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What do you wear when riding?

stickygreenstickygreen Posts: 339
edited July 2009 in MTB general
Just wanted to know what shoes you guys wear and what type of riding you do?
My mates are mostly roadies and they all have spd.My bike came with those half and half ones which did my head in so i bought flats cos i wear skate shoes.


  • defflerdeffler Posts: 829
    SPD's for me, got some Scott shoes off the bay for dirt cheap 25quid. I commute off-road and do trail riding weekends, nothing technical or exciting but it does me.
    Boardman Hybrid Pro

    Planet X XLS
  • gezzzagezzza Posts: 324
    edited June 2009
    Eggbeaters as for shoes currently in my house i have the following MTB shoes

    Shimano M310's
    Mavic Furys
    Sidi Dragon 2 Vernice
    Diadora Chilis

  • DMR V12s (in white!) support my old trainers.
  • stickygreenstickygreen Posts: 339
    yeah i got white NS panncake look wicked on the lime green core 20.
  • DazzzaDazzza Posts: 2,364
    gezzza wrote:
    Eggbeaters as for shoes currently in my house i have the following MTB shoes

    Shimano M310's
    Mavic Furys
    Sidi Dragon 2 Vernice
    Diadora Chilis


    Similar for me

    Sidi dragon 2 srs
    Diadora chilli zero
    Specalized bg comp

    I have some old airwalk and shimano spd's kicking about as well.

    Xtr pedals for me, been and done with eggbeaters.
    The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
    Giant Anthem X
  • Hercule QHercule Q Posts: 2,781
    dmr v8s and a pair of quicksilver skate shoes. easyer to jump off if i'm going down

    Blurring the line between bravery and stupidity since 1986!
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    shimano dx flats and five tens ..... unless i forget them then the all stars come out lol not good on a wet day but alrite in summer surprisingly :D
  • phzphz Posts: 478
    DMR V8s (or copies) and vans on all 3 of my bikes (waiting for some onza flats for the singlespeed though)

    slainte 8) rob
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    DMR V8 copies and waffle-tread Vans all the way :D
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Wellgo Mg1 and Planet X X wing pedals.

    Lacoste classic trainers or Adidas Samba.
  • realnumber 1realnumber 1 Posts: 675
    Pair of Adio and some V12 mags for me.
  • EranuEranu Posts: 712
    SPD's now with Bontrager shoes.
  • capoz77capoz77 Posts: 503
    DMR V12's with the most cheap rubbish dirty Nike trainers I can find under the stairs, under these are a pair of Merino Seal Skin socks.

    Fully waterproof grippy cycle shoes for half the price 8) 8) 8)
  • realnumber 1realnumber 1 Posts: 675
    capoz77 wrote:
    Seal Skin socks.


    FTW most of the year :wink:
  • V8's and a pair of old nike tennis trainers that are so hard from being left to dry in the sun they transfer power to the pedals like nobodys business :lol: (just a shame they stink)
  • marinman1marinman1 Posts: 262
    V8s and nike 6.0s, ride fairly steep stuff, roots etc
  • ads4ads4 Posts: 698
    SPD Shimano M160s for me :)

    Never underestimate the predictability of stupidity.

    Current ride - Yeti ASR 5a X0
  • snotty badgersnotty badger Posts: 1,593
    I bought some FiveTens Hi Impact 2's as I was tired of slipping on my V8s. Great toe protection too.

    They look a bit like correction shoes when I got them out of the box but look much better now they're muddy with a few scuffs 8) :lol:
    08 Pitch Pro
    14 Kona Unit
    Kona Kula SS
    Trailstar SS
    94 Univega Alpina 5.3
  • llamafarmerllamafarmer Posts: 1,893
    Specialized BG Comp shoes with Time Z Control pedals
  • captainflycaptainfly Posts: 1,001
    DMR V8s and fiveten impact2 hi boots, on lumpy and bumpy trails with sharp fast turns. I sdon't think as an old BMXer and motorcyclist who fell off too many times that I would want to be mechanicaly attached to the my bike :roll:
    Mongoose Teocali
    Giant STP0

    Why are MTB economics; spend twice as much as you intended, but only half as much as you wish you could afford? :roll:
  • joshtpjoshtp Posts: 3,966
    DMR V8 and ES skate shoes. The ES's are good becouse they are super comfy, but also secure, they have a high ankle(good becouse i have espesialy weak ankles)and are made of fairly tough and waterproof leather. The grip is good too, although i would like 5.10's in the long run, but the ES's were only £20!
    I like bikes and stuff
  • dave_hilldave_hill Posts: 3,877
    General use - Shimano SPD pedals and Lake MX185 shoes

    Trail centres and hooning about - Crank Bros 5050x and custom-soled skate shoes.
    Give a home to a retired Greyhound. Tia Greyhound Rescue
    Help for Heroes
  • c0zzc0zz Posts: 9
    Odyssey Twisted Pedals (Blue)
    DC's Or Adidas Gazzelle's
  • RaymondavalonRaymondavalon Posts: 5,346
    DMR V8's and Kona JackSh*t on the FS and HT respectively

    Shoes are Karrimor ankle high walking boots (waterproof/breathable) or a pair of DMR riding shoes.
  • GrimyGrimy Posts: 111
    v12 copies from merlin and a pair of old KSwiss trainers with nice flat soles, works a treat for me.
  • cgarossicgarossi Posts: 729
    Shimano MT41 shoes with Crank Bro's Cleats and Candy C pedals.
  • .blitz.blitz Posts: 6,197
    Ancient M221s and XTR SPDs. I'd get some SPD handlebar grips if I could =]
  • joshtpjoshtp Posts: 3,966
    .blitz wrote:
    I'd get some SPD handlebar grips if I could =]
    lol :lol::lol:
    thts a prety cool idea! you may just have found a gap in the market
    I like bikes and stuff
  • .blitz.blitz Posts: 6,197
    thts a prety cool idea! you may just have found a gap in the market
    I tend to ride with a fairly light grip on the bars which has resulted in a few comedy crashes :oops:
  • ropey2009ropey2009 Posts: 2
    I have some well old but great Cannondale shoes that go with my equally old Time ATAC's. They just keep gong and going. I keep looking for holes and signs of wear but alas the shoes are nigh on indestructable.
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