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    Shoes that wont get shredded by pedals

    Okay, so I do alot of biking and also alot of walking. I generally do through a pair of shoes a year before the soles, around the middle ( pedals ) and heal ( walking ) puncture and start taking in water. I can live with this, but lately I've been finding it extremely difficult to find decent skate shoes with soles that will survive more than 2 months before being ripped appart by my pedals.

    For reference, I've got these Tioga MX pedals : http://www.tiogausa.com/bmx/mx_pro.html. I love em, I get all kinds of crazy grip with them, but those metal studs will rip through shoes .. not to mention my shins on nights I get home slightly *cough* inebriated.

    Would anyone have a recommendation for a shoe that will actually last atleast a year, props if it does more.

    I know I can't have everything, but I want something I can atleast walk comfortably in when using the bike as a commuter, but that'll survive the pedals when I get to hammering.

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    I don't know much about shoes, but if you're taking in water from worn down shoes, you got to stop walking in water.

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    Lol .. note to self : walk between the rain drops to stay dry, over above the ground to keep my feet out of water

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    Quote Originally Posted by delerious
    Lol .. note to self : walk between the rain drops to stay dry, over above the ground to keep my feet out of water
    There you go. You're learning something now.

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    Five ten freerider

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    I did actually have a look at em on their website, but the sole seems to have few groves and large round sections. Wouldn't these get totally eaten up by the metal studs on the pedals ?

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    my converse high tops survive the peddles pretty good
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    Quote Originally Posted by delerious
    Okay, so I do alot of biking and also alot of walking. I generally do through a pair of shoes a year before the soles, around the middle ( pedals ) and heal ( walking ) puncture and start taking in water. I can live with this, but lately I've been finding it extremely difficult to find decent skate shoes with soles that will survive more than 2 months before being ripped appart by my pedals.

    For reference, I've got these Tioga MX pedals : http://www.tiogausa.com/bmx/mx_pro.html. I love em, I get all kinds of crazy grip with them, but those metal studs will rip through shoes .. not to mention my shins on nights I get home slightly *cough* inebriated.

    Would anyone have a recommendation for a shoe that will actually last atleast a year, props if it does more.

    I know I can't have everything, but I want something I can atleast walk comfortably in when using the bike as a commuter, but that'll survive the pedals when I get to hammering.
    http://www.redwingshoes.com/productd...px?prodid=1039
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    Got a pair a Five Ten Sam Hills, and they are sweet! Actually they hold up really well compared to regular shoes, they use this special rubber called Stealth rubber. All I have to say is they are tough shoes! I use them while trail building also, they provide great grip on dirt while climbing up hills also. Trust me, get these shoes!http://fiveten.com/products/footwear-detail/31-sam-hill
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    What is this supposed to be a joke? Nobody wears boots while riding
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_d_1583
    What is this supposed to be a joke? Nobody wears boots while riding
    Have you tried it? Work even better than the 5.10s for trail work.

    When I am exploring with lots of bushwhacking or riding in to do trail work, I DO wear logger boots on Crank Bros 50/50s. Like it better than my Impacts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dropout33
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    These are great shoes. I have had them for almost a year and they are still holding up.

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    Go for it bro
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    I would say any 5.10 apart from the basic.

    They have the best grip, but the key thing is all 5.10 shoes are easily resole-able.

    When they are worn too much, send it to a resoler, for a cheap price good as new.
    Why would I care about 150g of bike weight, I just ate 400g of cookies while reading this?

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    Ah, now that's a minor detail I didn't know .. resoleable is definately plus.
    Thanks for replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delerious
    Ah, now that's a minor detail I didn't know .. resoleable is definately plus.
    Thanks for replies.
    The Red Wings are resoleable, too, and at any shoe repair shop. Standard Vibram soles, easy to get, easy to replace, and very long wearing in the first place.

    The molded, wrapped, size-specific soles of most of the 5.10s means you need to find a repair shop that can get them, and it is going to cost more.
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