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Bike Fashion hits the Runway...SHOES!!!

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by bizutch, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. bizutch

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    Looks more like a golf shoe than a bike shoe.
    I just know your gonna put some No-Fear logos on em right?
     
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    wtf, they come up with the ugliest shoe and say its for biking and its not even clipless! how are they going to sell them?
     
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    Jeremy R <b>x</b>

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    If you show up anywhere near me with those fhag wraps on your feet, you will be striped repeatedly with a wiffle ball bat plus the usual mental battery.
     
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    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    ummm.....not bike shoes dude...it's a style of casual shoe....modeled after the styling of your typical cycling shoe....it's not ACTUALLY intended for riding. Skechers is just trying to spin off the popularity of cycling to the general public...or to bikers that love their SIDI's but can't walk in them to the Starbucks....
     
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    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    Not if I show up with a 230lb linebacker/fhag who takes offense to that statement.... :D
     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    wow, those are horrendous.
     
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    I think the No.1 financial problem with cycling is that there is zero crossover sales. Soccer jerseys, hiking boots, and snowboarding jackets all sell to non-participants. But cycling clothing does not sell to non-cyclists. Case in point, those fugly shoes...
     
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    I feel extremely gay knowing this, but those are not a copy of cycling shoes I think they are a copy of a style Diesel produced. My wife has a pair of of the Diesels and they are...well, sometimes it is better not to comment.
     
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    Yep, those Diesels shoes have been out for years and years now.
    Sketchers pretty much copies all their cheap azz shoes.
    They are the KHS of the shoe industry. :blah:
     
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    I am glad I am not the only one who knows this, I gotta get out of here before this turns into Queer Eye for the straight guy. Loo is already Pm'ing me fashion tips.
     
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    it does seem to be a new trend... been seeing them everywhere, but not really on anyone's feet just yet ;)



    lots in the ladies section of zappos.com
     
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    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    ummm....how do you know about Diesel and what their hottest shoe styles are there "Colin"? :eek:
     
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    :think: :think: :think:
     
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    ill tell you this,, those are very popular amongst the metro's and gays in LA.. wear if you want,, but you wont catch me in em with a pair of man capri's on :nope:
     
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    mandown Poopdeck Repost

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    gawd awful.
     
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    Because I am a fashion expert and I recommend you getting a pair of those shoes with some nice unisex capri pants. They will really highlight your cankles. :blah:
     
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    But who wants to walk around town in spandex?
     
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    Hey it works for some people:
     
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    true.
     
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    I have a pair of the diesels. They're nice fer sure.
     
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    I'll agree...those this are fugly. I think I'll stick to my Doc Martens.
     
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    Diadora is supposedly doing a pair that is a normal cycling upper with a street sole. I'm sure they'll be ugly too.
     
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    Zappo's is great, btw these shoes are nothing new.
     
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    I knew that was coming after the spandex comment.... but I could have done without :dead:
     
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    point taken
     
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    ......soooooooooooooo 5 years ago, Gucci made some too.
    I'm european and therefore allowed to know these things! :blah:
     
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    Sketchers makes some fugly shoes. I thought these were biking shoes for a second. :dead:
     
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    why are you checking out pink little girl's slip ons:confused:
     
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    I saw these a few days ago, from Puma (April's insight?). I don't exactly see where they got the influence from, but they're called Urban Downhill. Now how cool is that!
     

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    amazing...they even look as uncomfortable as a road shoe
     
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    Wow, I honestly can't say I saw that trend coming.
     
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    its cause i'm always walking into bars with my spd shoes on. sweet i started a trend.
    **** you to all you clippless haters!!

    ........................
     
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    I'll admit it. I have a pair of the diesels in black and I have a pair of the KC Reactions in yellow. Does this make me a metro.
    The diesels are wicked comfortable if you have a desk job. It's like walking around in your socks all day.
     
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    patineto The RM Mad Scientist

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    very smart comment.
     
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    are you suppose to ba able to bike in them, because unless they have something built into them to make you pedal even faster and easyer, than no one out there would even want to put them on
     
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    From Footwear News Aug. 2002:
    Athletic styling has found its way into almost every category in the men's market, including dress and casual shoes. Watch for cycling looks to move from pedals to ...

    Haha, my job isn't to design suspensions & bikes... but footwear ;)
     
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    next the casual shoes will have metal bits on the sole to imitate that cleat sound :stosh:
     
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    yep...they're called tap shoes :)