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    most comfortable clipless shoes

    looking for opposite of stiffness. suggestions welcome!

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    Ride Concepts and they are 20% off currently plus free shipping

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    those are not clipless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by finnstones View Post
    looking for opposite of stiffness. suggestions welcome!
    Why not have both? I like the Pearl Izumi ALP Elevate. They are hike-a-bike comfortable, have good toe box room and still retain nice stiffness. I prefer Sidi for all day pedaling, but on those days when I know hike-a-bike is on the menu, these are my go-to.

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    Pearl Izumi shoes are comfortable, fit wide

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    Quote Originally Posted by finnstones View Post
    those are not clipless.
    Are you referring to my post?

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    most comfortable clipless shoes

    Afton vectals are very comfy. They feel like skate shoes when walking about.

    I had to put in the ergon orthotic insoles as I wanted them a bit stiffer.

    I had gone through most of giros “trail/dh” shoes and the aftons feel better than all of those.


    One thing to consider is if you get a shoe that is too flexible and don’t have a supportive pedal, it may cause your feet to really hurt.

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    Shimano MT701. Still has some stiffness but very walkable. Soft rubber sole and reasonably light.

    BTW...those RC shoes come in a version that is clipless.
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    Specialized Tahoe if you want an average to slim fitting shoe. Wore these for years and they were very comfortable on and off the bike. Basically a hiking shoe with a spd cleat. Never experienced foot pain but when I did switch to a stiffer shoe ( Specialized Rime) I did notice a welcome increase in power transfer to the pedals. The Rimes claimed 6/10 stiffness seems to be a good performance/ comfort compromise.


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    Quote Originally Posted by austink26 View Post
    Afton vectals are very comfy. They feel like skate shoes when walking about.

    I had to put in the ergon orthotic insoles as I wanted them a bit stiffer.

    I had gone through most of giros “trail/dh” shoes and the aftons feel better than all of those.


    One thing to consider is if you get a shoe that is too flexible and don’t have a supportive pedal, it may cause your feet to really hurt.

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    interesting . so am i at risk combining

    Scott Road Comp BOA Shoe ...Is this not stiff enough?

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    Time XPRO 10 Pedals ..very flex pedals

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    Several years ago, I had a pair of Pearl Izumi X alps that were super flexible. For long rides they were really too flexible but it was no problem to wear them on a commute to work and then wear them around all day at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by finnstones View Post
    interesting . so am i at risk combining

    Scott Road Comp BOA Shoe ...Is this not stiff enough?

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    Time XPRO 10 Pedals ..very flex pedals
    Are these for your road bike? Because i have found with road shoes that the stiffer the better. They just need to fit your foot properly.


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    It depends on your foot.

    Shimano SH-ME7 are comfortable for me, have some flex and with the Michelin sole grip very well on steep slick rock where you can really go for a "ride" if you step off the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by finnstones View Post
    those are not clipless.
    Ride Concepts Transition Cycling Shoes are clipless.

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    Asking for a "comfortable" shoe is like asking for a comfortable saddle. It's completely up in the air. What I find comfortable could be a torture device to the next person.

    I currently have the Sidi Dominator Fit and Mavic Crossmax shoes...both to me are comfortable. The Mavics are more comfortable though. Those are the one I wear when shuttling and at the bike park.

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