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I need some new shoes cause my old biking shoes are trashed. I'm looking at the Vans rowley xl2s. Someone here had them, I think it was BJ. How do you like them?

Any other suggestions? I'm leaning towards vans because of the waffle tread pattern to grip my pedals.


And one more thing, wheres the cheapest place online for em(rowley xl2). I found them for 55 in the good colors (Navy/Pearl Grey/White), and 40 for the crappy colors(red and gray).
 

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ohhh....maybe

it doesnt matter what brand. just that you find the softest sole for the nubbins to bite into and the flattest soles so that the nubbins have the most area to bite into. but those should work fine for ya.
 

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Well I'm buying them online because I cant find anything around me.
The colors I want for the rowley xl2s are, Navy/Pearl Grey/White, or Black/mid grey or possibly Navy/mid grey/white. All depends on what I can find cheapest.
So anyone know of some really cheap places online?
 

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eman said:
Well I'm buying them online because I cant find anything around me.
The colors I want for the rowley xl2s are, Navy/Pearl Grey/White, or Black/mid grey or possibly Navy/mid grey/white. All depends on what I can find cheapest.
So anyone know of some really cheap places online?
I just go to the source.

www.vans.com
 

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I've used a few different model Vans and they are awesome and grip like nothing else. Right now I'm on some Lakai Howard3s, and they grip extremely well and have a thick soul too, so far I enjoy them a lot on my Azonic Fusions.
 

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VANs

i been riding with Vans and i love em they last a fairly long time to. i think they should have a permanet thread for this type of question cuz its always asked.
 

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www.danscomp.com ususally have great prices on riding shoes.

Vans, Osiris, Orchid...can't go wrong with any of those. The new Vans high top are pretty tight!!

But for optimum grip...you would have find the now discontinued 5.10's or Intense sticky shoes.
 

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Do you guys know of any particularly cheap stores? If now I will just get them for 55bucks.


edit* arcadian, im surprised I didnt even think of that considering I just ordered some pedals from them under a month ago.
 

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ya get the ones with waffle grip,they stick like glue.im think the rowleys have it
 

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Check out ADIO shoes, they have got the best sole for flats. They have got really small grooves for the spikes to poke into, feels like being clipped in but with an ejector seat !
 

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Best/cheapest store? Anyone know of one?
I want the navy/pearl grey/white rowley xl2s(the picture on the left), but I didnt find them for less than 68shipped(zappos.com).
I found the white/navy/mid grey for 48shipped(zappos.com again) but I would rather have the navy/pearl grey/white if I can get it for under 50. Anyone know where they will sell for under 50(if that even exists).
 

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GLOBE shoes are super tacky as well.....
yeah i had some GLOBE shoes. they dont grip as good as my vans but they lasted like a year. ive had my vans like 3 months maybe and they are startin to wear down alot. probly wont last much longer.
 

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I have globe RMS 3's. Very super tackey. I have slipped the peadels w/ them, i have the scars to show for it. But they have also saved me a bunch. They do cost a pretty penny. my mom paid $105 for them. VERY durrable. had them over a year now.
 
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