- Anyone wearing the On-one flat shoes
They look, um, practical. Actually well thought out with few seams and minimal water entry.
The SPD trail shoe though….. any plans for a velcro version? Sole look reasonable, nice price.
Laces have no place on a trail shoe. Hate having to stop to redo the laces, and hate picking them undone covered in mud or with frozen fingers.Posted 3 months agorickonwheelsMember
If anyone tries the trail shoe on flat pedals (i.e. with that blanking plate in place) and they aren’t terrible, please let me know.
I want some cheap mtb shoes with pushing-bike-up-a-muddy-hill capable tread, butPosted 3 months ago
don’t use SPD’s/other name for clips which aren’t clips apparentlyonly use flats.stanfreeMember
They look fine for the price but the sole looks very similiar to the Scott FR10 which I bought from start cycles for about £30. They are in no way a 5.10 equivalent , good looking but the sole has nowhere near the grip . The Scotts are ok for a quick local spin but I doubt you would want to be thrashing down techy trails on long uplift days. Id imagine a pair of leather vans would probabky be better. Still worth a pop for £35.Posted 3 months agothisisnotaspoonSubscriber
My first proper set of flat pedal shoes (after some too flexy vans skatebaord shoes) were some Element’s which actually had a really hard outer sole over an (EVA?) mid sole. Which was great as they were nicely stiff even if the construction was more like what you get on a running shoe. Stuck like poop to fleece, but then I was using mk2 burgtech pedals which had M3 screws for pins, so anything would!
I think the 5.10 stealth rubber is over hyped somewhat. Yes it’s good, but what you really need is something flat-ish with just enough give to conform to the pins. And plenty of brands have managed that either by compound choice or construction (how many BMX’ers wear 5.10’s?).Posted 3 months agoepicycloSubscriber
Laces have no place on a trail shoe. Hate having to stop to redo the laces…
Tie them like an old-time cyclist.
The knot to be on the outside part of the foot, not the centre, then tuck the loops under the laces about 2 or 3 holes down.
They never come loose if you do that.
That doesn’t help with the mud or cold though. 🙂Posted 3 months agocontrol67Member
Righto, they arrived this afternoon and I’ve been struggling with tyres so I haven’t had a chance to wear them in anger yet, but so far…
I wear an 11 in most shoes and trainers (Vans, Nike, etc.) but sometimes I’ll be a 10 if the shoe is wider fit (Loake, Caterpillar). I am definitely an 11 in these, the fit feels very similar to Vans.
They look a little less orthotic in the flesh, the inner edge of the collar is nicely padded so should protect the ankle a bit from impact and the tongue had a neat little elastic strap across it that could be used to tuck the ends of the laces if they were long enough.
I’ve worn them around the house and for driving and they are comfortable enough for that, the sole is stiff enough for riding, but flexible enough to walk. A quick stand on the pedals and they feel stable and secure on the pins.Posted 2 months ago
mine arrived and they seem to fit nicely I think. Sizing is similar to vans and they are finished in orange not yellow like I think the pics had. Not ridden in them yet. Bit concerned the inner padding will rub away on the crank but I doubt it. Soles are sticky when placed on a work surface. Seem stiff enough.Posted 2 months ago
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