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Subject: Need new shoes for Tri Biking

My existing shoes seem too small (size 9.6) and have 3 straps and are quite worn.  I would like a new pair, I think size 10 or 10.5, that I could more quickly strap and unstrap.  Looking on the internet the prices astound me being $300 to $500!!

Is it possible to spend $150-$200.  What do I get if I spend increasingly greater sums of money?  Does it really matter.  I do like to be barefoot in races since I do Sprint Tri's.  TIA, Allan



2020-03-17 9:23 AM
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Subject: RE: Need new shoes for Tri Biking

Originally posted by lombardi3g

My existing shoes seem too small (size 9.6) and have 3 straps and are quite worn.  I would like a new pair, I think size 10 or 10.5, that I could more quickly strap and unstrap.  Looking on the internet the prices astound me being $300 to $500!!

Is it possible to spend $150-$200.  What do I get if I spend increasingly greater sums of money?  Does it really matter.  I do like to be barefoot in races since I do Sprint Tri's.  TIA, Allan


I bought a new pair of SH-TR9 shoes two weeks ago for $100 (less the cleats).  I was very happy with the price. 

I currently have a black three velcro strap pair of road shoes.  The tongue has a leather piece with a cloth piece glued inside.  They came apart last year and I glued them back but they have come apart again.  So...I had been looking for a Tri-specific shoe that I could try going sockless in, for a Tri-specific shoe without a tongue that I have to bother with in transition, and a pair of shoes that were obnoxiously blue to make my blue helmet and blue team race kit pop.  The shoes should be a nice upgrade.

 

As far as spending an increasingly greater sum of money goes, if you are getting numb toes, hot spots, pain across the top of your foot, etc. then a custom shoe that fits you is worth it.  You will be able to pull them on and off without thing about it and will be comfortable the whole ride every ride.  If you are getting a new pair of $150-200 shoes every two years and custom shoe last you for 5 years (because the fit and ride better) then $500 may not be that bad a deal.  If you have a $100 shoe that fits you well then the high dollar shoes are probably not worth it.  It really comes down to how much you ride and how well the shoes fit. 

 



Edited by BlueBoy26 2020-03-17 9:48 AM
2020-03-17 7:41 PM
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Subject: RE: Need new shoes for Tri Biking
Bike shoes can be ridiculous. Check out REI outlet and backcountry outlet. I picked up a pair of Louis garneau for $100 that were originally $300. Active gear up is another good place to look.
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