Flats – What you people wearing on your plates of meat ?
not as grippy as 5:10s but do the job fine – and are cheapPosted 9 years agodavidtaylforthMember
I wear some Regatta light hiking boots I got cheap from a discount shop. They keep my feet nice and dry and are pretty comfy. Grip is ok, apart from on really bumpy trails.
For ultimate grip, get 5:10 impact shoes, I borrowed my friends and did a run of Innerleithen on my hardtail and my feet didnt come off once, unlike with my Etnies.
For dirtjumping you probably want some less grippy shoes, which is where skate shoes excel over 5:10sPosted 9 years agohicksvilleMember
depends on your riding, I use/used lightweight hiking boots with vibram sole, currently raichle, for winter and most of the summer, then merrels with a vibram sole. Both cheap from TK maxx, I have used trainers and skate shoes found them to soft to pedal for ages, ripped to shreads in a short while so stuck with the above. I am sure 5. 10s are brill but the cost puts me off 😥Posted 9 years agoSpacemanMember
Vans with waffle soles may be half the price of 5:10s, but will last less than half as long, and are no way as grippy.
I’ve had my spaz shoes for over 18 months and they look like new, Vans would have been in tatters in that time. 5:10s are the business, especially in really shitey conditions. You have to lift your foot to reposition it if you put it on the pedal in the wrong place they are that sticky, I’ve not seen that with the multitude of other shoes I’ve worn over the years.Posted 9 years agosimonralli2Member
Well guess who bought these in the UK in Stiff over Christmas, but didn’t have room to bring them back home, and then forgot to bring them back a couple of weeks later when back on business despite me even going to The Big Yellow to pick up a couple of other things in storage 🙁
Posted 9 years agosimonralli2Member
Sorry I should say that these are my second pair of 5 tens and although not that cool and very sticky.
I do feel somewhat mildly vindicated after today’s ride, where Roper asked me yet again if I plan to move to clip ons. I don’t feel I have enough technical ability to feel confident in them. Anyway, our ride today was so claggy with clay, on the way beack he couldn’t even clip in it was that bad.
I am sure it could be different though next weekend if we do the ride with the 20km climb.Posted 9 years ago
i’ve got shimano mp56’s. good in filth as they’ve got a lace-cover. i might try 5.10s in the summer (if we get a summer) but i can’t see them comparing to the shimanos in the wet.
Am I the only one who thinks they look even more “special” than 5 10s? The current generation of 5 10’s are thoroughly waterproof, and the old ones weren’t bad. With sealskinz…fuggedaboutit.
The shimanos dont really compare in terms of grip.Posted 9 years agoJimboMember
“5 10s and skate shoes are worlds apart, there simply is no comparison. 5 10s all the way. I’ve never had a problem with them in the wet either re jimbo’s post.”
They function fine in the wet, gripping like a…grippy thing. However, they soak up a LOT of water and take a good few days to dry out.
This was in massively wet conditions (i.e. last summer) however. In light rain/staying away from the puddles, they’re sufficient.
Anyone used the AM40s? Quite tempted, if just for a change…Posted 9 years agoro63rtMember
I’ve found that any skater style trainers with my Easton Cullys are griper than a grippy thing. However with what everyone says about 5.10’s I’m going to have to give them a blast.
I do have to revert back to clipless in the winter tho with Shimano boots. As there are no flatty shoes that can take the weather in the lakes without getting cold, wet, soggy feet.
So if anyone knows plase let me know!Posted 9 years ago
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