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Questions tagged [shoes]

The types of shoes that you might wear while cycling -- from flip flops to clipless shoes. No shoes also count as shoes.

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How much stiffness points on Shimano shoe is before it is noticeable?

I'm debating over getting the older R171 or the newer but cheaper RP501. R171 is listed as 10 stiffness index while the RP501 is 8, but it has boa dial and is the newer design and everything. Can ...
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Can I setup my road bike, mountain bike, and fat bike with the same set of shoes with MTB SPD cleats?

Can I setup my road bike, mountain bike, and fat bike with the same set of MTB SPD cleats? Basically I have 3 bikes with VERY different cranksets and Q-factors that range from 148mm to 164mm to ...
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Cleat holes “covers” for Shimano shoes

I have a pair of Shimano MW7 shoes, and a pair of Shimano SH-AM9. These shoes are designed for pedals with cleats. But I am often in the situation where I have to walk a bit etc even worse I have to ...
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How to adjust cleats to lower pain in the right foot's last two toes

I'm getting started on road cycling, rode a few times with Shimano R540 SPD-SL pedals and compatible shoes, using the maximum float setting since I'm still getting comfortable with the system. I've ...
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Ladies' Cycling Shoe Sizes/Fits

I am interested to know what differences there are between brands of women's cycling shoes, specifically, who makes shoes in larger or smaller sizes as well as who makes shoes for narrow feet or for ...
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Normal wear on five ten freeriders?

So these are my five ten freerider elc shoes and I’ve had them from december last year (2017-present). The pedals on my bike are 2013 dmr v12 and cleaning my shoes recently I saw that a hole is being ...
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Rain Booties that go over Cleats

I use clipless pedals for bike commuting, and I'm looking for suggestions on waterproof "booties" that can go over a pair of cycling cleats. I can find some products on-line, but can't ever see the ...
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Seal Cleat opening on Clipless Waterproof / Winter Cycling shoes?

I own some Shimano MW7 waterproof cycling shoes I use for wet riding and 45Nrth Wolvhammer boots for deep winter riding. Should I be concerned about water entering my shoe via the cleat opening? If ...
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Do Shimano MTB shoes in half-sizes make a perceptible comfort difference?

My 10+ year old MTB shoes are finally dying. I'm looking for replacements. My shoe size is usually 7 UK (42 EU) for the left foot and 7.5 UK (43) for the right. I see Shimano do European half sizes ...
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What kind of shoes can you use with Garmin Vector pedals?

I was looking at these Garmin Vector pedal power meters, and the site says they are "Look Kéo Compatible". Can you put different cleats in them for other brands of shoes? Would they work with regular ...
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Waterproofing leather bike shoes

I have a pair of leather bike shoes, which I mostly use in summer. Is it a good idea to waterproof them using the available silicone based sprays, or can it damage the shoes?
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Shoes supporting heel-mounted cleats

I'm searching for a way to clip into pedals despite my very pronated foot. My right foot is 40-50 degrees turned out due to a torsioned shin. I pedal using my heels, which eliminates the differences ...
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Going from MTB to CX - keep shoes? [duplicate]

I am switching from a MTB (with pretty old, but still fine, SPD cleats) to a CX and am in the process of picking pedals. I won't be driving the MTB at all anymore, after that, and have switched it to ...
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Optimal Placement of Cleats

I am transitioning from mountain bike shoes to road bike shoes. A marked difference is the limitation of versatility in cleat placement. I prefer to have my cleat as far up and to the inner side of ...
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Accommodation (or “breaking in”) of cycling shoes

I recently decided to switch to cleats on my technical bike, and I have bought leather mtb shoes. Based on previous experience with leather trekking shoes, I know that the first 3-4 days (about 40-50 ...
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Cheap cycling shoes feel 'sloppy' when pulling up

I recently bought some cheap ($60) mountain bike shoes. It changed my riding style, and I'm really 'pedaling in a circle' now. I have a complaint though... when I sprint and put a lot of force into ...
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How to copy cleat angle on the same shoe?

I have a triathlon coming up this weekend so I need the old angle of the cleat on my new shoes as the old shoe is completely damaged. How can I get the old angle of the cleat on the new shoe with a ...
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Waterproof overshoes on Platform Pedals with pins

Are there Overshoes designed to last on Platform Pedals with pins? How long would a "normal" overshoe last on platform pedals before it shreds? Sofar I've been doing fine with some plastic and scotch ...
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Need help with picking right shoes for riding my new bike

I haven't been on a bike since I was a child. I have had had weight-loss surgery due to being extremely over weight. I now have a bike but my feet keep sliding off the pedals or just don't feel ...
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Shoe Arch Support

For the past few months I've started experiencing pain under my foot in the Plantar fasciitis (The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes). ...
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What are the best MTB Tennis Shoes ? (without clippers) [duplicate]

Can anyone recommend any type of tennis shoe that could help me not to slip while on my mountain bike but without having to use clippers. The thing about clippers is that I hate not having enough time ...
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Ordered a pair of Fizik R4s a size too big. Will it make a difference?

About a month ago I ordered a pair of Fizik R4 shoes, they recently came in and I was ecstatic that that looked so good IRL. So ecstatic that when I saw the 12 on the side of the box I didn't realize ...
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Asymmetric pedaling?

When riding with clipless pedals and road bike shoes is it possible that the legs work asymmetrically? I biked for some years with normal shoes but I started with new pedals and shoes a month ago. It ...
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Enquiry on SPD and SPD-SL

I am new to road bikes. My pedals are 2010 shimano 105 - SPD-SL Can spd shoes with spd cleats be used on spd-sl pedals?
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Overshoe for Specialized Sport MTB Shoe [closed]

At the recommendation of my local bike megastore, I bought Endura Luminate overshoes. Sadly, they are letting water in through the front as they are not a particularly good comparable shape with the ...
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What type of cleat is this? Should I save it or get new cleats?

Can someone tell me what kind of cleat this is? circa 1993. I believe I got it Someone told me that I can just get new shoes (the shoes are completely shot) and reuse the cleat. Is that a good idea ...
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Delta compatible shoes and KEO pedals

I am planning to by these cycling shoes which claims "Restriction of use:Only compatible with Delta Pedals and Cleats". Reading up about Delta and Keo I understand that Keo pedals and Delta cleats ...
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Clipless MTB Shoes for wider feet

I have wider feet. I would like to find a clipless shoe that is on the wider side. What clipless shoes offer multiple widths? What clipless shoes are naturally wide? I currently just have (...
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Winter boots or neoprene covers?

I'm looking at options for new winter footwear and am split between buying new boots (must be look/3 bolt, which seems to constrain options somewhat) or buying covers, specifically the neoprene style ...
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Shoe covers (or other tricks) for commuting in shorts

I commute to work by bike, very often in casual shorts and waterproof North Face sneakers. Provided I don't want to change my clothes (in particular I don't want to get SPD etc.), is there a good way ...
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Foot pain with cleated shoes

I have cleated shoes. My feet do a lot of work floor miles and get I pain in ball of my foot. I feel like the cleat is pushing on the ball of my foot. I was considering changing the shoe liner; ...
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Can I use “normal” shoes/trainers with clipless pedals?

Is it possible to use regular trainers/shoes (i.e., withou cleats) with clipless pedals? A friend of mine mentioned he does this all the time. However, I cannot imagine how this would work. Surely ...
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Foot Tingling with Clipless Pedals

I bought a new commuter bike (Marin Muir Woods 29er) and some clipless shoes that are "walkable" DZR Shoes 'Midnight' so I don't have to carry bike cleats around with me. However, when I ride I often ...
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Slotted cleats for SPD shoes

Does anyone make a cleat, or an adapter that would accommodate a cleat, that has a slot for use with old style caged pedals that use toeclips & straps, that fits 2-bolt SPD style cycling shoes?
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What type of shoes should I get with regular pedals

I have never been more than a casual rider, maybe 5 miles at a time. I signed up for a 500 mile multi-day bike event that i need to train for and was thinking about getting real bike shoes due to more ...
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Which winter road cycling shoes are rated for sub-15° F weather? [closed]

Most of the road shoes I've found only seem to be rated to around 25° or so. Living in New England I'd like something colder. Does anyone know of road shoes rated for colder temps? (They'll be used ...
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Flat pedal road bike shoes

I have road shoes but would like to also get a pair of shoes for flat pedals that still look like road shoes but have grip for the flat pedals etc.. Can anyone please suggest anything, thanks :)
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Cyclocross touring, studs for SPD shoes?

I just bought my first bicycle shoes (Specialized, SPD) and got four mountable studs. I'm planning on touring for about a month. Mostly on roads, perhaps occasionally on dirt tracks and larger trails. ...
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Bicycle shoes for road cycling [duplicate]

I mostly used conventional sneakers for cycling and never wore bicycle shoes in my life. At this moment of my life I decided to level up a bit. I've built myself a road bike and now I'm looking into ...
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Where can I get U.S. size 15B SPD clipless shoes?

I want to get some large clipless shoes for an indoor stationary cycle at my gym, which I presume uses SPD. I wear a U.S. size 15B and it is difficult to find shoes that long, let alone with a narrow ...
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Cramps/pain in feet and toes after turbo trainer rides and cyclocross races

Recently I purchased a pair of mtb shoes one size larger than I needed (due to lack of availability and time), sizes I needed: uk 11 the size I purchased: uk 12. After a turbo trainer rides or ...
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Lightweight foldable shoes for road cycling

I want to be able to use SPD-SL cleats and still be able to access pubs/cafe's normally. I'm really thinking of something that could be taken on a 75km club run and with that kind of distance I think ...
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What is this apparatus for?

I saw this post by Ji Cheng (Lanterne Rouge) on Twitter. My question is about the apparatus he posts a picture of. It contains (his?) shoes. Simple question, what is this machine exactly doing? Is it ...
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Are there any cleats (for SPD-SL) that convert the pedal to a regular flat platform for regular shoes?

I have a road bike that use Shimano 105 PD-5800 SPD-SL pedals and they are wonderful when exercising. However I would like to be able to use the bike with regular shoes for more casual use of the bike,...
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Shimano shoe fitter

I'd like to ask your support to decide which Shimano shoe size is best for me. I am about to purchase Shimano SH-M162, but just noticed that the sizing is in european base. My usual running shoes are ...
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Recommendation for lightweight pedals for use with SPD or without [closed]

Are there any nice looking and lightweight pedals meant to be used with or without SPD shoes? Would be nice to be able to ride even without my special shoes, but not if such pedals look bulky and ...
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How do I get rid of odor from cycling shoes?

So I have a pair of: Diadora X-Country 2 MTB Shoes (pic below) How would I go about cleaning them, primarily to remove odor? I am tempted to put this in the washing machine- but the cleet is totally ...
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Avoid problems with ratchet straps to fasten MTB shoes

With shoes like those shown below, when you adjust the buckle to the most tight position, the release handle is blocked (IMHO, this is due to bad engineering but cannot be changed.) Usually, this ...
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Shimano cleats, Exustar shoes: Which bolts to use?

I just got Exustar shoes and Shimano SPD-SL pedals with SM-SH11 cleats. Problem is, the cleat fixing bolts that were included with the cleats aren't long enough to bolt to the shoes. I'm wondering ...
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What are some good flat pedal shoes for XC racing? [closed]

Like the title says, I'm looking for some recommendations on good flat pedal shoes. This could include ones with an SPD or other interface that has removable clips. I'm currently riding with a set of ...