Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > General Cycling Discussion
Reload this Page >

Stiffer flat pedals shoes than 5-10 freeriders

Notices
General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

Stiffer flat pedals shoes than 5-10 freeriders

Old 06-20-19, 02:54 PM
  #1  
NeoY2k
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Stiffer flat pedals shoes than 5-10 freeriders

Hi,
I have 5-10 freeriders, for touring use. They fit well if wide and grip well.

When new they were pretty stiff but aged quickly. After 1000km they became pretty soft and under 2000km the sole became so flexy i could feel my pinky pressing under the sole. It makes for some pressure points when Cycling for hours which are very inconfortable

Thing is if i am out for a 3000km tour the shoes wonít last the tour...

Any suggestions for a stiffer / more durable yet brethable flat pedal shoes?

thanks,
nicolas
NeoY2k is offline  
Old 06-20-19, 04:02 PM
  #2  
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Posts: 41,396

Bikes: 8

Mentioned: 188 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6921 Post(s)
Liked 246 Times in 204 Posts
Add a stiffer arch supporting insole and improve that issue.. ..


I kept repairing the Birkenstocks i got in he 70's , last resole I had them use denser rubber..

On my bikr rours I got a shoe shop ti add stiff nylon in a shoe and birkenstock insoles

resoled them .. they fit loose, and being stiff were like penny loafers with the heel of my foot coming out as I walked..

more recently , close out, got SiDi touring shoes but that is not offered any more , maybe in UK/EU? IDK


Sandals? hand made?




...
fietsbob is offline  
Old 06-21-19, 09:34 PM
  #3  
ddeand 
Senior Member
 
ddeand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Twin Cities
Posts: 731
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 134 Post(s)
Liked 21 Times in 10 Posts
I was looking for a similar pair a number of years ago when I worked in a bike shop. I needed stiff shoes fir mountain biking, but I wasn’t going to clip in. Finally picked up a pair of Scott Trail Boa Evo shoes that were pretty stiff. I liked the boa lacing because it can fit a variety of feet. The Scotts were at least as stiff as the Freeriders, as I recall. PM sent your way.
__________________
Some days, it's not even worth gnawing through the restraints.
ddeand is offline  
Old 06-22-19, 09:37 AM
  #4  
Fahrenheit531 
50th Anniversary Edition
 
Fahrenheit531's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 3,536

Bikes: Schwinn Paramount ('71) and Volare ('78); Raleigh Competition GS ('79)

Mentioned: 26 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 573 Post(s)
Liked 98 Times in 56 Posts
I've heard good things about Chrome, but have no personal experience.
__________________
A race bike in any era is a highly personal choice that at its "best" balances the requirements of fit, weight, handling, durability and cost tempered by the willingness to toss it and oneself down the pavement at considerable speed. ~Bandera
Fahrenheit531 is online now  
Old 06-22-19, 04:57 PM
  #5  
linnefaulk
Senior Member
 
linnefaulk's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: florida
Posts: 1,844

Bikes: 1990 Trek 820, 1995 Trek 1220

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked 5 Times in 4 Posts
I ride with Keen sandals. I have pegs on my pedal which grip the sole a bit.
linnefaulk is offline  
Old 06-26-19, 06:36 PM
  #6  
freeranger
Senior Member
 
freeranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 1,267

Bikes: 06 Lemond Reno, 96 GT Timberline mtn.bike

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
Liked 35 Times in 26 Posts
Putting a full length insole that is not soft rubber would help. I have Powerstep Insoles (not these but similar) that I got from the podiatrist when I had a bout with plantar fasciitis. My wife doesn't have foot problems, but some of her shoes had insoles which weren't doing the job, so she got these and is very happy-and they are firm, so you might try and see if you like them. Might work well for ya: https://www.protherapysupplies.com/S...-Pinnacle-Maxx
freeranger is offline  
Old 06-27-19, 12:51 PM
  #7  
TXBDan
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 199

Bikes: Trek Fuel EX, Trek Checkpoint

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 38 Post(s)
Liked 18 Times in 15 Posts
5-10 Freerider Pros are stiffer and less bulky.
TXBDan is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
JohnJ80
Touring
13
11-07-17 11:04 AM
Colorado Kid
Commuting
9
08-05-16 07:08 PM
azza_333
Touring
32
02-26-15 10:17 AM
spectastic
General Cycling Discussion
6
05-19-13 05:36 PM
kiltedcelt
General Cycling Discussion
5
07-03-11 06:35 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.