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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by mtnbiker7, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. mtnbiker7

    mtnbiker7 Monkey

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    I need a new pair of shoes but I want to get a pair the I can ride with but I also need to be able to wear them to school. I ride flats and don't want a dorky looking pair of shoes.
     

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  2. BlackAthlete

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    Vans Rowley XL3 FTW.
     
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    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    i have 2 pair of the same shoes. 1 for walking around 1 for riding. i dont like to mix my shoes because of how they break in. just get 2 pair.
     
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    nike 6
     
  5. mtnbiker7

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    uhh Etnies makes some cool stuff for BMX so I am sure it would work for downhill
     
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    go to your local skate shop or pacsun at the mall. any skate shoe should do fine for what your looking for.
     
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    mattmatt86 Turbo Monkey

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    You mean 6.0, and that would be a waste of money. They are way over-priced for what they are. If you wanna be trendy at school then get some 6.0s, if you wanna save 50 bucks go with some etnies, vans or DCs.
     
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    5:10's
     
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    Any skate shoe. It's what I use for now. I'm probably going to go to a dedicated bike shoe soon though. They wear different, and smell after a while. Haha
     
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    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    any pair of vans with their standard waffle pattern. If you discover that the sole is too soft, get some vans skate shoes with that pattern. That's been my BMX/MTb guideline for the past 15 years.
     
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    I have these:



    It skips a bit through the rock gardens...
     
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    vans or nike's 6.0 because of the waffle sole. The 5-10 low aren't that stylish for everyday use, but if you ride DH everyday after school, then you are one lucky bastard and could make a compromise.
     
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    just got my self a pair.
     
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    and... any good?
     
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    dhkid Turbo Monkey

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    they are 2 days old. still a bit stiff, of course they dont give the same level of grip as my impacts on the bike. but still really good.

    thats all i can say for now.
     
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    buy whatever shoe you think looks best.. then get them resoled with stealth rubber
     
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    I might make that compromise because I have a DH trail in my backyard that I do get to ride every day.
     
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    Just get 5-10's unless you require something more stylish then get whatever you want and have them soled with stealth rubber.
     
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    super stoked on the new vans lookin 510s
     
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    Seriously?


    I gotta find a pair of these. I love the way impacts fit, but personally can't stand not being able to move my feet. If these are somewhere between vans and impacts in terms of grip, I'll be a happy camper.
     
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    JRogers talks too much

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    The new California 5.10s are a different rubber, but the regular Impacts do not have non marking soles and can mark up floors, walls and anything else you slide a bit on. Great for riding, not so great for school and such.
     
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    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    The 'stealth rubber' logo on the sides doesn't mean it's the same vertical wall walking stuff as the impacts?

    Grippier than a standard skate shoe?
     
  26. TheMontashu

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    The stealth rubber is just as grippy as the normal ones, the guys at 510 said the only difference is the fact that they are non marking