Shoes for CX?
Can anyone recommend some good shoes for CX? I have been wearing Sidis Megas but they are too narrow across the front. My cheapie dhb M1.0 are comfy but have limited cleat adjustment (can’t get cleat far enough forward) and can’t take studs.
Looking for something stiff, with wide toebox and take studs.
CheersPosted 5 months ago
Thanks all. Lakes seem pricey, but at least put up mm measurements so you can see what you get. Absolute last resort. XC61 and Northwave Hammer look very good value, but seem all out of stock / discontinued – are there new versions?
All the LBS near here seem to have only one or two styles of spd shoes, no one seems to have a decent range, even the big shops like Evans. Is there really nowhere with a decent range of shoes that you can actually try on?Posted 5 months agomick_rSubscriber
Paul Hewitt in Leyland has NW Hammer CX specific in a few sizes for £89.
Mavic Crossmax Elite CM look interesting but not cheap.
Not been at all impressed with Lake – the Boa kept jamming, sheathing stripped and cables frayed / locked up. Sole debonded at front, and being real leather they kept going mouldy when drying (family of four racing and never had any other shoes go mouldy under the same conditions).
Ratchet closing Shimano without mesh panels have been most reliable and pretty waterproof but seems very little choice at the moment.Posted 5 months agohairylegsMember
Best thing to do is find a shop that sells a good range and try as many pairs as poss on. After years and years of wearing Shimano I recently bought a pair of Bontrager Katans which I’m really pleased with.
Highly recommend getting a pair with the option of fitting studs.Posted 5 months agoshedbrewedMember
I have some Northwave Hammer CX in a 45 to sell as they were to narrow for my feet, just be aware that even the same manufacturer can change the shape of the last the shoes are made on. I have the Northwave Artic (sic) winter boots in the same size and they’re plenty roomy.
DMT MTB shoes work for me. I had a pair for two seasons, Diamante? and they were fine til the cleat mount failed, and a pair of Lynx now for 2 seasons that are much stiffer but beginning to look like the cleat mounts are going.Posted 5 months ago
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