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Offline Sasha

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What shoes are you riding in?
« on: October 14, 2016, 08:29:04 AM »
I've been wearing Vans for well over a decade. I'm sitting in some 10 year old Skate Mids right now. The Vans I bought in March this year have literally fallen to bits already, despite me only riding once or twice a week. 60 for something that is way shitter than it used to be at 30 seems excessive. What else are people using?

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Re: What shoes are you riding in?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2016, 09:16:57 AM »
I'm on vans something or other high top. They're ok and have lasted a while but aren't the most comfortable, there are some pressure points on the top of my feet that start hurting after pedaling for a couple of hours. I'm looking to avoid this issue on my next shoes. Might give etnies a try.

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Re: What shoes are you riding in?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2016, 10:15:48 AM »
I've tried 4-5 different pairs of vans and found them all to be horrid. Soft as fuck soles with no padding on the ankles.


I miss the old Osiris high tops. Thick as fuck around the ankle and ugly as sin

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Re: What shoes are you riding in?
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2016, 11:02:55 AM »
Tk max or whatever do vans, dc's and etnies, I got some new etnies for 15 but you need to keep popping in to see what they have. The best stuff is at the bottom. Vans are a bit pricier, 30 ish but they usually have them, the other two are a bit rarer but like 20 ish.

I always used to swear by bmx/ skate shoes for grip but since I've been using oddy grandstands even my Adidas (totally not skate/ bmx shoes) grip really well. Probs not best for padding/ protection but I doubt you go sticking your toes between the forks and tyres, tabletops etc more your thing aren't they?

Anyhoo, all three of my bikes have grandstands and they're fucking comfy whatever shoes I wear.

Go on Tom, give oddy one more chance.

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Re: What shoes are you riding in?
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2016, 12:40:36 PM »
Adidas. Vans don't properly scale their dimensions for size 10 and up. My last pair gave me the first corns I've had in my life. From wearing vans so frequently to wearing adidas my feet didn't recognize proper support. Sort of like when youve conditioned yourself to muscle memory on your bent parts then use someone's bike with new pedal and they feel wrong. I made it to the other side and know the terrible support that my size 12.5 feet receive from vans.

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Re: What shoes are you riding in?
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2016, 03:55:51 PM »
Jordans ride awesome. Find some on clearance.

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Re: What shoes are you riding in?
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2016, 08:27:29 AM »
Nike sb dunk high

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Re: What shoes are you riding in?
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2016, 10:38:53 AM »
Nike Dunk low's.

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Re: What shoes are you riding in?
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2016, 11:23:35 PM »
Vans TNT 5 for bmx and Vans Era for mtb and road.
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Re: What shoes are you riding in?
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2016, 02:29:02 AM »
Jordans ride awesome. Find some on clearance.



Oh god no.

Cheers guys, I'll try some Adidas next!

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Re: What shoes are you riding in?
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2016, 11:16:21 AM »
Have used Adidas Gazelle forever. They were awesome. So are Sambas, Stan Smiths and Superstars. Just be sure to get the "old" model as I seem to have renewed their sole material and made it a lot softer. Might be ok for metal pedales, but feels terrible on plastic pedals.
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Re: What shoes are you riding in?
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2016, 11:11:07 PM »
Entnies Jameson or the vans low pro with the new cushion insole.

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Re: What shoes are you riding in?
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2016, 05:02:06 AM »
Been riding Vans OTW full calf leather shoes for 3 years now. I used to tear the fabric or plastic on the top part of all my other shoes fairly quickly, had to get new shoes every 3 months. The OTW have lasted me over a year each and they are still going, but very worn.

They stopped making them last year so have to rely on the internet to find old stock :/.
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Re: What shoes are you riding in?
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2016, 10:59:53 PM »
Using Vans Sk8 hi pros at the moment. I used to wear Loteks for years and my last pair of Nightwolfs lasted me 2 years before they kicked the bucket. May switch back to Loteks if I can find a pair in my size.
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Re: What shoes are you riding in?
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2016, 05:47:41 PM »
some absolutely knackered lotek hi tops ive had for like 3 years. the soles are great but the uppers have got ripped up pretty bad. wish vans hi tops had a stiffer sole, generally i find the waffle soles too floppy to be comfortable for riding for long-maybe its cos of my big feet
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Re: What shoes are you riding in?
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