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road bike shoes
Posted by: Fritz
Date: April 15, 2019 02:19PM
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same - 6 months down the road.
Not happy with pedals. Not so much the pedals as my body mechanic is aging .... rapidly. My knees are not enjoying platform pedals & clips with NB running shoes.

Now looking into nylon sole clipless riding shoes (not $$$).
I prefer velcro but have read lots of negative things about them, so lace-ups are an option.

I have big feets, 14B. 50EU

And pedals .... again.



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Re: road bike shoes
Posted by: raz
Date: April 15, 2019 02:35PM
Hard soled road (or Mountain Bike) shoes will definitely absorb less power than your nice, cushioned sneakers.

I've got some Sidi velcro shoes. There's a little lever for ratcheting up the tightness during a ride. My experience is that no matter how tight they are at the start, after a few miles I need to tighten. That might apply to laced shoes as well.

One other consideration is that cleats are exterior to road shoes and interior to mountain bike shoes. It makes walking in the former a bit awkward - I call mine 'tap shoes'.



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Re: road bike shoes
Posted by: mattkime
Date: April 15, 2019 03:00PM
how much do you ride?



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Re: road bike shoes
Posted by: Fritz
Date: April 15, 2019 03:02PM
not alot. 30-50/wk



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Re: road bike shoes
Posted by: Spiff
Date: April 15, 2019 03:16PM
Look into mountain bike shoes. They are easier to walk in, still with a stiff sole, but more comfortable.
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Re: road bike shoes
Posted by: mattkime
Date: April 15, 2019 03:20PM
> My knees are not enjoying platform pedals & clips with NB running shoes.

I have no idea how those would be connected. Maybe you have a fit problem?

If I were king I'd make you use some sort of clip in shoe. Doesn't matter which, just whatever strikes your fancy. I'd make you have fun with it too.

Knee pain tends to be addressed through saddle height and less commonly via bar position.



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Re: road bike shoes
Posted by: Fritz
Date: April 15, 2019 03:22PM
fit has been checked by 2 different shops, not that that means a thing.
Clip-in as compared to clipless?



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Re: road bike shoes
Posted by: mattkime
Date: April 15, 2019 03:29PM
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fit has been checked by 2 different shops, not that that means a thing.
Clip-in as compared to clipless?

I misspoke. clipless. I keep forgetting that clips are a real thing.



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Re: road bike shoes
Posted by: vitus
Date: April 15, 2019 08:20PM
Knee pain is also addressable by means of fore/aft positioning of saddle.

Fore/aft positioning of foot on pedal as well as lateral rotation of foot are also important for avoiding knee pain, especially when positioning cleats for use with clipless pedals.

Some cleats/pedals offer more lateral float for foot rotation than others. That's a personal preference choice.

"Clicking in" clipless pedals takes some practice. Some shoe/cleat/pedal combinations are more friendly than others.
Dual sided pedals are a distinct advantage.
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Re: road bike shoes
Posted by: raz
Date: April 16, 2019 08:38AM
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"Clicking in" clipless pedals takes some practice.

Oh.. Yeah. You will fall the first time when you forget to clip out. Everybody does.



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Re: road bike shoes
Posted by: Fritz
Date: April 16, 2019 08:49AM
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Oh.. Yeah. You will fall the first time when you forget to clip out. Everybody does.

I'll try it in bed the first time.



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Re: road bike shoes
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: April 16, 2019 12:38PM
I have been tempted to get formal clips but just used the simple toe clips with leather straps. I never noticed a problem with wear on my shoes or had knee problems.

I wear size 11 D shoes and my bike is a 40 year old Azuki upgraded to 16 speed, no $2000 cf frames so far...



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Re: road bike shoes
Posted by: mattkime
Date: April 16, 2019 02:18PM
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"Clicking in" clipless pedals takes some practice.

Oh.. Yeah. You will fall the first time when you forget to clip out. Everybody does.
Yup. You'll fall sideways once you hit exactly 0 mph. You'll put a hand out, maybe skin your elbow a bit and feel like a dork.



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Re: road bike shoes
Posted by: Fritz
Date: April 16, 2019 02:22PM
ahhhh screw this. I can't find rea$onable shoes in stock anywhere on line in 14(EU50).
I'll just go back and find a better pedal. Hopefully from some place that doesn't mark up USPS shipping. If my boutique coffee roaster can, Nashbar/Perf can too.



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