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I've been wearing the Lake M165 for a couple years now and it is time to replace them. What's the new shoe to have these days and why? Looking at the Pearl Izumi Attack II or just replacing with another set of Lake.
 

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This is where everyone lists the shoe that they are currently wearing and like, even though it may not fit you...

...mine is the Specialized BG Comp.
 

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I've been window shopping lately and I've read a couple of good reviews in the blogoshpere (team Dicky and Big Dave from El Paso) regarding the Shimano MO86. Realtively cheap,$100-110. The good kind of rubber sole for hike-a-bike and plenty stiff.
My older DMT Ultimax RST have held up admirably for a couple years but are about to be epoxied as a last ditch effort to preserve them for another couple of months.
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idaz said:
Shimano MO86. Realtively cheap,$100-110. The good kind of rubber sole for hike-a-bike and plenty stiff.

Matt
Those do look nice & priced reasonable, thanks.
 

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TRB, I just picked up some 086's. I have two rides on them and they feel great. Like said above, a good rubber bottom for the rocky stuff, light and seem to vent good. check if Performance in Scottsdale has them in your size and go try them on. I give them a :thumbsup:
Sweet an Monkeybutt approved item! ;)
 

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If you ever rode true Italian Sidis in the past, don't buy a new pair expecting them to be as good. The new Sidis aren't nearly as nice as they were before 2002 or so.

My next pair of shoes is going to be the new version of the Pearl Izumi X-Alps.
 

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trb2929 said:
I've been wearing the Lake M165 for a couple years now and it is time to replace them. What's the new shoe to have these days and why? Looking at the Pearl Izumi Attack II or just replacing with another set of Lake.
Need some info; about your feet, are they flat, do you have high arches? Do you have wide or narrow feet? are your feet wide or narrow in the ball/fore foot? wide or narrow heels? Do you prefer lace up, velcro strap, or velcro with ratchet buckles?
 

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Need some info; about your feet, are they flat, do you have high arches? Do you have wide or narrow feet? are your feet wide or narrow in the ball/fore foot? wide or narrow heels? Do you prefer lace up, velcro strap, or velcro with ratchet buckles?
Size 44 in Lakes

Arches: Normal

Width: Normal

Lakes were both, I don't care as long as they fit snug.
 

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Performace has been out of size 44 for a month. :nonod:
 

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trb2929 said:
Performace has been out of size 44 for a month. :nonod:
Shimano will probably work well for you as well as Pearl Izumi. One thing I found with the Pearl shoes that are more comfortable to walk/hike in is that the cleat is off set to the inside quite a bit to the poing the outside of your foot could feel very unsuported! Specialized might work for you but they tend to have a high arch that can bother flater feet. Sidi, they aren't as durable as they used to be and they don't fit the same as they once did.

If the Lake shoes fit you well and hold up to your expectations then I would stick with them.
 

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AKA Monkeybutt said:
TRB, I just picked up some 086's. I have two rides on them and they feel great. Like said above, a good rubber bottom for the rocky stuff, light and seem to vent good. check if Performance in Scottsdale has them in your size and go try them on. I give them a :thumbsup:
I was looking at the 076s, specifically cause they do not have the buckle.

I have the Lake 190s, my wife the 165s, the buckle being the only difference. The buckle sucks, imo, one more thing to break and no performance benefit to me. I have a buckle on my roadie shoes and love em, but don't think I'll get another buckle on mtb shoes. Lakes are nice, but heavy. The tread has not held up as well as I'd hoped for the price - not bad, but not superior.

I had the Spec Taho before that - it was ok for $75 but also fell apart over time. Granted, it was my shoe for my AM bike so it saw a lot of abuse just like my Lakes do now.

For my XC bike I have a pair of Sette Element (I think, or whatever their ~$50, 3 strap shoe is) and have been very pleased with the value. Not a vibram soul, but no problems for XC rides\walks. I've worn them on most of my enduro days where there is plenty of time off the bike but not any crazy rocky hikes like in AM terrain.
 

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trb2929 said:
Performace has been out of size 44 for a month. :nonod:
I ordered a pair of the Shimano MO86 from Performance since no local shops had the 44 in stock. Arrived a day early compared to what tracking stated. Look nice and I'll have to check but I bet close to a pound less in weight compared to the Lakes. Need to hit Rage for some new Time cleats and I'll be ready to ride. I guess I have wide feet as I just catch the last two notches in the ratchet strap. This is with normal white socks so maybe with some stretching and thinner socks I'll catch a couple more. Only issue I see at this point is the ratchet setup. Might end up working and lasting well. But if that strap snaps you're going to be finishing the ride with a sloppy shoe for sure.
 

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Tracey had a new pair of Shitmano's that she bought about 2 months ago and the sole
separated from the bottom of the shoe after one month. Just an FYI. A local distributor is
going to try to make amends.

We just bought a couple of pairs of Sidi Dominator 5's.

I'll say this about these new Sidi's; the sole is not well suited for walking, IMO. Lugs are too
hard and the footprint is too small.

So, good thing I just stay on my bike and ride everything!

:D

Aside from that, I like the Dominators.

I really liked my PI's, but it seems that PI has changed their sizing a bit and no longer offer
the fake leather Attacks. I should have bought more of those when they were still available.
BTW - after 2 years, the sole on those things completely separated down the outside.
But getting 2 years out of a bike shoe with my 3 to 5 rides per week is pretty darn good.
 

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Evil Patrick said:
Tracey had a new pair of Shitmano's
My Shimano shoes have been great, had to retire set #1 after 2.5 years, sole bald, coming off. This applies only to the SH-M225 model. In the previous decade experience running Sidi's, they usually separate at the toe pretty quick, but shoegoo takes care of that about 3x per year :).
 

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The MX165's are really good shoes. Why change?

They're not quite as stiff as my Specialized Carbons were, but they hike much better and are comfier.
 

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The MX165's are really good shoes. Why change?

They're not quite as stiff as my Specialized Carbons were, but they hike much better and are comfier.
Mainly because I wanted to try something different. I might end up regretting buying the MO86! I'll give them a try for now and if I don't like them I guess I'll have some back-up shoes.
 
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