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    Coming out to Utah Sept. 18th to ride as much as possible. This will be my first time there and am really looking forward to it. I did a search and didn't find anything but what I'd like to find out is this. I have a pair of Sidi shoes and was wondering if I should get another pair of shoes more suited to the conditions out west. Something that is more gripping on bottom compaired to my Sidis. Will I be sliding all over the place when I have to do some walking. I was just reading about the Keen Sringwater shoe in Mountain Flyer Magazine, would this be something I should look into? Hopefully everyone understands what I'm asking. A shoe with more of a vibrahm sole compared to the plastic on the bottom of my sidis. Thanks

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    Are you coming out to ride or push your bike around on foot?
    I for one am not a fan of Sidi shoes period: too expensive, too fragile, soles are too slippy for that one moment you step off your bike up in Stanley, ID onto a large piece of granite and the hard plastic sole didn't offer any traction and you fell, looking like a Larry after drinking his first Red Bull. But having said that, they are light so....
    But, if you're riding around the Wasatch I doubt shoe choice would really matter. Goes along with the 'What Tire For...' threads. Run what you brung. Even if you're out of shape, the pushing parts aren't going to be so rough that you'll be slipping and not getting enough traction in the moondust that you couldn't get by with a pair of Sidi's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slcrockymountainrider
    Are you coming out to ride or push your bike around on foot?
    I for one am not a fan of Sidi shoes period: too expensive, too fragile, soles are too slippy for that one moment you step off your bike up in Stanley, ID onto a large piece of granite and the hard plastic sole didn't offer any traction and you fell, looking like a Larry after drinking his first Red Bull. But having said that, they are light so....
    But, if you're riding around the Wasatch I doubt shoe choice would really matter. Goes along with the 'What Tire For...' threads. Run what you brung. Even if you're out of shape, the pushing parts aren't going to be so rough that you'll be slipping and not getting enough traction in the moondust that you couldn't get by with a pair of Sidi's.
    Yea, I was reading that thread about the tires, really funny. No, don't plan on pushing bike much and as far as conditioning, I'm in very good shape. I just thought that I'd ask and see if it really was something to be concerned about, I guess not. Thanks for your reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThreeD
    I just thought that I'd ask and see if it really was something to be concerned about, I guess not.
    Unless you're doing a lot of this........
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob
    Unless you're doing a lot of this........
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2453223595/" title="fruita and moab 0011 by kentsaundra, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2382/2453223595_ac7c53195d_z.jpg?zz=1" width="640" height="480" alt="fruita and moab 0011" /></a>
    Now that looks like it would hurt if you fell

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    Nah, you'll be fine. The sandstone is grippy, I rode for years in Sidis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMH
    Nah, you'll be fine. The sandstone is grippy, I rode for years in Sidis.

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    Same here, you'll be shocked at the grip on sandstone if you're headed to Moab. I like to run flat pedals most of the time now, so it's a non problem for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMH
    The sandstone is grippy,

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    Yeah.... as long as you're on your bike. I couldn't believe the trouble these sandstone neophites were having walking down this little bowl. It was much easier (and safer) to ride it.
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    Thanks for the response. I'm not going to worry about it. This thread is closed.

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