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    Shoes that aren't 5.10

    I'm looking for some decent shoes with platform pedals, but not 5.10s. I know they are generally considered the best, but they are waaay to wide for me. I have slim european B width feet, so it's really just a big no. I suppose I could store food down the side but possibly not wise.

    Anyways, what else would you recommend me trying on? I'm going have a look at some of those shimano platform shoes, which seem to get good reviews, but if they don't fit either then I'm a wee bit stumped.

    I'd be grateful for any other suggestions.

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    Vans are pretty good as are Shimano and Sixsixone.

    in a perfect world, you could get the shoe that fits the best, then buy the sole kit from fiveten and have someones resole it for you. but thats more trouble than it's worth IMO

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    Vans. They work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brillantesdv
    in a perfect world, you could get the shoe that fits the best, then buy the sole kit from fiveten and have someones resole it for you. but thats more trouble than it's worth IMO
    There was an article in Dirt about a UK firm doing just that. Apparently there are more than a couple of people with 5 10 undersides to their sponsored shoes!

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    shimano dx

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    Adidas Berm? Haven't ridden them but they seem nice?

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    nike 6.0 with firm soles

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    If you scour TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and Ross you can sometimes find waffle-soled Vans for about $15.00. I look every I go to one of those stores and pick up a pair if I see them. I've got a pair now that I ride in and a brand new backup pair I've had for about six months.

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    Another vote for Vans

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    I have seen a pair of La Sportiva with sticky rubber on the bottom that were really nice...don't remember the name of them though, but they were at EMS a couple years ago

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    I vote for Vans. I just tried the 5.10 and they are a bit on the wide side for me too. I'll wear these out and go back to Vans. Better fit for me and they stick well to the platforms.

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    http://www.backcountryoutlet.com/out...hoe-Mens.html#

    I guess the La Sportiva's was similar to one of their approach shoes. This is an example of one of them but I know they were not as wide as the 5.10s. You can also look at other views and see the sole of the shoe. Good luck

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    I will note I've used 661 and Vans shoes for flat pedals and they don't come close, I mean pale in comparison to the grip of 5.10's. Really super long pins helps get them closer but still not as good.

    They do have some new shoes coming out, more skate style, may want to try them on.
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    Durability

    My concern about shoes and flat pedals is not as much around grip but durability. So far 5.10s have proved to be more durable than skate shoes, although not very impressive. I usually rip apart the soles on a pair of Vans in a few months, 5.10s last longer but in a year they need to be replaced (riding three days a week).

    Have you found a pair of shoes that offer good grip and decent durability?

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    I don't know how this would work, but I bet you could find someone who resoles climbing shoes and have them apply 5.10 C4 rubber to the bottom of whatever shoes fit you. If there are no climbing resolers in you area you can send them away to The Rubber Room in Bishop, CA. They do mail order. But again, I don't know if they have experience doing a tread because climbing shoes have no tread on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suicidebomber
    Vans. They work.
    +1 for Vans. They can be cheap and are comfortable even with narrow feet.
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    I would go for a pair of approach shoes. They have the rubber and the durability needed for sure. Fox makes ankle protectors if that's an issue. There are a lot of European companies that make great approach shoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by santacruzchick
    I don't know how this would work, but I bet you could find someone who resoles climbing shoes and have them apply 5.10 C4 rubber to the bottom of whatever shoes fit you. If there are no climbing resolers in you area you can send them away to The Rubber Room in Bishop, CA. They do mail order. But again, I don't know if they have experience doing a tread because climbing shoes have no tread on them.
    Yep most climbing resole people also resole approach shoes so they can do 5.10 dot soles. Just not sure if they will resole other shoes because of shape and what not. I would give one a call and see.

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    just buy a pair of skate shoes..

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    Helly Hansen Jaeger - Love my pair. They have deep pocket tread in the sole that hold onto pedal pins really well. They shed water pretty well and keep you laces secure.



    https://www.sicklines.com/reviews/he...n-jaeger-shoe/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scimitar
    Helly Hansen Jaeger - Love my pair. They have deep pocket tread in the sole that hold onto pedal pins really well. They shed water pretty well and keep you laces secure.

    http://www.sicklines.com/reviews/hel...n-jaeger-shoe/
    It looks like those are not made any longer. Too bad - they sound nice.


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    I use 40 dollar Nike High Top "Air Flights"....I like the grip and it protects the ankle bone....

    just make sure you don't get the ones with plastic arches on the bottom
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangtime
    I'll wear these out and go back to Vans.
    You might have to ride A LOT to get them to wear out... They last a long LONG time if you only use them when you ride.
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    661 Descend Takis are a bit slimmer fitting and have decent grip, if you can still find them online somewhere. I ran a pair for some time, and they do wear a bit worse than the 5.10 and offer a bit less grip...but on the plus side they have a more comfortable fit.

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    My Vans get no traction on the hike-a-bike sections. any one else with Vans have this problem?
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    I use Merrell outdoor shoes and sometimes my Vans Dunbar(Vans BMX Shoes).

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    Vans, every time.
    Don't get me wrong, I'd rock 5.10s or some of the other options...
    but they're all too cool to make large shoes.
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    another one for vans...half cabs are beast.

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    Been riding with Nike Mogan's, but going back to DC Radars once they wear out.

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    I know you said no 5.10's but they do have a lot of other shoes in the catalog that may be more your size. Just look at the stuff that isn't under the "freeride" header. Other than that, I wore Vans for years and a few pairs of DC's.
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    I bought a pair of Adidas berms from bluesky for $40. They are very comfortable and the sole is very stiff and thick. I wasn't satisfied with their grip, they don't grip the pedal as well as my zx700 shoes. They seem to be pretty popular in europe, I think they'd be right up your alley. They come in a million styles too, it would be good to check out.

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    i have really really skinny feet and the 5.10's seem to fit ok for me. i wear skate shoes and never lace my shoes up tight though.

    i always have heard that 5.10's are wide but my pair seem to fit good. also my friend bought some and he has some average feet and he said they were pretty tight.

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    Rock Climbing RUBBER!!!
    If you find an approach style shoe made by a climbing company that fits your foot it will be just as good as 5.10's. 5.10 is just a climbing company that realized that climbing rubber works for biking too.

    good climbing shoe companys are evolv, la sportiva, mad rock, 5.10 etc

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    Marzocchi Bombers. AMAZING. i know they use the same sole as 5.10's but they ook way nicer. These and Deity Decoy pedals = mad grip.
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