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MTB shoes are Fugly!!

Aug. 14, 2015, 8:05 p.m.
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Not that it really matters…form should follow function…but why is it that no one can make a decent looking MTB shoe?
They are either dark versions of road shoes, over-protective [HTML_REMOVED] klunky wannabe skater rigs, or they're "sensible" Nurse Ratchet clogs.

Personally, I find the Vans Klassic lace-ups to be awesome flat pedal downhillers (less the protection), but they were designed for skating….over 30 years ago! Surely the bike industry has something that isn't butt ugly, but isn't $800 [HTML_REMOVED] featured in Flare magazine.

What say you?

Aug. 14, 2015, 8:12 p.m.
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5.10s are great.

MTB 'fashion' has always sucked, so who cares.

Aug. 14, 2015, 8:26 p.m.
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Because engineers

Aug. 14, 2015, 8:26 p.m.
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510's are great for rock climbing, but they do not beat my Vans for stiction on the downhills (on flats) [HTML_REMOVED] style points at the pub…plus, (the chicks sez so) the Vans are sexier.
And that's really why we all ride, right?

Aug. 14, 2015, 8:34 p.m.
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Change at the end of your ride?

Aug. 14, 2015, 8:35 p.m.
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What am I? Imelda Marcos?

Aug. 14, 2015, 8:54 p.m.
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510's are great for rock climbing, but they do not beat my Vans for stiction on the downhills (on flats)

nonsense.

But you seem more interested in how the shoes look. So there's that.

Aug. 14, 2015, 9:09 p.m.
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Did you read my first sentence?…chill dude.

Clarification for the sensitively serious: as well as making MTB shoes, 510 make good climbing shoes using Stealth rubber. That is no-nonsense.

Aug. 14, 2015, 9:16 p.m.
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I think the new 5.10's are pretty nice

Aug. 14, 2015, 9:17 p.m.
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Did you read my first sentence?…chill dude.

FYI…it's a fact….my 510's suck on my flats….my Vans are better. Pure function. Prove me wrong.

My 1/2 worn out 510s are better than my vans.

fact.

/thread.

PS[HTML_REMOVED] I wore vans for years on my mtb…clipped and non.

My Warners are casual bbq shoes now.

Aug. 14, 2015, 9:20 p.m.
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I think the new 5.10's are pretty nice

…for an 1989 weight lifter with a fanny pack!

Aug. 14, 2015, 9:23 p.m.
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head on down to your local bowling alley if you wanna see some ugly footwear . . . you'll walk out of there feeling like yer mountain bike shoes are on the cutting edge of haute couture .

Aug. 14, 2015, 9:23 p.m.
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My 1/2 worn out 510s are better than my vans.

fact.

/thread.

PS[HTML_REMOVED] I wore vans for years on my mtb…clipped and non.

My Warners are casual bbq shoes now.

Agree to disagree. My 510's float on my flats. My Vans stick like a lab on a tennis ball.
I'll let you try 'em out. Maybe I have the wrong 510's…but they cost me over $100…my Vans were $60. Where did I go wrong?

Aug. 14, 2015, 9:26 p.m.
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head on down to your local bowling alley if you wanna see some ugly footwear . . . you'll walk out of there feeling like yer mountain bike shoes are on the cutting edge of haute couture .

Brilliant! ….[HTML_REMOVED] my over-coloured Fox/TLD jersey will suddenly look tight [HTML_REMOVED] understated!
Maybe I should get it monogrammed?

Aug. 14, 2015, 9:27 p.m.
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I rock these…..for looks

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