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skippy
12-02-2008, 03:02 PM
Anyone got any good recommendations on mtb shoes...not so crazy on them winter boots...something that will need very little care and will take a good battering???

Don
12-02-2008, 03:06 PM
I got these a while back and can't fault them, they are also black and silver which is always good.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=22308

Byrner
12-02-2008, 03:12 PM
well..
I go through a pair of the expensive Carbon ones every year..I also wore out a pair of those Shimano Skate style ones as well..
I would be interested in a solid hard wearing pair of shoes too..mind you I should be a tester for all these companies the amount of gear I wear out..
I don't like them winter boots either..The shoes are going cheap on CRC ,Skip..

skippy
12-02-2008, 03:33 PM
I think that top strap would not like my style...could be a little light on the Chuck Norris...

Any views on these....

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=16851

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=25534

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=25916

al
12-02-2008, 03:37 PM
the diadora have a wierd fitting not everyone gets on with them. We used to do them in the shop

honourablegeorge
12-02-2008, 03:43 PM
Got a set of these. The flap keeps out most of the wet. Admittedly, they make me look like I have a double dose of club foot, but they're cheap and dry, so I'm happy.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=7610

Dethshed
12-02-2008, 03:48 PM
the Diadora (Chili Extreme winter boots I have) have a narrow footbed on them, I've 'normal' feet and they felt a bit tight - even a year later - I thought they'd stretch-out in time

if you did have the desire for winter boots though - these (http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/?fn=product&productId=1081)are really comfy and warm, especially up Rostrevor last week
http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/images/product/fullsize/00001448.jpg

Byrner
12-02-2008, 03:54 PM
nope..i've had those shimano golf ones and the winter ones..wore the golf shoes out in Morzine and the winterboots just felt like lumps of wood

OZ
12-02-2008, 06:12 PM
These are good. No mesh making them fairly waterproof/warm. Had them for 9 months now and still in pretty good shape.

http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/?fn=product&productId=1073&categoryId=136

afgan
12-02-2008, 06:22 PM
got a pair of these during the summer, and am very happy,
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=22304

OZ
12-02-2008, 07:20 PM
Yip there the same as my ones, carbon sole n stuff.

Byrner
12-02-2008, 07:49 PM
they are the ones i have..you should see the state of them !! they must have done at least 3 tours in Iraq !!

ColinB
12-02-2008, 08:37 PM
the Diadora (Chili Extreme winter boots I have) have a narrow footbed on them, I've 'normal' feet and they felt a bit tight - even a year later - I thought they'd stretch-out in time

if you did have the desire for winter boots though - these (http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/?fn=product&productId=1081)are really comfy and warm, especially up Rostrevor last week
http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/images/product/fullsize/00001448.jpg

I have those, on their second winter, going strong..

For normal shoes you can't go far wrong with Specialised, I've had two pairs of these :
http://www.evanscycles.com/products/specialized/bg-comp-mtb-shoes-ec017522

ColinB
12-02-2008, 08:39 PM
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Byrner
12-02-2008, 09:41 PM
here Skip are the shoes of Doom...I got them before the 1st K Cap race

spoke
12-02-2008, 09:51 PM
I had a pair of Shimanos for years (I think they were the M075s) and they were bombproof. They dried really quick too which I didn't realise was a bonus until I got my current pair of shoes which take for ever. I know people who have ripped of the ratchet system on their Shimano shoes before so the velcro is possibly a better option if you want them to last.

The Adidas ones should get much cheaper shortly as they are actually Mavics (they paid Adidas to put the Adidas logo on for some bizarre reason). In '09 Mavic are releasing all their shoes under their own name.

I had a pair of Sidi's years ago that lasted for years too. They are expensive but worth it imo.

Transporter
12-03-2008, 07:57 AM
Don't get them Adidas ones, they will stink the place out after the first spin.
Hard to beat the Shimano shoes I think, best thing is to pop into the cyclesuperstore, they have a good selection so you can try them on, last thing you want is to buy a pair on the net and find our they are not a good fit.

Byrner
12-03-2008, 08:37 AM
I can't believe nobody wants to buy my SHoes of Doom..FFS !!..the ratchets still work perfectly though, which is weird !! and the grips on the heels are still intact..though I suspect i'll have to get a consaw at the cleats to get them out...

al
12-03-2008, 09:42 AM
id go shimano good fit and do exactly what they say on the tin. If they have ratchets you get them replaced easily and cheaply abotu 6.50 or something like that. I'd recommend winter boots they kept my feet warm and toasty last night.

karlos
12-04-2008, 09:54 AM
Shimano MW02 winter boots all the way.Very snug i wore them most of this year being so wet.Boots not heavy but will need waterproof gortex spray aftera few months.Byrner what were you doin in ur shoes either walkin a lot or got no brakes workin.I know ur goin to tell us you dont need brakes.

Byrner
12-04-2008, 10:42 AM
no..I hate walking..I don't know how I wore them out..though I could have done it walking my DH bike..and wearing them digging !!