Driving with SPD shoes is it the done thing

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  • Warrenpfo
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    Just wondering if people drive there cars to and from riding with the same shoes on or take a spare pair. I have some MP66's and forgot to take them off after the ride started the car and drove off only to slip off the cluch pedal and have to pull over to change shoes.

    What do other people do

    sc-xc
    Member

    I clip in to the accelerator pedal and go.

    Well, I did before the ban.

    jon1973
    Member

    I drive with SPDs quite a lot without a problem. Don't see why you would slip if you have rubber pedal covers on your clutch, brake and throttle.

    stumpy01
    Member

    Always take other shoes – mainly in case my riding ones get really crappy while riding.
    I suspect that my 'trail' type spds (Shimano something or another) would be fine to drive in though, whereas my proper Pearl Izumi spds would most definitely be a liability!

    I forget sensible shoes all the time and have really silly studded SPD shoes. Most journeys are conducted in a haze of clutch smoke. Not cool.

    bigyinn
    Member

    Naah, just doesnt feel right or safe to me. Too little flex in the sole and rubber too stiff to grip pedals properly.
    Trainers every time.

    Try not to kill someone.

    soobalias
    Member

    my northwave celcius are a bit sketchy
    my summer shoes are ok – usually have trainers if im driving in case my shoes are manky, else i drive barefoot.

    thomthumb
    Member

    i have done- find it a bit sketchy. rather drive barefoot.

    Premier Icon Lifer
    Subscriber

    If you slipped off I'd increase the spring tension

    jedi
    Member

    only drive in spd shoes if you can text at the same time 🙂

    Bing
    Member

    🙄 just drive.

    hh45
    Member

    surely not? I find the cleats catch rather than slip. Only time i was ever caught out without any alternative footwear I drove barefoot as a safer option.

    I had to drive a mate to hospital after he broke his collarbone on a ride. I was wearing SPD whoes and combined with having to drive his van it was a nightmare with cleat taking away any pedal feel.

    Premier Icon grtdkad
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    Carbon soles + studs work perfectly with the auto-box!

    antigee
    Member

    i'd rather not wet muddy and slippery

    same problem with shorts and pants so i take those off as well – whats the worse thing that can happen?

    antigee
    Member

    glass half full alert! (plus vague memories of specialist films)

    rephrase "what is best thing that could happen"

    WTF
    Member

    Always change from my ones for the drive home.
    Isn`t impossible to drive with them just uncomfortable tbh.

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