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What shoes to wear with flat pedals

DudleyadamDudleyadam Posts: 23
edited October 2010 in MTB buying advice
Hi

Has anyone got any recommendations for shoes for use with flat pedals?

Best wishes

Adam

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  • jon87ukjon87uk Posts: 158
    Vans with a waffle style sole
    or
    Shimano AM40
    or
    Five Tens.

    Do a search for opinions on each. This has been covered a few times.
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  • FoobiesFoobies Posts: 134
    DC's work here, old slightly worn out ones so i dont ruin new ones :P
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  • Stoo61Stoo61 Posts: 1,394
    What about more XC, wilderness wetness?
  • five tens

    Expensive,weigh a kilo each when wet.

    However they stick to pedals like censored to a blanket

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  • Thanks folks
  • five tens

    Expensive,weigh a kilo each when wet.

    However they stick to pedals like censored to a blanket[/quote

    how/when would you get sh!t on a blanket?

    i was thinking at a picnic, but you'd have to be very silly to not do a pre picnic poo sweep!
  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 14,682
    Just about anything really. AM40s are the best out there for general build quality and value and have a decently sticky sole, 5 10s are a bit stickier but not as well made, don't have the custom stiffness option and have pretty poor bad weather manners.

    But my old Vans are more than good enough for riding in, and with most spiky pedals you can get by with any halfway decent flat soled shoe. (it turns out one of my sets of pedals are awful with Caterpillar trail boots but the other 2 work decently enough for instance)
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  • stokepa31stokepa31 Posts: 559
    I use north face hedgehogs and find them fine. completely waterproof to so i can just hose them off when i get home. I am a sloow MTB rider though as have only just started and only really do gentle trails for now. will go spd as i get better and faster.
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  • thel33terthel33ter Posts: 2,684
    jon87uk wrote:
    Vans with a waffle style sole
    or
    Shimano AM40
    or
    Five Tens.

    Do a search for opinions on each. This has been covered a few times.

    This, or some makes of hiking trainer type things work quite well, as do those airwalk trainer things from sports direct.
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  • Sorry for the partial hijack but how do the Duffs shoes compare with Vans for stickyness and general use on the bike? And, does anyone have any opinions of the Shimano MP90 shoes?

    Thankyou!
  • shx8000shx8000 Posts: 222
    I've always used vans or Ernies. Just bought a pair of 5 10's. So sticky they're awsome :).
  • Chalky76Chalky76 Posts: 260
    five tens are incredible for grip and look the business too which is obviously the most important factor :lol:
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