Cycle shoe innovation = good, from Nike = meh

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  • These are actually pretty cracking, despite the fact they look like indoor football shoes (and have Lance's tiresome Livestrong brand plastered on the tongue, swoosh etc.).

    By day:

    By night (with help from headlights)

  • I really dont get those nike fixed shoes. They are just ugly football shoes in bad colours. The reflective/goth arrangement does not make them much better.

  • Good use of reflective fabric, bad use of nike styling dept.

  • Man, you eat well, I gots to raise my eating game.

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  • Well I haven't tried them yet (ironically I only ride clipless...), but according to Superted they are fine. All I wanted was to do a simple and sober shoe that actually serves a purpose.

    yorgo

  • I like the fancy fabric, it's on the Howies Long Way Home jacket iirc...

  • If they got rid of that stupid fucking football shoe tongue it would look a lot better,
    and if they laced it internally to avoid excessive wear and tear on the laces from entering/exiting your clips/straps.
    But clearly they thought just re-branding a football shoe with different colours and a stiffer sole was enough.....

  • Bah, I'd get them :P

  • Shoes! on the dinner table! my ma wood'a a gimme me a clip round the ear-ole for less!

  • They're not that bad. They remind me of the Puma goodyear tackies.

  • well, i like them. sling a pair my way yorgo old pal. you know, like i did with that polo shirt... oh yeah! THE POLO SHIRT! cough cough ;)

  • The is more of a WIN for 3M's research and development labs than NIKE INC

  • well, i like them. sling a pair my way yorgo old pal. you know, like i did with that polo shirt... oh yeah! THE POLO SHIRT! cough cough ;)

    What shoe size are you? Oh the POLO shirt damn... it's still in a storage box - I'm living out of a bag these days.. sorry. I just need to remember to take a shot of someone wearing one at the court. Sorry

  • size US 8 :D boom!

  • Good use of reflective fabric, bad use of nike styling dept.

    lookin a bit better here, though not sure if they all have the 3M coating...will these have a cleat or is it strictly toestraps?

    +1 on donut! though...all the design muscle in the world and they reuse a footy shoe...dont see the connection but open to argument. reckon the nearest shoe with a black lace is the pick

  • No Cleats
    The only one with 3M is mine (not pictured above - this was the first series of 4 riders, I'm in the next one)

  • nice...any knowledge whether nike are gonna do anything more cycling specific shoes? or are they just tapping into whats happening?

  • Good stuff Le car w

  • where is the innovation and where is the cycling shoe?

  • Given what you had to work with, i think youve come up trumps

  • Thanks - I could (NOT) show you the fake SIDI allover print I suggested at first... they went like WHAT!? Was funny - from far away the shoe looked just like a Sidi Dominator, with the Nike logo instead of the Sidi one. A bit too controversial though. In the end I'm happy with that much simpler idea..

  • nice...any knowledge whether nike are gonna do anything more cycling specific shoes? or are they just tapping into whats happening?

    Nike have done proper cycling stuff for yonks, they do proper cycling shoes, lycra and all that. They sponsor mr armstrong too.

    Stuff like this:

    They also bought out BMX spd shoes for beijing olympics:

  • They pretty much stopped making proper cycling shoes about 4 years ago - anything you see lance/cav and others wearing are one offs, based on old lasts

  • Thanks - I could (NOT) show you the fake SIDI allover print I suggested at first... they went like WHAT!? Was funny - from far away the shoe looked just like a Sidi Dominator, with the Nike logo instead of the Sidi one. A bit too controversial though. In the end I'm happy with that much simpler idea..

    That reminds me of the Burton Ozone, and 32 Fruitbot, ripping the old langes:

      ![](http://thirtytwo.com/content/product­s/fall-2008/boots/fruit-boot-white.jpg)
    
  • I don't like them, but I want my whole body to glow like that at night so that I'm not crushed by a car and left twitching in the Norfolk countryside.

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