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MTB shoes are Fugly!!

Aug. 15, 2015, 11:12 a.m.
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Shoe fetish? You don't know no shoe fetish!

When I closed up my skate shop, I collected all the leftover 9.5's for myself - probably 40 pairs - so I wouldn't have to buy shoes for a looooong time. Still have some shoes in boxes in my garage.

The funny thing is I am still buying shoes.

Aug. 15, 2015, 11:32 a.m.
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Just spend the $810 and get the Celine shoes! You know you want to! :drunk:

Watchit….tonight I'll be just a few beers [HTML_REMOVED] click away from owning those bad boys!

Aug. 15, 2015, 11:35 a.m.
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Shoe fetish? You don't know no shoe fetish!

When I closed up my skate shop, I collected all the leftover 9.5's for myself - probably 40 pairs - so I wouldn't have to buy shoes for a looooong time. Still have some shoes in boxes in my garage.

The funny thing is I am still buying shoes.

You know….there's probably an anonymous group meeting in some church basement somewhere….:agree:

Aug. 15, 2015, 5:43 p.m.
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Joined: Jan. 4, 2006

Northwave has gone all colourful,

Mind you it could be worse, you might play badminton.

Aug. 16, 2015, 7:44 a.m.
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Gotta say, much prefer my 510s to my Vans for flat pedal riding… stiffer and more grip in my experience.

Aug. 16, 2015, 8:07 a.m.
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The og north wave 'bicolour' mountain bike shoes, which came in a different color left and right, were pretty sick

http://www.northwave.com/storia/img/storia/1/2.jpg

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

Aug. 16, 2015, 9:39 a.m.
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Mind you it could be worse, you might play badminton.

I'm so glad I'm not that into badminton….or weight lifters with fanny packs.

Aug. 16, 2015, 9:13 p.m.
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I wear these, I don't think they are ugly shrug

Aug. 17, 2015, 12:11 p.m.
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I used to wear an old pair of Wing Tips when I first started riding flats.

True story.

Freedom of contract. We sell them guns that kill them; they sell us drugs that kill us.

Aug. 17, 2015, 12:55 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 21, 2002

5.10 freeriders are good, lotsa colors n stuff

That gets me to thinking why can bmx'ers get away with using slightly stiffer skate shoes while riding a fully rigid bike on hard concrete

they don't get away with it, they just defer payback until later in life

WTB Frequency i23 rim, 650b NEW - $40

Aug. 17, 2015, 4:22 p.m.
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they don't get away with it, they just defer payback until later in life

hahahaha!

Aug. 18, 2015, 5:29 a.m.
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I think those new Five Ten Freeride Contacts look awesome. My Freeride VXi are pretty cool but the Contacts kick it up a notch.

Wrong. Always.

Aug. 18, 2015, 8:18 p.m.
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I wear these, I don't think they are ugly shrug

Those are awesome!

Aug. 19, 2015, 7:47 p.m.
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While I agree not everyone 'needs' the grip a 5.10 gives - it depends on riding style and the pedal - there is nothing better when it's wet and muddy. The more aggressive you are, the more you'll appreciate the mega-grip in chundery sections that try to shake your feet off the pedals.

While not everyone 'needs' armour on their shoes, just see what happens when you sandwich your toe between your pedal and a rock or protruding root on the ground as you glide by doing 40 km/h. It hurts. Sofa king much.

Not everyone does long hike-a-bikes, or often, but there are some scenarios where Vans won't be great, XC slippers with plastic soles suck, and only a decent tread will do.

I'm a bit of a shoe obsessive, and maybe some aren't the best looking but I do think there are some good options. 5.10s got way lighter, less bulky, and better looking. Clipless shoes come in better options for the trail rider that pedal well, hike well, and look decent.

There is a lack of good shoes for flat pedals, though. The Tevas are decent unless it's wet. The Giro Jacket is actually pretty good. The Spesh 2FO works well. 5.10 of course. But that's about it. There is a teaser out there about a new flat shoe that's supposed to be the cat's ass. I guess we'll see soon enough.

Aug. 19, 2015, 9:58 p.m.
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Teaser? Ooh do tell.

Wrong. Always.

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