Best shoes for us with flat pedals
Right, spelling lesson out of the way.
If you are good with flat pedals and don’t do much xc on them, then most skate shoes will do. However, if you do any sort of distance then you want something more rigid than most skate shoes, so something like the 5:10 Karver or the new Shimano ones (AM41?).
I personally use the Karvers and can strongly recommend them.Posted 6 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I had 5 10s, they were decent- tons of grip. But thick soles, and fell apart after one winter. They soak up water like a sponge then seemed to rot. And Sambob’s spot on, the inner sole of mine was cardboard, that might be OK in a £10 Tesco trainer but in a £90 outdoors shoe it’s just ridiculous. You get the feeling the designers live in a desert.
Got Shimano AM40s now, they’re better in every way, except they have slightly less grip. They do have more grip than they need though, so for me it’s a nonissue. 5 10 inspire a bit more confidence with the glued-on feel but with any halfway suitable shoe- Shimano, 5 10, Vans, Etnies, whatever- your foot will only slip if you screw up and lift, and if you screw up your foot will lift regardless of shoe.
I’m perfectly happy riding in my ancient clapped out worn out Vans tbh. But if I was buying shoes today it’d be the new Shimanos.
dangerousdan – Member
theyre so grippy i once had to stop, reposition my foot and then set off again!
Sounds rubbishPosted 6 years ago
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