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

fatcats

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Apr 4, 2005
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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?
 

bizutch

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Dec 11, 2001
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fatcats said:
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?
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....
 

bizutch

Delicate CUSTOM flower
Dec 11, 2001
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Jeremy R said:
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.
Not if I show up with a 230lb linebacker/fhag who takes offense to that statement.... :D
 

sanjuro

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Sep 13, 2004
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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...
 

Pegboy

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Jan 20, 2003
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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.
 

Jeremy R

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Nov 15, 2001
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Pegboy said:
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.
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:
 

Pegboy

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Jan 20, 2003
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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.
 

dump

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Oct 12, 2001
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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
 

bizutch

Delicate CUSTOM flower
Dec 11, 2001
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Jeremy R said:
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:
ummm....how do you know about Diesel and what their hottest shoe styles are there "Colin"? :eek:
 

fiddy_ryder

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Jun 17, 2005
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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:
 

Jeremy R

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bizutch said:
ummm....how do you know about Diesel and what their hottest shoe styles are there "Colin"? :eek:
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:
 

kinghami3

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Jun 1, 2004
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sanjuro said:
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...
But who wants to walk around town in spandex?
 

blt2ride

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May 25, 2005
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DHS

Friendly Neighborhood Pool Boy
Apr 23, 2002
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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!!

........................
 

buildyourown

Turbo Monkey
Feb 9, 2004
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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.
 

patineto

The RM Mad Scientist
Feb 19, 2002
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sanjuro said:
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...

very smart comment.
 

zmtber

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Aug 13, 2005
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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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Chimp
Mar 18, 2002
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dw said:
Wow, I honestly can't say I saw that trend coming.
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 ;)