velospace is about bikes and the people who ride them marketplace photos random forums














    • CommentAuthorrobotnick
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2012
     
    hey i wanted to get your input on these shoes are they worth 100 i have a fixed gear bike and i was wondering if these were good or are there better shoes i can get for the same price?thanks :)
  1.  
    if you have wide feet, then they are worth the price.

    try to look at mavic avenir or shimano r087
  2.  
    They are worth it but since they have ONLY velcro for a "lacing" system, I just don't think they are going to feel tight the whole day. I feel like they might loosen up have a few skids. Another thing to think about is if you are on and off the bike throughout the day. With city riding, I wear MTB shoes because they are more comfortable to walk around in, since I'm on and off the bike through the day.

    Just some thoughts....
    • CommentAuthorShaku
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2012
     
    Velcro is definitely a no go. I bought my first pair of clipless shoes, and they were velcro only, and even with my little experience with clipless shoes, the loosening was quite noticeable and very annoying. I never went on too long of rides with them, but im sure after riding with some loose shoes for a while, they would give you some blisters in unwanted places from all the rubbing.

    My friends all use those shoes that have a ratchet system. But don't get the Northwave ratchet system, it was very annoying to use, and while I was trying them on at the shop, they jammed up and I had a shoe stuck on my foot for about 20 minutes while about 3 sales associates tried to get me out of it. very awkward. Sidi's do make some fantastic ratchet systems as does Shimano.
    • CommentAuthorveggie
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2012
     
    My northwave MTB shoes are velcro only, I have no problems, although I don't skid.
    • CommentAuthorShaku
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2012
     
    Posted By: veggieMy northwave MTB shoes are velcro only, I have no problems, although I don't skid.


    I didnt skid, but even with just resisting the motion of the wheel by pulling up or just simply pulling up when pedaling it loosened up
    • CommentAuthorveggie
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2012
     
    I didn't have any problems on my track bike, but I haven't used mtb pedals on it for like a year
  3.  
    I've run lace only, velcro only and combo, if its a good quality model it will be fine.
    Velcro only is the best, most adjustable.
    • CommentAuthorHaegan
    • CommentTimeOct 2nd 2012
     
    Boa ftw!
  4.  
    Boa is pretty rad. I was working at a snow shop when it showed up on new boots. Everybody was droooooling.
  5.  
    Velcrud...watch what happen after a season or two of using them.
    • CommentAuthoreaglerock
    • CommentTimeOct 3rd 2012 edited
     
    Posted By: MustangWolfVelcrud...watch what happen after a season or two of using them.

    This is my second biggest problem with Velcro. The Velcro straps on my Dominators are starting to give up; I often have to crane down while I'm riding to refasten them. I've more or less retired my old Shimanos for that reason; at least I can replace the Sidi straps.

    My biggest issue with Velcro is the all-or-nothing nature of the attachment. When it's new, it sticks so hard you have to fight to separate it; when it ages, it'll look attached and then fail as soon as you stress it.
    • CommentAuthoradrian13346
    • CommentTimeOct 3rd 2012 edited
     
    Velro isn't as bad as some of you make it out to be. I have a pair of Shimano R077's that tighten and stay tight just like when I got them a year ago. Most of my riding in them was on a fixed gear and I never noticed them loosen while riding.
    • CommentAuthoreaglerock
    • CommentTimeOct 3rd 2012
     
    ∧ That's fine, but check back in a couple of years. Nice shoes cost a lot; it's not crazy to want them to last a while.
    • CommentAuthorveggie
    • CommentTimeOct 3rd 2012
     
    I have a pair of northwave mtb shoes that my dad raced in in the mid 90s an the velcro is just as good as my 2 yeqr old pair
 
\



velospace | about, FAQ & policies | contact | blog | status | site map
© 2005-2011 velospace. All Rights Reserved.