Podium Shoes. Seriously?

IrishMac
IrishMac Posts: 328
edited December 2013 in Road general
Out of curiosity, do people actually buy these?
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=90627
They're Mavic Podium Shoes that cost €126.85
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    vive la difference :lol:
  • TakeTurns
    TakeTurns Posts: 1,075
    Yep - Saw someone working at Condor with a pair.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Would he have bought them though, or a freebie?
  • TakeTurns
    TakeTurns Posts: 1,075
    Doubt a freebie. Discounted price however - most likely.
  • I'd spend the money on my bike first. Only for Pro,s and pratts.
    the deeper the section the deeper the pleasure.
  • IrishMac wrote:
    Out of curiosity, do people actually buy these?
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=90627
    They're Mavic Podium Shoes that cost €126.85

    10% off sounds like a good deal to me............ hold on their that much with the discount, bloody rip off if you ask me
    Pain hurts much less if its topped off with beating your mates to top of a climb.
  • I thought we all had a pair to put on as we made our post-ride cuppa??
  • Looks like the sort of thing that pro teams wear at press conferences. Perfect therefore for amateurs that a) probably don't have any podiums to walk onto, and b) are willing to pay to emulate the look of professionals that are given the kit and told to wear it, and very probably wouldn't if it were up to them. Do they come with a bunch of flowers and a mascot for your wife to present to you when you get in the door? :lol:
  • IrishMac
    IrishMac Posts: 328
    I thought we all had a pair to put on as we made our post-ride cuppa??
    Sounds good haha 8)
    Ye are all dead right was thinking it might of just been me thinking they were 'weird' Thanks :D
    Maybe if they were like 30 quid for out in the garden :)
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  • Looks like the sort of thing that pro teams wear at press conferences. Perfect therefore for amateurs that a) probably don't have any podiums to walk onto, and b) are willing to pay to emulate the look of professionals that are given the kit and told to wear it, and very probably wouldn't if it were up to them. Do they come with a bunch of flowers and a mascot for your wife to present to you when you get in the door? :lol:


    I saw an offer on these somewhere else for a free sweary post ride interview
  • gozzy
    gozzy Posts: 640
    Aren't they just a pair of yellow trainers?
  • IrishMac
    IrishMac Posts: 328
    Basically yeah :)
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  • Bobbinogs
    Bobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    Gozzy wrote:
    Aren't they just a pair of yellow trainers?

    Yeah right. Next thing you'll be saying is that those expensive and ultra scientific post ride recovery drinks are basically just a milk shake...
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    The only use (apart from anyone with a podium fetish) that I can think of is that they would be great for your Wiggo fancy dress outfit.

    That said, if they come down to £30, I'm getting a pair :D
  • Garry H
    Garry H Posts: 6,639
    Primera were doing some s works ones a while ago. in white of course! theyvall look a bit chavy to me.
  • IrishMac
    IrishMac Posts: 328
    30 quid sounds good for a pair of shoes for working in the garden, will match the sunflowers :lol:
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  • jason78
    jason78 Posts: 158
    Looks like I'm the only one who likes these :D
    But I'm bias as yellow is my favourite colour
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  • They are kind of cool , kind of crap. If they were 30 quid I'd take a punt but at that price there a joke. But let's be honest where would you wear them.
  • Id wearthem everywhere. They are fab, really fit my glamorous life being on the podium all the time.
  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    You joke now but in six months time, anyone in That London not wearing a pair of these with a matching casquette will be shunned and despised by all.......
    Faster than a tent.......
  • arran77
    arran77 Posts: 9,260
    They look awesome for riding my dogma 2 in my full team sky replica kit :lol:
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

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  • herb71
    herb71 Posts: 253
    jason78 wrote:
    Looks like I'm the only one who likes these :D
    But I'm bias as yellow is my favourite colour


    Nope, I like them too. Bit steep for a pair of trainers though.
  • I will probably buy a pair to wear when I drive to the next sportive in my Jag.
  • I quite like these, but the price is ridiculous!! I doubt Mrs LD would want to be seen out in public with me if I wore them though.
  • If you wear these out and about you would get some very strange looks from non-cyclists.

    And cyclists would most likely give you a wide berth too......
  • quite right a chap should only be seen in brown brogues when off the bicycle.


    seriously compared to some trabs on the market these are quite tasteful
    'dont forget lads, one evertonian is worth twenty kopites'
  • pilot_pete
    pilot_pete Posts: 2,120
    But look a the value you get from them
    This fully walkable version
    wow! Trainers that you can, err, walk in! Brilliant! :mrgreen:

    PP
  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    IrishMac wrote:
    Out of curiosity, do people actually buy these?
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=90627
    They're Mavic Podium Shoes that cost €126.85

    I do. :mrgreen:
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  • These look like the mutant offspring of a cycling shoe & crappy yello trainers normally worn by neds/chavs in matching yellow trackies & hoodies drinking Buckfast on the streets in the sh1tt1er parts of Glasgow.

    Look like Morrisons designed the logo too.

    I'd avoid them more than I avoid my ex-wife
  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    They are the perfect shoe for the serious cyclist who is scared of riding clipless. With these, nobody need ever know :lol:
    Faster than a tent.......