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    What are good shoes for platform pedals

    i do mostly jumping and urban riding and ocasionally trails, and was looking for a pair of good shoes for platform pedals, i also want somthing thats nice enought to wear even when ur not riding. i was lookin at these nike oncore shoes and thought that they were nice, what do u guys think.

    http://www.nike.com/nke6/v2/

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    They woudl work OK. I wear Vans while riding. Most casual/skate shoes are ok, as long as you arent wearing toe clips...

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    Any skate shoe will do. DVS, DC, Fallen, Vans. So long as you're comfy and the sole is soft(but not too much or they'll wear out real fast).

    Those Nike shoes look like they'd do the job, but nike is usually way overpriced for what they really are, skate shoes will probably be cheaper.

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    etnies actually makes a few BMX specific shoes that i own and love....both the roscoes and the Terrenas(sp?) work extremely well. the Terrenas have more grip and support.

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    Pretty much what everyone else said.

    One thing: my Adio shoes gripped horribly compared to my Vans/DVS/Etnies shoes I've had. I would NOT recommend Adios, the sole just isn't any good for riding. I like my Etnies the best (I've got Reynolds). Vans are really good too.

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    I look for a soft-soled, grippy shoe with good heel padding if possible.

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    some people swear by indoor soccer type shoes. besides the obvious skate type shoes.
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    lotek if you're lookin' bmx.

    but yeah, I've had good luck with some ipaths and etnies, as well as several others... actually pretty good luck with some old onitsuka tigers, haha... not biking shoes by any means and I wouldn't necessarily recommend them... just shoes, just make sure they fit and you don't want anything super tall, lower profile is better on a platform pedal IMO. High tops would probably work pretty good now that I think about it.
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    classic vans with waffle sole.

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    I love my dcs, I swear by em. But really anything with a gummy sole and i perfer a nice padded shoe so I dont bust up my feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiddy_ryder
    classic vans with waffle sole.
    Fiddy knows what's up. Wamp Wamp. What it do.

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    Etnies are my fav. They fell good, grip awesome, and last a long time. I'm hard on shoes as I'll use them for digging as well as riding and they get snotted up fast.

    I also have a pair of Orchid which have good grip but took a while to break-in and feel comfy.

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    Vans(waffle sole ROCKS!), Etnies.. Any skate shoe. I'm currently using a pair of NSS skate shoes.

    I hear Five.Ten's are a very grippy shoe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Moore
    I hear Five.Ten's are a very grippy shoe.
    Thats because five ten is a major climbing shoe manufacturer, so their sole will be the grippiest around.
    All I know is that I don't know nothin'... and that's fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cru Jones
    Fiddy knows what's up. Wamp Wamp. What it do.


    vans were THE only shoe we had back in the old days...

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    serioulsy, i've tried all kinds of skate shoes and tried a pair of bike shoes and the best performance i've gotten for grip on platforms was from a pair of adidas running shoes. a pair of shoes for running seems to have a amazing grip... i prefer running shoes with hard surface tred and not cross training tred.

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    thanx alot for all of the replies, this is by far the best forum ive been too .

    i just ordered a set of these DC avatars


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    loteks or peewee herman dunks

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    Im lookin at getting some skate shoes for my FUNN Viper platforms. I dont want anything toooo expensive. (FR'er) those pedals tore up my running shoes in 3 rides XD
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    I have 2 pairs of shoes I ride with, both work great.

    My DC Lynx are awesome, they really let you wrap your foot around the pedal. I got them on clearance from CCS for 20 bucks:
    http://shop.ccs.com/item.do?category...=&brandFilter=

    I also ride with my Ipath Cats, but only on street. They get real fvcked up by mud/dirt. They are alot more expensive though:
    http://shop.ccs.com/item.do?category...=&brandFilter=
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