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Offline dkoloko

Re: Single pair of shoes, or bike AND walking shoes?
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2015, 11:04:09 am »
Your choice; I did the Pacific Coast Route in the fall; no problem being warm enough with Keen sandals. Cleats in the Keen sandals do not touch floor. On every mountain bike shoe I own, the cleats protrude beyond the recess.

Offline jsieberMT

Re: Single pair of shoes, or bike AND walking shoes?
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2015, 01:34:56 pm »
Thanks! Interestingly, those are one of the pairs I ended up getting.  I like them, though they are around a half-size too small.  I tried the next size up, but they were a bit loose, so I'll see if I can suffer through the ride with them; hopefully they'll stretch out a bit.

- Tim
I've had two pairs of different Pearl Izumi mtb shoes and had the same fit issues with both. They do stretch a little over time, but I still wish they were just a touch larger. Overall, I've been happy with these as they allow me to still use spd mtb clips, look similar to a regular tennis shoe and walk pretty well. I really like the regular laces with the pocket in the tongue of the shoe to keep the laces out of the chain.

Offline tbessie

Re: Single pair of shoes, or bike AND walking shoes?
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2015, 01:55:00 pm »
the cleat doesn't touch the ground when walking.
Not when you're walking on smooth surfaces, but have you tried walking on gravel in those shoes?

Heh, not yet - I'm sure I'll get some gunk stuck in there. :-/

- Tim
Touring: Bruce Gordon Rock 'n Road Tour 2014
Century/Weekend: Gunnar Sport with Campagnolo Centaur
Every Day: Bianchi Eros parts on a Bianchi Brava frame, Campagnolo Mirage
Every Day Backup: Jamis Quest parts on a Surly Pacer frame

Offline RonK

Single pair of shoes, or bike AND walking shoes?
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2015, 12:41:26 am »
A shoe stiff enough to be efficient on the bike isn't a good hiker.
In fact, my hiking boots and shoes, like most hiking footwear have steel shanks and are stiffer than my MTB cycling shoes.
« Last Edit: May 23, 2015, 12:43:53 am by RonK »
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Offline Venchka

Re: Single pair of shoes, or bike AND walking shoes?
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2015, 01:59:10 pm »

A shoe stiff enough to be efficient on the bike isn't a good hiker.
In fact, my hiking boots and shoes, like most hiking footwear have steel shanks and are stiffer than my MTB cycling shoes.

There it is.
Thanks everyone. I think that the answer for me and what I hope to do on a longish tour next summer will involve flat pedals and hiking footwear.

Wayne


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Offline docmarty

Re: Single pair of shoes, or bike AND walking shoes?
« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2016, 10:30:07 pm »
Try diadora ultraspins - dont look like a bike shoe, but very sleek. Lots of bike shoes available these days. Several mentioned here:
http://www.runninggearlab.com/

Offline tbessie

Re: Single pair of shoes, or bike AND walking shoes?
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2016, 02:37:33 am »
Try diadora ultraspins - dont look like a bike shoe, but very sleek. Lots of bike shoes available these days. Several mentioned here:
http://www.runninggearlab.com/

Thanks, I'll take a look at those!

Since last year, I went on another tour this year, this time in the UK.  Given the propensity for damp over there, I wanted a waterproof shoe that I could walk and bike in.  I ended up settling on these guys, where I was pretty happy with:

http://www.shimano-lifestylegear.com/us/fw/products/tour/016sh_xm7.php?pSccontentsPro

Do you know those?

- Tim
Touring: Bruce Gordon Rock 'n Road Tour 2014
Century/Weekend: Gunnar Sport with Campagnolo Centaur
Every Day: Bianchi Eros parts on a Bianchi Brava frame, Campagnolo Mirage
Every Day Backup: Jamis Quest parts on a Surly Pacer frame