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Shoes - Suggestions?
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My Nike riding boots (no...not a horse) are dying. They have been great but I think I would like to go for something a little lighter now. Preferably a bargain, SPD compatible and in any case under 50 quid.  Does anybody have any suggestions or recommendations?
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#2
Try some on, buy from CRC so you can send back if wrong size as all companies are different. Some come up quite narrow like Nikes for example. I went for Speciliazed ones as they have a wider toe area for my fat feet which gives a bit of movement for circulation, plus they have an excellent inner arch support.

Everyone is different though. I would go for ones with velcro over laces as they are impossible to undo when covered in mud and even more so if your fingers are frozen. Mine only have 3 velcro straps but never come loose, I sometimes tighten them up a bit when riding but thats it. More expensive ones typically have 2 velcros then a ratchet for the top one
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i know you said SPD compatible but if you decide not to go clipless then have a look at the nike morgans, nice grippy grip.  My mate whos into free riding has them and paired with some v8's he never loses his footing
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"TooYoungToKnow" Wrote:i know you said SPD compatible but if you decide not to go clipless then have a look at the nike morgans, nice grippy grip.  My mate whos into free riding has them and paired with some v8's he never loses his footing
Cheers for the suggestion.
I have used spds for about 18 years and love them. In fact I would so they (and egg beaters etc) are the best introduction to xc mtb ever. The two times i have ridden flats since i have hated them...power transfer just doesnt seem good. That said i appreciate that they suit certain riding disciplines and styles.
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