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    Size 14 Shoes for platform pedals

    Hi guys,

    I'm looking for some grippy shoes to wear while riding with platform pedals. I've seen a lot of recommendations for 5-10s but it looks like they only go up to size 13. I wear size 14. Anyone have any experience riding with shoes similar to 5-10s like Vans, DC, or Nikes line of skate shoes?

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    You totally beat me to posting this. I also wear a size 14, recently bought some size 49 Shimano shoes for my clipless pedals. Want to try some Platform pedals for the technical stuff. It seems like the FiveTens are the way to go and I'm ok with that if their size 13 fits my sasquatch feet!

    I can't seem to find them anywhere locally, thought about ordering from Zappos due to their nice return shipping policy, but figured I'd do some research first.

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    You can get some of the ugly 5-10s in size 14.

    Personally I like DCs a lot, the pattern on the bottom really locks onto my pedal pins and I can always find them for $20 at my local Ross store so I'm not out a ton of money when they get covered in mud/river filth/trail dirt.

    Good pedals will make a bigger difference than good shoes. Get yourself something with nice sharp spikes, preferably replaceable.

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    Five Ten Impact Lows

    http://fiveten.com/products/footwear.../28-impact-low

    with stealth rubber (climbing shoes) they stick almost too good to the platforms!
    and they're comfy for a bike shoe

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedsalt
    Five Ten Impact Lows

    http://fiveten.com/products/footwear.../28-impact-low

    with stealth rubber (climbing shoes) they stick almost too good to the platforms!
    and they're comfy for a bike shoe
    Great we already knew that... We're wondering about sizing for those of us with big feet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lwg
    Great we already knew that... We're wondering about sizing for those of us with big feet!
    I wear size 13 4E's and the 13's fit me fine. They do make it in a 14.

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    Ahh, didn't notice that. I had looked at a few different styles and they only went up to a size 13. Now to find a place that carries the 14's with a good return policy just in case.

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    there's a red rectangle on the five ten website that sez " US | Purchase "

    might try that

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTscoob
    You can get some of the ugly 5-10s in size 14.

    Personally I like DCs a lot, the pattern on the bottom really locks onto my pedal pins and I can always find them for $20 at my local Ross store so I'm not out a ton of money when they get covered in mud/river filth/trail dirt.

    Good pedals will make a bigger difference than good shoes. Get yourself something with nice sharp spikes, preferably replaceable.
    Thanks for the advice. I will probably got the DC or Nike route for riding shoes.
    Any suggestions on pedals?
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    I like my Easton Flyboys

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb714
    I'm looking for some grippy shoes to wear while riding with platform pedals.
    I have US16 feet, Vans are pretty good except that the sole wear quickly and gets slippery as you like when wet.
    My recommandation is resoling some shoes that fit you like Vans or Etnies with Stealth. I do this with all my bike shoes and it works a treat.

    I don't know who you would go to in the US but in Englishland here it's Feetfirst, they take about a week to do and do a fine job.

    Before:
    <a href="https://s84.photobucket.com/albums/k20/fix-the-spade/Bike/?action=view&current=shoe2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k20/fix-the-spade/Bike/shoe2.jpg" border="0" alt="Shoe 1"></a>
    After:
    <a href="https://s84.photobucket.com/albums/k20/fix-the-spade/Bike/?action=view&current=P1010209.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k20/fix-the-spade/Bike/P1010209.jpg" border="0" alt="Shoe re-soled"></a>

    Grip is massively improved and so is lifespan as the Stealth seems to wear a lot harder than Vans own soles, usually I tear up the soles in half a season or less, with this they'll do two (then the uppers are trashed).
    It also makes the sole a fair bit stiffer as you are effectively laminating an extra layer into it, I like the change but it's worth knowing about before hand.

    Lastly it's also quite expensive, including the shoes doing this sets me back about 90 a pair, which is slightly more than Five Tens. But to me this is irrelevant as I can't wear Five Tens even if I were to buy them.

    As an aside forget ever having flat style SPD shoes in future. I've been looking for some since outgrowing my DX's as a teenager, they just don't exist. Flats all the way!

    Pedals wise, cheap: DMR V8/12, not so Cheap: Easton Flatboy or Kona Wah Wah/other brand's version of it, bling: Point One Podiums, I admit to not having owned the but there's a pair in my LBS, someday soon...
    Last edited by Fix the Spade; 05-26-2010 at 01:21 PM.

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    I vote DMR V8s for pedals, they're super cheap and easy to rebuild. So far they've held up pretty well, after 2yrs my old pair has less than 50% of the original paint on it.

    However, when I've got the money I really want to buy a pair of Kona Wah-Wahs or Straitlines.

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