I actully tore THE CLEAT OUT OF MY Diadora shoe after 5years of use and could not get out of my spd.. and fell on my side.. Slow motion.. NEED NEW SHOES.. any suggestions
heythorp said:Specialized are comfy but a few of us have had bad durability with them. I have been a fan of carnacs but stores hate to deal with them. Aparently they are a bunch of a$$es.
I think If i were to buy another mt. shoe I would look into sidi's..
5 years is a very long time to have a pair of shoes of any nature. Let alone ones you are out in the woods and beating on them.
smarencik said:I've had the same pair of sidi dominators for 5 years, and they are as comfortable as all get out. the fact that parts (buckles, straps, soles) are replaceable gives a percieved value added to the shoe. However, the price of replacement parts is steep, which will quickly bring you back to the cost of a new shoe.
I found the soles to wear quickly, which is a disadvantage in technical terrain, but then a gain, it seems like I push my bike almost as much as I rde it . I found the cheapest price for these shoes from a european web site, chain reaction cycles, but you may have some luck with '05 closeouts, if you can find your size.
jdog: did you need the next size up on the winter shoe to accomodate heavier socks?