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J LJ L Posts: 425
edited May 2011 in MTB buying advice
Don't want to spend loads £40-£70

needs to be casual looking and of use in mud etc, also any clues on fit, as I know some makes can come up big say (44 more like a 45)

any suggestions

Thanks in advance.
I'm not old I'm Retro

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  • bails87bails87 Posts: 13,317
    SPD or flats?

    For flats I'd say the Karrimor trail shoes in Sports direct, I had a pair and they were pretty good, waterproof, warm, grippy on and off the bike. And cheap!
    MTB/CX

    "As I said last time, it won't happen again."
  • J LJ L Posts: 425
    Sorry SPD :oops:
    I'm not old I'm Retro
  • jimexboxjimexbox Posts: 200
    I was wearing Karrimor shoes from sports direct when I had big off. The shoe was far too flexible. Result? Two broken dislocated toes. You need a stiff soled shoe with little flex. I've since bought some five tens impact 2.
  • bamboy74bamboy74 Posts: 30
    I have a pair of shimano dx's. Good comfy shoe and easy to wipe clean after a muddy ride.

    There's a pair on ebay just now that are cheap as chips.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Shimano-DX-MTB-Sh ... 2a10cfd150

    I take a size 9 in most shoes and the 44 size fits perfectly.
  • lostboysaintlostboysaint Posts: 4,252
    Shimano AM45 (the new DX). The absolute canine's undercarraige.
    Trail fun - Transition Bandit
    Road - Wilier Izoard Centaur/Cube Agree C62 Disc
    Allround - Cotic Solaris
  • bike-a-swanbike-a-swan Posts: 1,235
    I'd agree on the DX. Fantastic shoe for the money. Can't comment on the AM45s from experience, but they look like they'd be slightly warmer, which would make them better in winter at the expense of summer, obviously!
    Rock Lobster 853, Trek 1200 and a very old, tired and loved Apollo Javelin.
  • widge34widge34 Posts: 900
    jimexbox wrote:
    I was wearing Karrimor shoes from sports direct when I had big off. The shoe was far too flexible. Result? Two broken dislocated toes. You need a stiff soled shoe with little flex. I've since bought some five tens impact 2.


    Yep same thing happened to me wearing merrells. Two very badly bruised toes, at least five weeks ago. Toes are still sore now. Now i wear shimano AM40s.
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    Widge.

    Bird Zero 2
    Trek Madone 3.5c H2 2013
  • ljs1977ljs1977 Posts: 247
    Loving the AM45's
  • 062830778062830778 Posts: 58
    Definately go for DX's they are the best hands down
  • J LJ L Posts: 425
    I like the DX#s and the AM45's style

    What is Shimano's sizing like, I had a pair years ago and they where tight for my size?
    I'm not old I'm Retro
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