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Old 03-04-21, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by blakcloud View Post
$200 a pair and $50 international shipping! I have to agree with the above comment, not sure if this is serious.
Shimano is coming out with an SPD compatible version. But they are having problems finding volunteer testers who are willing to have the cleats attached to their feet.

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Old 03-05-21, 01:38 PM
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Thats great! Now I dont have to remove my shoe to peel a banana.
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Designed by an Orthopedic Surgeon and a Plastic Surgeon who wanted a new <boat | Porsche | Vacation House >
It's funny you say that. A very large ortho practice here in Philly sponsors an outdoor ice skating every year. I jokingly asked a therapist there is they are trying to create new business.
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I'll get some for my beach cruiser...
That's the practical application I was thinking of. But after that....i dont know.
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Old 03-06-21, 09:05 AM
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I can think of a hundred reasons to say no.
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Thats great! Now I dont have to remove my shoe to peel a banana.


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Old 03-06-21, 11:12 AM
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Nice!

A pedal that does not work with clip-less OR regular shoes.
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Old 03-06-21, 05:21 PM
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Old 03-06-21, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by tallbikeman View Post
I remember when it became insistently fashionable to run without shoes because it was so natural. Of course there is naturally a lot of broken glass everywhere, as my flat bicycle tires will attest, and this fad soon faded. Of course there was the incredibly thin rubber shoes with individual toes one could buy but thorns, sharp stones and broken glass took care of that fad. I cringed while thinking of the toe and foot mayhem that could happen without proper shoes on for riding around town. Of course I've been wrong a couple of times in my life and maybe I should pull my retirement savings and invest in this new pedal/foot technology..
Vibram still makes five fingers and I still have all my pairs. Hiked in them, walked in the city with them, no issues with broken glass or thorns that I wouldn't also have in my regular running shoes (Brooks and Altra). Vibram has been making outsoles for a long long time so no reason to believe they are low quality and just let in glass easily. I stopped wearing them as often because my employer asked I stop wearing them in the shop and also standing all day on tile and concrete floors was not great for my feet at the end of the day so I didn't fight back hard on them. I enjoy walking and hiking and occasionally running in them but standing all day not as good.

I will admit riding in them was not as fun but I like a good stiff sole for that so even normal running shoes aren't great.

Going totally naked in the city is not so good I can agree there but wearing Five Fingers not so bad.
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Old 03-06-21, 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by tallbikeman View Post
I remember when it became insistently fashionable to run without shoes because it was so natural. Of course there is naturally a lot of broken glass everywhere, as my flat bicycle tires will attest, and this fad soon faded. Of course there was the incredibly thin rubber shoes with individual toes one could buy but thorns, sharp stones and broken glass took care of that fad. I cringed while thinking of the toe and foot mayhem that could happen without proper shoes on for riding around town. Of course I've been wrong a couple of times in my life and maybe I should pull my retirement savings and invest in this new pedal/foot technology..
Nah, many still do it. It is more of a training tool for most though. You truly learn to run with a proper, natural stride when barefoot, helping prevent injury. For those I know who do it often, and not just for a training method, don't worry too much about glass. Their feet are tougher than most tires.
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Old 03-06-21, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
Vibram still makes five fingers and I still have all my pairs. Hiked in them, walked in the city with them, no issues with broken glass or thorns that I wouldn't also have in my regular running shoes (Brooks and Altra). Vibram has been making outsoles for a long long time so no reason to believe they are low quality and just let in glass easily. I stopped wearing them as often because my employer asked I stop wearing them in the shop and also standing all day on tile and concrete floors was not great for my feet at the end of the day so I didn't fight back hard on them. I enjoy walking and hiking and occasionally running in them but standing all day not as good.

I will admit riding in them was not as fun but I like a good stiff sole for that so even normal running shoes aren't great.

Going totally naked in the city is not so good I can agree there but wearing Five Fingers not so bad.
I have been wearing a pair of Soft Star Shoes for years. I had a pair of black ones. They are leather, with a 5mm Vibram sole. That's it. The have thinner soles available as well. They have zero arch, zero support, and zero padding. The toe box is large so your toes are free. It is a very barefoot feeling. They can be rolled up. They are very flexible, more so than the Five Fingers I have. I could wear those where I couldn't wear the Vibram Five Fingers. They are much more comfortable as well, nothing crammed between your toes. On a side note, I had to modify the Five Fingers, to join the two middle toes, since mine are webbed. It worked though. I much prefer the Soft Star Shoes though.

I need a new pair now, my cat decided to pee on the floor in the entry way one day, and got the shoes too. I have cleaned them multiple times. I wore them for seven years though. I definitely got my money's worth.
https://www.softstarshoes.com/

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Old 03-06-21, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
Vibram still makes five fingers and I still have all my pairs. Hiked in them, walked in the city with them, no issues with broken glass or thorns that I wouldn't also have in my regular running shoes (Brooks and Altra). Vibram has been making outsoles for a long long time so no reason to believe they are low quality and just let in glass easily. I stopped wearing them as often because my employer asked I stop wearing them in the shop and also standing all day on tile and concrete floors was not great for my feet at the end of the day so I didn't fight back hard on them. I enjoy walking and hiking and occasionally running in them but standing all day not as good.

I will admit riding in them was not as fun but I like a good stiff sole for that so even normal running shoes aren't great.

Going totally naked in the city is not so good I can agree there but wearing Five Fingers not so bad.
I have been wearing a pair of Soft Star Shoes for years. I had a pair of black ones. They are leather, with a 5mm Vibram sole. That's it. The have thinner soles available as well. They have zero arch, zero support, and zero padding. The toe box is large so your toes are free. It is a very barefoot feeling. They can be rolled up. They are very flexible, more so than the Five Fingers I have. I could wear those where I couldn't wear the Vibram Five Fingers. They are much more comfortable as well, nothing crammed between your toes. On a side note, I had to modify the Five Fingers, to join the two middle toes, since mine are webbed. It worked though. I much prefer the Soft Star Shoes though.

I need a new pair now, my cat decided to pee on the floor in the entry way one day, and got the shoes too. I have cleaned them multiple times. I wore them for seven years though. I definitely got my money's worth.

They also have a lightweight Quick Dry version that is vegan.
https://www.softstarshoes.com/

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Originally Posted by phughes View Post
I have been wearing a pair of Soft Star Shoes for years. I had a pair of black ones. They are leather, with a 5mm Vibram sole. That's it. The have thinner soles available as well. They have zero arch, zero support, and zero padding. The toe box is large so your toes are free. It is a very barefoot feeling. They can be rolled up. They are very flexible, more so than the Five Fingers I have. I could wear those where I couldn't wear the Vibram Five Fingers. They are much more comfortable as well, nothing crammed between your toes. On a side note, I had to modify the Five Fingers, to join the two middle toes, since mine are webbed. It worked though. I much prefer the Soft Star Shoes though.

I need a new pair now, my cat decided to pee on the floor in the entry way one day, and got the shoes too. I have cleaned them multiple times. I wore them for seven years though. I definitely got my money's worth.
https://www.softstarshoes.com/

You must have glass feet by now. I mean it is probably like a cave with stalactites all the glass that is embedded in them from wearing those. Just pure glass going straight through your fad shoes.

Minus the skins those shoes look decent. Cat pee is never fun. Luckily my cat never got my shoes but did get carpets in her old age and certainly the laminate floors.
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Old 03-06-21, 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
You must have glass feet by now. I mean it is probably like a cave with stalactites all the glass that is embedded in them from wearing those. Just pure glass going straight through your fad shoes.

Minus the skins those shoes look decent. Cat pee is never fun. Luckily my cat never got my shoes but did get carpets in her old age and certainly the laminate floors.


Yeah, these look decent. I loved them for travel. They pack very easily. They take up very little room. The heel goes flat so you can stuff them anywhere flat, or simply roll them up.
Here is their new vegan quick dry version.

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Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
Thats great! Now I dont have to remove my shoe to peel a banana.
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By happenstance I came across this thread while my wife was making fun of my toes. I have fat short toes that are crammed together like Vienna sausages. Hers are long and defined, like a monkey ballerina. I’m sure there will be different sizes

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Wonder how these will affect bike fit?
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If not an April fools joke, they are kind of impractical, since on a ride if you want to stop and go into a cafe or some shop, they usually have rules against bare feet.
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
If not an April fools joke, they are kind of impractical, since on a ride if you want to stop and go into a cafe or some shop, they usually have rules against bare feet.
He is also selling a shoe rack with that.
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