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WTB: MTB shoes w/Boa that don't kill my trust fund!

Old 05-12-19, 01:21 PM
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WTB: MTB shoes w/Boa that don't kill my trust fund!

Okay, joke alert... I don't have a trust fund.

Just bought a Soma Double Cross to ride on dirt roads down here in southwest Georgia. It has Crank Brother pedals and I need some shoes that have at least one Boa, are good to walk in and don't cost more than $150 for a pair.

Good suggestions? I'm looking at all the known sites... but there may be some sites I'm not aware of. Oh, in size 12...

Thanks in advance,

Gary
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Old 05-12-19, 02:36 PM
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Just checked merlincycles out of England has a few pairs starting at about 75 and up they have your size too takes about a week to get your shipment have used them for a few years now never a problem with a order to always fast shipping and tax free
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Originally Posted by ridingfool View Post
Just checked merlincycles out of England has a few pairs starting at about 75 and up they have your size too takes about a week to get your shipment have used them for a few years now never a problem with a order to always fast shipping and tax free
Thanks for this information. I am searching for shoes as well and they have a nice selection. As a plus they sell affordable Jerseys what is not that common...
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I was in the same boat a couple months ago. My shoes broke and wanted some full boas that didn't break the bank but all the cheap ones fit like crap.

Ended giving up and getting a pair of Pearl izumis which are like sneakers with laces. Good decision in the end.
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FIZIK Terra x5! Such an amazing shoe for such a great price. I love mine.
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+1 for Fizik X5 Terra. I have the green suede version. They are SPD shoes and relatively okay to walk in. I had to change the footbeds (insoles) to get them comfortable for me. Excellent Boa system for quick tightening and release. Look great too.
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Originally Posted by taz777 View Post
+1 for Fizik X5 Terra. I have the green suede version. They are SPD shoes and relatively okay to walk in. I had to change the footbeds (insoles) to get them comfortable for me. Excellent Boa system for quick tightening and release. Look great too.
Now that you say that, I changed the insoles as well. Love them.
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The Fizik Terra X5 does seem like an awesome choice indeed, I bought a pair once and they seemed really good, my pair turned out to be too big so I returned them and ended upgrading to the Fizik Infinito X1 and while the Infinito is a higher end shoe I think the X5 is a much more sensible choice given the Infinito's price.
And within your budget there's the Giro Cylinder it's $140 and available in a regular and HV version. I'd love to try one of Giro's HV shoes as I have very wide fit they should fit nicely.
There's also the Shimano SH-ME400 it's $125 on amazon and I've always had good luck with Shimano's shoes they've lasted me 2-3 years of constant use.

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Originally Posted by Hmmm View Post
FIZIK Terra x5! Such an amazing shoe for such a great price. I love mine.
That's what I got as well!
I pulled the trigger on these when I saw FIZIK was offering 20% off for joining their email list.
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Another option is the "Giro Cylinder". It looks very similar to the Fizik. It depends on which brand fits best. I went from Sidi Road shoes to the Giro. The Arch is good for me and has a little larger toe box that allows for feet swelling during hotter days.
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Originally Posted by Hmmm View Post
FIZIK Terra x5! Such an amazing shoe for such a great price. I love mine.
Thanks for the suggestion! I ordered a pair from Backcountry this morning for $110.96 shipped!

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+1 for Fizik X5 Terra. I have the green suede version. They are SPD shoes and relatively okay to walk in. I had to change the footbeds (insoles) to get them comfortable for me. Excellent Boa system for quick tightening and release. Look great too.
That's the one I ordered - "Suede military green/orange"! Looks comfortable and I'm excited to try them. They shipped this afternoon and will be here Wednesday.

Thanks to all who replied! I appreciate your input.

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Are the Terra X5s a standard/narrow width? I've been trying to find a wide MTB in this price range and a size 47.
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Are the Terra X5s a standard/narrow width? I've been trying to find a wide MTB in this price range and a size 47.
They look narrow and long, however, my short and wide feet fit comfortably in them. I don't feel that my feet are being squashed from the sides.

Thus, for my feet, I would say that they are fairly standard width.
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Originally Posted by BrazAd View Post
That's the one I ordered - "Suede military green/orange"! Looks comfortable and I'm excited to try them. They shipped this afternoon and will be here Wednesday.
I hope they work out for you. As someone else and I mentioned in this thread, they may need better insoles eventually.

I bought a pair of Specialized BodyGeometry SL Footbeds (insoles). They fit absolutely perfectly in the Fizik X5 shoes and are a direct replacement.

The Specialized insoles come in three arch heights (red, blue and green in terms of higher arch support).

I'd see how the standard insoles in the X5s work for you first.
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Are the Terra X5s a standard/narrow width? I've been trying to find a wide MTB in this price range and a size 47.
Check out Lake's offerings.
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Are the Terra X5s a standard/narrow width? I've been trying to find a wide MTB in this price range and a size 47.
Lake makes wide shoes. I had some, liked em, but the model I had weighed as much as concrete blocks, so I got these instead.

https://garneau.com/us_en/granite-ii...hoCn6cQAvD_BwE

Very long lasting, stiff enough for me, and plenty wide for me.
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Just ordered a pair of the Giro Cylinder from Wiggle on sale plus 20% off being my first order.
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