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    Shoes - what do you wear?

    I posted a thread yesterday about getting into clipless, and I need to get some shoes. Let's hear your shoe recommendations.

    I don't really want to spend a ton just yet, because I'm not sure If I'm going to like the whole clipless thing. I may spend $150 if I can justify the shoes being worth that. Someone at the trail heavily recommended SIDI, but I see they are pretty expensive.

    Any alternatives?

    I wear about a 13 or 14 shoe size, so I guess I'm looking for something bigger than a 48 euro or bigger.

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    I wear sidi now but my first pair I rode for 2 years were addidas. Don't know if they still make mtb shoes but they were full rubber soles and heavy but worked great. I think I paid like 60-70 bucks for them in 05 new. Just make sure if these are your first pair, get them fitted at a shop because you don't want them to big or small and .5 euro can make a big difference.

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    I got a pair of 661 expert shoes to try out clipless, shimano pd520 pedals. Like both the shoes and the pedals, I like being clipped in also. You can get new pedals off ebay for 40 or less. So trying clipless doesn't have to break the bank.

    The shoes are 89 bux at the lbs, I got them and some bar tape from nashbar delivered for $60 with the labor day savings they had.

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    I got a pair of Shimano MT42's from pricepoint for around 60 bucks, if I remember ..

    Comfortable shoes, fit is good, but I think the lace-up closure is a little annoying. I'd recommend something with velcro and ratchet closures.
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    DC's works great with platform pedals.

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    I also have the sixsixones experts and would definitely recommend them, although they are my first clipless shoes, so I do not have a lot to compare them too. They feel a bit narrow which works well for me.

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    I will be on SPD pedals. I have a wide foot too, so I feel like anything that says wide would be helpful.

    I did find these in a 50.

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Mtb+Shoe.aspx

    still looking though.

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    Check out the Shimano SH-M086, 90 bucks

    up to size 50:
    http://www.bikebling.com/Shimano-SH-...m?1=1&CartID=0

    size 51 and 52 (be sure to click the Competitor Price button for the discount):
    http://www.treefortbikes.com/product...-Mountain.html

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    I also have the 661 Expert shoes and M520 pedals. The shoes do run narrow (which is great for me)- but will prob rule them out for you. I took a flyer and bought them online (Jenson), but you may want to buy in-store, or at least get fitted there first.

    FYI- when you do decide to get pedals and shoes, you will probably have to buy the SPD clips separately (mine were $18 at the LBS, prob cheaper online).
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    Whichever shoe fits you best.

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    I wear shimano SH-MO76, $ 59 at Jensens with m520 pedals. Pretty inexspensive for shoes and pedals and they work great. You should definately try your first shoes on before you buy because they all fit a little different.

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    Burger- How do you like your shoes? I have been thinking about getting those for some time. for that price..its almost too good to pass up. How do the toes fit? do your feet breath well in them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSharks
    I also have the 661 Expert shoes and M520 pedals. The shoes do run narrow (which is great for me)- but will prob rule them out for you. I took a flyer and bought them online (Jenson), but you may want to buy in-store, or at least get fitted there first.

    FYI- when you do decide to get pedals and shoes, you will probably have to buy the SPD clips separately (mine were $18 at the LBS, prob cheaper online).
    Thanks. My pedals came with cleats.

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    I like them and I thought the same thing about the price. I have narrow feet and they fit me great. I also got multi release cleats for them and they work really great. My feet breath fine in them.

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    I run a 12 and a little wide, I wonder if they would fit ok...

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    these on my all mountain bike
    http://fiveten.com/products/footwear-detail/23-minnaar
    these on my xc bike
    http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...jsp?spid=57999
    both incredibly comfortable shoes
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    - northwave lizzard sbs pro on touring bike with spds
    - light running shoes(summer), harder sole addidas retro sneakers(winter) on my mtb with platforms(until i upgrade it to spd also )
    need more bikes...

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    They have to come in size 48+, dumbasses. Don't just spooge your favorite shoe if it doesn't come in the size he needs.

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    1. riding clipless is superior otherwise it wouldnt be so dominant. sure there are people that prefer flats but if flats were truly better then the world cup riders would be using them.
    2. theres three areas of the bike where you should spend the money necessary to have the best possible fit and function: shoes/pedals, handlbars and seat. message here is that if you have to spend major coin on shoes that fit really well then it can be the difference between a lot of great rides and a lot of pain.
    3. sidi is over priced. look at specialized, shimano, and northwave. then again all the higher end models are pricey. do not buy a shoe that compromises fit or function in any way, you will regret it.

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    I'm currently running Specialized mtn bike shoes, and I like them a lot. I've got average to medium wide feet, and Euro type shoes often aren't comfortable on my feet.

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    I am running these, fit is good, they are comfortable, quality is good, price is excellent.
    http://www.shopatron.com/products/pr...41.0.0.0?pp=8&
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