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Bike Shoes for part ride /part train commuting

WhizWhiz Posts: 28
edited March 2014 in Commuting general
So I'm looking at mtb / tour shoes with spd to clip in.
Will be riding my new to be Tarmac 2013 :-)
So, looking at the Scott Tour shoe here
Or the Specialized ... uring-shoe

Work shoes will stay at work so need to be comfy for train ride and 5 min walk other end to office.
Any other suggestions?


  • WhizWhiz Posts: 28
    Was meaning to add about perhaps a lightweight mtb shoe as another option?
  • slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,498
    I've got Shimano M087's - grips protrude down either side of the SPD cleat. I can (and have) walked short distances in them and they're comfortable enough - but you do get the grind of the odd stone against the cleat.
  • My most comfortable cycling shoes for walking are Shimano MT91 Gore-tex boot with Vibram sole, but bulky and heavy.
    Also have a pair of Chrome Miday Pro SPD shoes which are decent for walking in, but not as comfy as the Shimano's.
    Finallly, I've got a pair of lightweight Bontrager RL MTB shoe which are great on the bike but skittish when walking on pavements.

    The Giro Republic look like they could be a good compromise:
  • The SPD shoes from Lidl. Cost a tenner.

    However I'm wondering why you would want to leave a Tarmac at a station. it will get nicked! Unless your train company allows you to take it with you.
  • WhizWhiz Posts: 28
    Lidl? Really?
    And my plan isn't to leave at station but an old persons home near the station. Haven't spoken to them yet though :-)
  • Yeah, I wasn't sure I'd want to use spds on the commute hack, but got into it (and mountain biking), they have lasted well! A basic trainer style spd shoe. Looks fairly subtle. Deep tread so the cleat doesn't protrude too much.
  • andy9964andy9964 Posts: 930
    I have a half mile walk to and from the works bike shed in these, and find them more than comfortable enough ... s-ec039082

    Evans price matched them down to a shade under £75
  • WhizWhiz Posts: 28
    I've just bought these ... e-ec043380
    Here's to some cycling... Once my bike arrives haha
  • amokamok Posts: 10
    I am wearing these right now: ... umble.html

    Comfy enough, not too bad to walk in, and they were the cheapest available at the time.
  • goonzgoonz Posts: 3,106
    You want the Shimano RT (Road/Touring) range. Best shoes for spd and walking.

    Look like road shoes for spd cleats and with flat tread so you can walk without sounding like a tart and not look like MTB shoes with massive tread.

    Check them out.
    Scott Speedster S20 Roadie for Speed
    Specialized Hardrock MTB for Lumps
    Specialized Langster SS for Ease
    Cinelli Mash Bolt Fixed for Pain
    n+1 is well and truly on track
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