Eating away at my sole

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  • Yeah I U'dTFS and there's three or four threads a bit like this but nothing exactly.

    The pedals on my bike have an annoying habit of eating away at the sole of my shoe, unsurprisingly where the greatest pressure points are. My old shoes had to be replaced because they actually dug two holes right the way through.

    The pedals are not very exciting ones off a Fuji track with toeclips.

    Robbed this image of a classified thread but it's those pedals. today I tried to grind the offending edges off with my Dremel but they stood firm.

    The trainers in question are Vans with the standard waffle sole which I bought because I reckoned they'd stand up better than my old Pumas.

    I'm not going to go clipless because of the cost and faff associated with carrying two different pairs of shoes around. The questions is, should I get some shoes with tougher soles or replace the pedals for some super advanced "don't fuck up your shoes" models, and if so, any recommendations? Or indeed, should I just stop complaining and replace my shoes every 6 months when the holes get too bad?

  • Vans- there's your answer

  • I had exactly the same problem with those shimano style clips and straps, I went clipless but sound like in a round about way you're asking for recommendations for a pedal with a larger platform, the MKS gr-9 fit the bill perfectly:

    Vans- there's your answer

    I don't think the shoe is the problem as I have experienced the same issues with Dunlop and Addias trainers

  • MKS are also about to release a copy of the WI urban platform, which should really solve a lot of people's problems...

  • I don't think the shoe is the problem as I have experienced the same issues with Dunlop and Addias trainers[/QUOTE]

    Well known cycling shoe brands also

  • Well known cycling shoe brands also

    Eh? I don't think this style of pedal is designed to be used with a cycling specific shoe. I understand that some quill style pedals are designed for shoes with a slotted sole but I don't believe these cheaper clips and straps are, correct me if I'm wrong.

  • MKS GR-9's have a platform, and you can attached toe clips.

  • MKS are also about to release a copy of the WI urban platform, which should really solve a lot of people's problems...

    that really is excellent news.

  • Thanks for the help. The MKS GR9s look perfect. Nice and flat.

    As for the brand of shoe being to blame, at the end of the day I'm mashing two pieces of jagged metal into two pieces of rubber for an hour a day. Which one do you think will come off worse?

    As Gabe says, platform pedals are designed for use with "civvy" shoes like Vans, Adidas, whatever, are they not?

  • MKS Urban Platform pedals are out now

  • ^ they look a bit pimp. Look ideal for using normal shoes, and double strap?

  • I demand compensation for the use of my image. As an aspiring photographer I find this blatant copyright infringement a bitter pill to swallow.

  • Also, I've fucked up a couple of pairs of vans on similar pedals.

  • Also, I've fucked up a couple of pairs of vans on similar pedals.

    Similar pedals to the MKS or similar pedals to the Fuji track ones?

  • Eeenteresting! I can't find any photos of the other side. Are they meant for clipping in? I've seen another brand, White Industries, that looks a bit as if you're meant to be able to clip in with Look cleats.

  • ^^Similar to the Fuji.

  • Eeenteresting! I can't find any photos of the other side. Are they meant for clipping in? I've seen another brand, White Industries, that looks a bit as if you're meant to be able to clip in with Look cleats.

    No they're just a standard platform pedal for use with toe clips just same as the WI

  • I demand compensation for the use of my image. As an aspiring photographer I find this blatant copyright infringement a bitter pill to swallow.

    where would this shop be? I want one of the stems in the background

  • I think you may have quoted the wrong post...

  • yes, but I assumed as you claimed image rights you might have taken the image and know where the bike shop in which said pedals were photographed is?

    does anyone know what shop this is, more importantly is it in london?

  • Oh, I get it. It's kind of a little spot for the foot to finish through on the push?

  • yes, but I assumed as you claimed image rights you might have taken the image and know where the bike shop in which said pedals were photographed is?

    does anyone know what shop this is, more importantly is it in london?

    Oh right! I meant the first picture in the thread, ha ha, that's what confused me. I have no idea what shop it is, sorry.

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