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Old 05-26-20, 03:02 PM
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Avocet Touring Shoes

We brought some Avocet "Touring" shoes into the shop when they first came out in the late 70's. I grabbed a pair of size 45s (10 1/2 EEE) for my self. They sat new in a box until 1992 when I started riding seriously again. They were some of the most comfortable riding shoes I've ever worn.

I rode them until they literally fell apart in 2008. Avocet offered a variety of shoes like these BITD. @brockd15 shoes look to be a later version of my shoes.

To digress, I bought a pair of Adidas Eddy Merckx shoes when they first came out in 1974. They were my road shoes for years. Still have em,

I used Adidas "Tabac" shoes for off rode riding until I switched to the Avocet Touring shoes in 1992.

In 2007 I found these Specialized Sonoma shoes. They have SPD attachment points and are very wide in the toe box but I had to get size 46 for a comfortable fit. They're about 20mm (3/4") too long.

I kept shopping around for some Goldilocks shoes and found these Shimano touring shoes in 2015. Better fit than even street shoes. They were starting to show some wear and i lucked out and found a NIB set on eBay last month.

Things aren't always what they seem... Don't believe everything you think!

Chas. ;-)

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