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    Mountain biking shoes - good for walking?

    I'm into adventure racing and thinking about switching to using mountain biking shoes during the biking legs. In the past I've always just used toe clips.

    However, for adv racing we often have to just carry our bikes long distances and I need a shoes that will be reasonably comfortable to walk it, and drain somewhat well if I get completely soaked.

    Any recommendations?

    Thanks,
    Chris

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    Lots of people say that sidi's aren't comfy to walk in, but my dominators are really comfy to walk in. Hell, I've driven with them on before!
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    The Lake shoes with Vibram soles are really nice for extended times off the bike...
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    I have the Nike YVR III's and once I got them broke in they are very comfortable to walk in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vermont56
    I'm into adventure racing and thinking about switching to using mountain biking shoes during the biking legs. In the past I've always just used toe clips.

    However, for adv racing we often have to just carry our bikes long distances and I need a shoes that will be reasonably comfortable to walk it, and drain somewhat well if I get completely soaked.

    Any recommendations?

    Thanks,
    Chris
    Into same sport as you. My pick: Specialised Tahoe or maybe Cannondale Roam. Lakes are just too heavy.

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    Depends on style of shoe

    There are some hard sole shoes that are not made for walking in, and therefore aren't comfortable. On the other hand, there are MTB shoes that basically look and feel like a pair of sneakers. Go to your LBS and check out the selection. You'll see what I mean.

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