Recomendations for some cycle shoes.
Just got a brompton, want to run some egg beaters. Im after some shoes that look like casual trainers that will take an mtb cleat.
Chrome Truk Pro
Bump for additional recommendations as I'm also after a multi use pair of shoes. Something that you can walk about in and then whack a cleat in the bottom
DZR's are the classic. However in my experience casual looking shoes with cleats aren't ones you'd want to wear all day. They're the worst of both worlds, too flexy for cycling and too stiff for walking. Fine for going to the shops but I wouldn't wear them to work.
Giro Republic are also a nice compromise and seem pretty sturdy. Replaceable rubber soles too which is nice
Five Ten do casual shoes that take a cleat. Chrome are flexy. Giro Republic are a good shoe. But a shoe that is good as a cycling shoe is like walking in foot ball boots, unless you go all out and get pedals with a platform.
towards the more cycle end of non cycling looking cycle shoes the decathlon 500 spd's are pretty nifty, easy enough to walk in/ not too weird looking to pop to shops/cafe etc before/after work
sole is as stiff as you'd want for walking, paired with a set of shoes tucked under the work desk has worked well for me for the last 4-5 months
you don't need cleats unless you are racing on the road
just wear normal shoes
But every ride is a race?
I bought some Five Ten to go with my V8's... flat pedal riding is not for me, except when practising wheelies.
I haven't got them, but I stumbled across these recently and thought they weren't too bad looking.
My Brompton is my only bike without egg beaters as it's my pub/meetings bike.
yeah true, cleats are good if you're riding in terrible fucking mud
flat pedals teach you better mtb skills, it's the truth
But you always ride flats?
flats unless racing or supermud
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