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· Oh, So Interesting!
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I'm looking for new shoes, and want something that you can walk in, but not too flexy. They will be used on clipless pedals. I'm thinking something a little more on the rugged side, weight is not a big issue. I found these Lake shoes:

Some features I like:
- laces, no velcro
- not flashy
- vibram sole ---> good for walking, too
- top neoprene wrap to keep the rocks and dirt out. I always have a pile of dirt and pebbles in my current shoes :mad:
- ankle protection. Skinned ankle bones suck! As soon as you skin 'em you bump them against everything, causing no end to the pain, and then it takes forever to heal. :cryin:

If anyone has any other suggestions, or can advise me on how Lake shoes fit, I'd appreciate it. I can't find these locally, and don't want to get the sizing wrong.


· Registered
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I have a pair of Lakes w/ the Vibram sole, not the ones you're looking at though. Can't think of the model but my main beef is that the stitching isn't done very well. I have already blown out a couple seams in two seasons of decent abuse. Other than that they're fine, I do like the Vibram sole.

· Te mortuo heres tibi sim?
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i've got a pair of mx-165 lakes that i love. very comfy to pedal and hike a bike in. the only downside is that they are pretty warm, compared to my specialized shoes. i tend to only wear them on rides when it's a bit chillier, or ones where i know i'll do some hoofing it.

the vibram sole rocks; wish i could get some on the bottoms of my other bike shoes!

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I have the Lake mx-100 any way lowcut with vibram sole.

I commute and ride a;most every day. They are one year old.

To clean I hose off the mud, brush up the leather, and air dry.

Only wear is at the heel.

Great Shoes

I will be looking at the higher cut shoes next time.
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