sidi buckle mtn shoes at $400, because I always had the buckle do to the bottom before I was totally secure.

    CB

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by Capt Tripps
    https://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCEq...pShoesSpecials

    You might look here specialized close outs factory direct.....
    Love the pro carbons!!
    https://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCEq...jsp?spid=26108



    last long, fit great and the little knubs/cleats don't fall off like the comps.

    Sidis had a narrow heel cup for me which was an issue.

    I love my carbon pros, going on 2nd season and I'm 6'6" 260+ in gear!

    Good luck!

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    I'm pretty happy with the Pearl Izumi Vagabonds... picked them up for around $65 or so. I'm 215# or so, with a size 46 (they actually seem to run a bit large, as I often wear a 47 or 48 in other brands). They're stiff, but very walkable (having trudged a few miles in them up long technical climbs).

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    Quote Originally Posted by leglegle
    Sidi Bullet 2's are where you need to be. Lightweight, bulletproof. $149, but a lot of places have coupon for 20% off. I wear a 49, and they are awesome. The key to the bigger shoes, is that the buckled shoes actually don't clamp down as far. So, a shoe with 3 velcro straps actually holds my 14 Narrow foot really, really well. Much better than the the Sidi buckle mtn shoes at $400, because I always had the buckle do to the bottom before I was totally secure.

    CB
    I liked those, but they have a narrower heel cup than the specialized.

    I think they're constructed very well and everyone that I know rides them or the ones I have, above.

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    I think I just might order:
    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...ls.php?id=8355

    shoe20 for 20% off, free shipping brings these shoes (msrp 110) down to 80

    You can, of course, use this coupon for any shoe they carry. I wouldn't suggest the 661s (wear too fast), sidis (narrow) or adidas (no heel curve to keep heel in).
    Last edited by CharacterZero; 04-18-2007 at 12:19 PM.

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    second the speccy pro carbons. great shoe, stiff, comfy, easy to walk in.

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