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What clipless shoes do you use for DH

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by jonnynails, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. jonnynails

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    Looking for a new pair this year - what does everyone else use? I had the addidas plush but the plates pressed against the bottom of my foot pretty bad. Looking for something more comfortable.
     

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    I'm using the 661 Launch, it works well for me.
     
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    I've been very pleased with my 661 Expert shoes. But I'm thinking about trying out a set of 661 Filters.
     
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    i'm riding some older specialized bg experts, they have the greatest insole in the world. they've also been super durable, i'll probably end up getting another pair of specializeds next time, or at least the specialized insoles.
     
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    Spec does make some awesome insoles, but I can't ride their shoes anymore cause they cut off the circulation to my toes and they go numb during long rides.
     
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    i should mention that i have very narrow feet, that could make a difference
     
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    Agreed, there BG stuff is awesome, but not for everyone. Currently I am running some shimano sh 80's they feel great they fit my feet properly and so far have lasted a long time. Something else you can get with teh Specialized BG, is the baked insole, litterally put the shoe and insole in a warming bin<Custom Oven> and heat them to a specific tempurature them quickly put them on and walk around, fits the insole to your feel perfectly!!!


    With all that said, best bet is to go try some on, and see what fits and feels best.
     
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    Previously Spec's but've outgrown them so now intense. Spec's were great and indestrutible, intense are a bit to soft for me but after a little mod they are great ;)
     
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    Specialized Sawpits... I absolutely love the added ankle protection they have.

     
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    specialized trail 120
     
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    I use these:

     
  14. Cant Climb

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    Hematoma's are the best IMO.
    Will never wear them again though.....just too damn ugly.
    The white/black ones look like band shoes.
    Wish they would make them half decent looking......

    for the moment going with spec xc shoes.....might get the cheaper SL 120 version though.....
     
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    Anyone tried the Addidas Hematomas?

    My husband wants a new pair with velcro straps since his 661s eyelets for the laces are pulling out after one season.

    I've got Spec. Sawpits and love them but they aren't made anymore.
     
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    Its all about the addidas, very protective for downhill, plus a great feel on the pedals.
     
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    :busted:and u said u werent gonna race again
     
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    Shimano MP-65. lace armor and inside protection for crankarm hits, if you aint running these dont talk to me.:disgust:
     
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    dont you run flats?
     
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    Another vote for Shimano DX shoes. Comfy as hell and protect very well. The inside of the ankle is higher on the shoe to protect. Plus if you run Shimano pedals there is absolutely no additional cutting of the sole, even with the DX's.
     
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    shimano dx are good for dh. skate style, comfortable and are most water proof of any shoe.
     
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    I know, but i miss it. I didn't want to race last year because I couldn't mentally get over my crash and then the 40 stitches in my leg and being on crutches didn't help. Mentally I wasn't ready for it, because i kept thinking what if it had cut me 4 inches higher and sliced the artery in my leg? You know for a fact how much it slowed me down last year. This year is all good though. F$%k it, I'm pinning it this year.

    Anybody else ever have this happen to them after a real bad wreck with consequences???

    Seems I just derailed my own thread!!! back on topic, those sawpits look good, but I can't find them anywhere. I may go back to shimanos. I've tried the 661's, loved my dually's, but they seem to only last 1/4 a season.
     
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    I wondering if anyone would say that!


    Hematoma's are really narrow typical Adidas feel, I can't wear them.

    I have the DX clipless and and flat versions and think they rock.
     
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    These might make a few people green with envy.

    Im still running them, they just need a little TLC from a shoe maker.


     
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    Rumor has it he's going to be rocking a skinsuit this season as well. This is not confirmed...just a rumor.

    I haven't tried clipless in a DH setting yet, but am going to give it a try the next time I'm on a big hill. Good topic, as I will likely need a decent pair of shoes if I decide I like it. I'll always rock the flats for freeride, though.
     
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    I just got these. Im lovin em.

     
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    Those pearl's look nice. They weigh much? Where did you get them from?
     
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    I got them online from PI. They are superlight.