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Custom cycling shoes

mtbrider123mtbrider123 Posts: 99
edited August 2019 in Road general
I’ve changed quite a few shoes over the past 2-3 years as they started to hurt after some time. I still haven’t found the right pair, so I’m thinking of getting some custom ones like Adam Hansen’s pair. Therefore my questions are if it’s worth it, and how much are you willing to pay for a fully custom pair (to see if I’m not undervaluing them and out of curiosity)?

Thanks in advance.

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  • slowmartslowmart Posts: 3,947
    I haven’t a clue to your question but if you’ve got a Specialized concept store near you I would pop in and try some different shoes, they’ll ensure the fit and beds are appropriate

    I bought a pair of S works in 2014 and they’ll just about see the summer out, partly due to the lifetime BOA guarantee for the shoe closing mechanism

    I’ll wait until winter when prices are soft and get another pair without question. Always comfortable, stiff and very well made.
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  • FatTedFatTed Posts: 1,214
    Bont do custom shoes for a price!
  • shuttle_cockshuttle_cock Posts: 115
    Perhaps it not the shoes, something else in your bike fit?
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  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,699
    ^^^ this

    if the shoes fit, i.e. no tight spots or incompatible shape, then it's more likely to be the footbeds you need looking at

    footbeds can make a massive difference
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  • bondurantbondurant Posts: 842
    I'd expect to pay north of £300 I suppose...which is probably why I haven't done it yet.
  • amrushtonamrushton Posts: 769
    Rocket 7 do custom as do Bont but Bikefit James over on francis cade's YT channel has some good pointers re shoes.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MPny_EgoxY&t=217s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38nuXYLbG_E

    Lake are mouldable.
  • , so I’m thinking of getting some custom ones like Adam Hansen’s pair. Therefore my questions are if it’s worth it, and how much are you willing to pay for a fully custom pair (to see if I’m not undervaluing them and out of curiosity)?

    Thanks in advance.

    $2000-$2500 AUSD currently sold out but you can enquire on the website.

    https://hanseeno.myshopify.com/collections/shoes
  • Or if you want to look like Brad?

    https://www.simmons-racing.com/cycling-2
  • webboowebboo Posts: 2,703
    , so I’m thinking of getting some custom ones like Adam Hansen’s pair. Therefore my questions are if it’s worth it, and how much are you willing to pay for a fully custom pair (to see if I’m not undervaluing them and out of curiosity)?

    Thanks in advance.

    $2000-$2500 AUSD currently sold out but you can enquire on the website.

    https://hanseeno.myshopify.com/collections/shoes
    I’m puzzled to understand how custom shoes would be sold out.
  • webboo wrote:
    I’m puzzled to understand how custom shoes would be sold out.

    Not sure if it's still the case, but there used to be a rule that any equipment used in pro cycling had to be commercially available. To comply with this, he made a few extra pairs and sold them off on his website. I would be surprised if he is making custom shoes for anyone but himself.
  • webboowebboo Posts: 2,703
    So custom as in already made and a certain size. So a bit like those made to measure Assos shorts I bought in a medium size. :lol:
  • joey54321joey54321 Posts: 1,297
    I have custom insoles which have been amazing, £100 from Cyclefit about 4-5 years ago. One of the best cycling purchases I've made.
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