? about the cover of newest Decline issue

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  1. Racerx7734

    Racerx7734 Monkey

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    What are the white SPD shoes that the rider is wearing on the cover of the latest Decline issue?

    The bottoms look like Vans?
     
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    That's because they're Vans. pretty cool huh?
     
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    Well I thought so.........but I can't find them anywhere? do you know where I might be able to snag a pair, or 3
     
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    Protos, DRiff was also seen wearing them in 07
     

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    i don't think they're publicly available yet.
     
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    They're currently being tested and ridden by a few select pros. They will be available in both white and black this fall along with a few other bike specific models. Look for them in the Olympics this summer in China on the feet of a few Team USA members.
     
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    There friggin bad ass.........I have always been a fan of the vans sole and fit.....and I like the style of that shoe...it reminds me of the Oakley's that were so hot for awhile.

    Now if FiveTen would just make a lighter SPD shoe..like the Sam Hill version on a diet with SPD that would be sweet.

    Thanks guys.
     
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    but why??? Vans and maybe even Oakley I can understand but do you seriously think the 5.10 looks cool? They're not the best looking shoes outhere IMO.

    Plus they are grippy enough as is don't you think?
     
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    I agree .they arent the best looking.......in fact I liked the old Intense ones the best........but what I am saying is maybe a bit less grip in the compound, a little better styling maybe, to shave some weight and the addition of an SPD........I think that would be a nice shoe. Something about those old blue and orange Intense ones were sweet.....I dont think they were as grippy either...............they were really nice....I still rock them around the garage.

    The Fivetens are SUPER grippy...........maybe even to much in my opinion, and really heavy.

    I'm really interested in those Prototype Vans.
     
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    ... I thought the whole point of 5.10s was to be grippy with out having spd. A spd 5.10 seems like it would defeat the purpose of having a 5.10 in the first place?
     
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    I think you are missing my point..................I agree about the orginal concept of the 510 shoe (Intense shoe), I'm talking about what I would like in a new 510 shoe.
     
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    HA Sanjay, I think i saw that shoot at mammoth, Sven was out there shooting for something.
     
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    What I think brianrocks was trying to say is that it would be stupid to put an spd on a 510 shoe.
     
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    Yeah, that about sums it up. 5.10s have an advantage over other shoes on flat pedals because they grip so well. What advantage would a spd 5.10 have over other spd shoes out there?
     
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    I remember Pete Loncarevich used to rock spd Vans BITD. I was dying to get my hands on a pair.
     
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    the 5.10 rubber is the heavy part and the Intense shoe had the same rubber.
     
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    For some reason Bryn's shoes did not get dirty that trip...:think:

    They are protos forsure, it didn't seem like they had the SPD cutout location sorted. They will be sick when they do make production (if they do).
     
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    I was wondering about that when I saw the cover shot. It seemed a little awkward to me, but I figured that was where Bryn liked his cleat to be located or something.
     
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    I guess I'm just not saying it right.
     
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    Yah I was going to say 5-10's making a clipless shoe would lose them street cred from the flat pedal crowd.
    Therefore losing more of their original clients, than the few picked up by producing a spd model...

    What about the Masterbater or Excavator or whatever shoe vans put out 6-8 yrs. back they were good
    except the upper heel would wear through to the plastic, which hurt like hell...
    But, fix that and I thought it was a cool enough shoe.
     
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    I have like 4 pairs of those lying around. Both the vans checkerboard ones, and the super sweet vans crossovers. If you look really closely, Jurgen Beneke has been making his comeback on some old school red crossovers. Best DH SPD shoes ever made.

    Cross overs


    The non cross over version, almost the same shoe.
     
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    I think the second pic are the ones I was thinking of... Asymmetric tongue?
     
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    I used to rock a set of the VMX Vans SPD shoes. They looked cool, and I liked the idea of the heel strap, but they just fell apart like nobodies business.
     
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    Ya, the asymmetrical tongue. The crossovers were a better shoes in my opinion. Both were super comfortable. As for them not lasting, I rode those blue and orange ones for about 3 years on and off (I had 2 pairs). The gray and orange ones i rode for about 2 season before the sole started to come off. When i threw them out, they were all wearing through the sole (usually heel peeling off, and worn around cleat).