/ Cycling shoes

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Minneconjou Sioux - on 03 Feb 2013

WTF am I missing? Why so expensive? I'm just about to get an entry level bike and the effing shoes are 10-25% of the cost!
balmybaldwin - on 03 Feb 2013
Minneconjou Sioux - on 03 Feb 2013
In reply to balmybaldwin:

Thanks. That looks more resonable. Just got to find some over here.
Caterham - on 03 Feb 2013
In reply to Minneconjou Sioux:

Generally the really expensive shoes are pricey due to the materials used to stiffen up the soles. Composites and the like. Cheaper shoes will normally have fibreglass or the like soles.

I echo whats already been said get yourself down to your local bike shop and try lots of different shoes, the fit between brands can be radically different. When I worked in a shop I found generally customers with normal feet liked the shimano shoes while those with slighter wider feet often seemed more comfortable with specialized shoes. Obviosuly there are no rules as such, their your feet!

Also bear in mind you will be riding in them not walking so bear this in mnd when trying them on, the number of people who used to put them on and walk around like they were buying trainers was quite funny!
JCurrie - on 03 Feb 2013
In reply to Minneconjou Sioux:
Your 'over here' comment probably negates this but I have a pair of 43s you could have.
Jase
Rigid Raider - on 03 Feb 2013
In reply to Minneconjou Sioux:

Cycling shoes are expensive because the production runs are small and because cyclists are prepared to spend more on shoes as accessories than they would on their ordinary walking around shoes.

I am at the stage in my road cycling where I'm beginning to spin much more rather than just push and I'm beginning to realise that I need a shoe that grips my foot more securely. I dread the process of trying to find something that fits.
JamButty - on 03 Feb 2013
In reply to Minneconjou Sioux: I use a second hand pair of Shimano MB shoes and they're fine for my abilities. See if you can scrounge some second hand, like the offer above, or cheap on ebay, or even the £25 ones at Sports Direct.

They won't make you into Lance Armstrong, but there are other methods that can do that :-0

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Minneconjou Sioux - on 03 Feb 2013
In reply to JamButty:
> > They won't make you into Lance Armstrong, but there are other methods that can do that :-0

LOL. I was in an airport the other day and a cafe was selling Lance Armstrong sweets. I should have bought a packet and checked if they made me go faster.

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