good 4 walking shoes for spd sl

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good 4 walking shoes for spd sl

Postby stated » Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:47 pm

Are there some shoes that are spd sl style but are better for walking than those carbon soled that I have? or are these type of shoes only available for spd pedals?
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Postby Mulger bill » Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:53 pm

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If you want to avoid the duck walk, I believe it's MTB shoes and pedals.
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Postby sogood » Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:25 am

Correct, CB Quattro supplies a 3 hole fitting kit for their cleat to match regular road shoes or match their other pedal models with any MTB shoes.

But back to OP's question, no, there are no SPD-SL compatible shoes that's "easy" to walk in. If you want to be able to walk, then get a MTB shoe or even general cycling shoes and match it up with another pedal system (CB or SPD).
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Postby stated » Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:10 am

thanks, the shoe/pedals I bought cost around $300 so I'll just Live with them. :(
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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:42 am

I think you may be able to get a heal added to make then a little easier to walk in.
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Postby stated » Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:51 pm

If I wore normal shoe will that damage the pedal?
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Postby sogood » Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:25 pm

stated wrote:If I wore normal shoe will that damage the pedal?

Depends on what your "normal" shoes is made of. With rubber sole, I think you'll be pretty safe as far as damaging the pedal is concerned. But I would say it's rather dangerous to ride a clipless pedal using regular shoes. You are likely to slip of and injure yourself.
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Postby Bnej » Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:01 pm

I have ridden short distances with Shimano M520 double-sided MTB pedals wearing Dunlop Volley shoes. It's passable, but uncomfortable - the pedal is a wonky shape and doesn't provide the best grip.

If you want dual purpose pedals (cleats and normal shoes) I think the CB Mallet and Smarty, as well as the Shimano M324 and M475 are suitable. The M324 is one side platform one side clipless, the others I believe normal shoes push the mechanism down and you just pedal on the platform part.
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Postby stryker84 » Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:30 pm

and just to test the boundaries, i don't suppose there's any road cleat + normal shoe combo ? since the 324, CB mallets etc are all MTB cleats ...
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