Best Shoes for Riding Flat Pedals?

Discussion in 'Shoes' started by Mikie, Dec 20, 2014.



  1. FizzyCola

    FizzyCola Member

    Location:
    Art Tuttle's trailer
    Name:
    Dr. Thunder
    Well this is a sad moment, my FIVE TEN Impacts arrived today and I just tried them on, they are too snug. I went true to size and my toes are scraping the end of the toe box. They feel cramped and it feels like the padding is crunching my toes.
     
  2. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Sorry to hear. Send them back.
     
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  3. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    Yup, thats adidas for ya
     
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  4. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    If u havent already, take a look at the outsole on the altra grafton. Better profile for riding flat pedals than most trail runners, and the rubber is sticky!
     
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  5. FizzyCola

    FizzyCola Member

    Location:
    Art Tuttle's trailer
    Name:
    Dr. Thunder
    Thanks. I called them (back country) and got an RMA, they waived the $6.99 return label fee. I also went ahead and ordered the Five Ten Freeriders and went with a 9.5 instead of a 9. Should be here Thursday afternoon.

    Kevin, the Back Country rep that helped me out over the phone was awesome.
     
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  6. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    I'll look for those once the Akyra's need replacing, thanks!
     
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  7. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Bummer, but not an uncommon story, especially for those who fit specific models and expected that fit on future same shoes. All FT shoes seem to run small now. I noticed that with the last three pairs I bought.

    And yes, if you have a wide foot, forget it. If you have anything near a pronounced arch, consider Superfeet footbeds or something with real arch support. Fifty bucks and worth it. The stock insoles are pathetic as far as support.

    I got two pairs of FT Guides, a half size different. I use the stock insoles, footbeds and sock thickness to customize the fit. Foot bliss.
     
  8. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Come on you guys, get with the program:cool:

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  9. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Birkenspokes? My poor piggies!!!!!!
     
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  10. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    :Roflmao:thumbsup:
     
  11. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I'd like to take you on a ride through cholla country while you wear those. ;):D
     
  12. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Welp, I wouldn’t be wearing those ugly things:eek:;)
     
  13. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Haaa, those are your feet. I'd recognize them anywhere! :laugh:;)
     
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  14. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    That’s just mean, I do have big feet tho:oops::D
     
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  15. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    That's not what I meant. :rolleyes:
     
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  16. FizzyCola

    FizzyCola Member

    Location:
    Art Tuttle's trailer
    Name:
    Dr. Thunder
    Woohoo, my FIVE TEN Freerider's have arrived, and they fit perfectly! (and feel much lighter than the Impacts)

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  17. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    ...and lived to tell the tale!

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  18. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    You must be European? Second toe is longer, that’s a sign of royalty ya know;)
    I have it too:)
     
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  19. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    European royalty = plenty of inbreeding!!!
     
  20. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Yeah well... whattya gonna do:confused:
     
  21. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    Same here. Its also known as "Morton's toe". Even my middle toe is longer than the big toe. Makes shoe fitting wierd and makes me prone to forefoot pain because the weight shifts to the 3d metatarsal instead of the big toe metatarsal which has more natural padding. Limits my running.
     
  22. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Who’s Morton?:cautious:
    Well at least you’re a prince or something, that’s consolation right?o_O
     
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  23. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    I'm a Knight.
     
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  24. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    How stiff are the soles... I need stiff soles man... :)
     
  25. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Impact Low and Guide Tennie are the stiffest I’ve used. Freerider Contact was not very stiff or durable for me. A little too light duty overall.
     
  26. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    Thanks I have impact pros and they a very stiff/ tanks.. but I kinda need that..
     
  27. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    I see what you did there...
     
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