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Some casual SPD shoes

wellspropwellsprop Posts: 7
edited January 2015 in Commuting general
Hi all,

First post here! I consider myself a roadie and I spend all the time I can out on my roadie when I've got the chance :)
Here she is on the aquarium pier at Weston, Dawes Giro 500 carbon forks (my road bike :))
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However, now that I am at university in Bristol, I use my modified hybrid as my main form of transport the couple miles to uni and few miles to town from my accommodation. I use my Giant Seek 4 (my first ever proper bicycle, had it four years and its reliable as anything) with Cinelli drop bars and now with red tyres ;)
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I feel a little odd cycling without clips; back at home (Somerset) I spent a lot of time out on my roadbike with road clips of course, so I've got used to it. My gf has some SPD clips that she got with a bike (she uses flat pedals) and I was thinking about getting some SPD shoes.

I'm not worried about the look of the shoes, I just want some shoes between £30-40 that will be all right for walking around Tesco on my weekly shop or wearing around the city centre when I need to go to shopping for cycle parts/clothes/model aircraft (my other hobby aside from flying :P).

Cheers,
Ben

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  • ydrolydrol Posts: 39
    Shimano MT33 - all black. I wear them to the office (casual wear).
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=mt33
    [EDIT Looks like they are discontinued now - but I'm sure there are similar new versions]
  • CitizenLeeCitizenLee Posts: 2,227
    I was going to suggest Specialized 2FO but they're well over budget :)

    Those Shimano MT33s look good though.
    Current:
    NukeProof Mega FR 2012
    Cube NuRoad 2018
    Previous:
    2015 Genesis CdF 10, 2014 Cube Hyde Race, 2012 NS Traffic, 2007 Specialized SX Trail, 2005 Specialized Demo 8
  • Cheers guys :)
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,583
    I've got Shimano MT23s, similar to the MT33s and also seem to be discontinued. They're fine for walking around in - walked the 1.5 miles from the station to the office in them just before Christmas when I forgot to bring my trainers.

    CRC have some in size 36 only for £26.
  • alan_shermanalan_sherman Posts: 1,153
    I have the Lidl SPD shoes. They were cheap and have lasted about 4 years of commuting and a bit of touring and mountain biking! They are pretty similar to various other brands of SPD shoe. See the black ones in the BR page here:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/l ... oon-20312/

    I don't know when the next cycling sale is but keep an eye out for them. Aldi too.
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