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    Default urgent question about shoes.

    Spokes has a sale on bontrager solstice. Marked down from $100 to $80. (I am also looking at Giro Rumble VR at $80, at Contes) Sale ends COB today.


    Is this too good to pass up?

    (more info - Spokes will fit my cleats for me, I think Contes won't and Bontrager will take them back if returned in 30 days)

    Edit : Never mind, I bought the Bontragers. We can discuss at coffee club
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    For future reference - if you do a lot of walking in your bike shoes, the Giro Rumble VR might be the greatest shoes ever made. The soles aren't as firm as serious road shoes, so they're not a good choice if you're maximizing performance. But if you're going to be walking, they're fantastic. I've actually forgotten I was wearing bike shoes on more than one occasion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrenaut View Post
    For future reference - if you do a lot of walking in your bike shoes, the Giro Rumble VR might be the greatest shoes ever made. The soles aren't as firm as serious road shoes, so they're not a good choice if you're maximizing performance. But if you're going to be walking, they're fantastic. I've actually forgotten I was wearing bike shoes on more than one occasion.
    I have around 4,000 miles on mine and they're still in pretty good shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrenaut View Post
    For future reference - if you do a lot of walking in your bike shoes, the Giro Rumble VR might be the greatest shoes ever made. The soles aren't as firm as serious road shoes, so they're not a good choice if you're maximizing performance. But if you're going to be walking, they're fantastic. I've actually forgotten I was wearing bike shoes on more than one occasion.

    Thanks. The Bontragers seem easy to walk in (so far) - I had been mentally prepared for it being like trudging around in ski boots. They also come with little covers to protect the cleats during extensive walking. If it turns out to be a big problem, I can return the Bontragers (within 30 days) and get the Giro's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by secstate View Post
    I have around 4,000 miles on mine and they're still in pretty good shape.
    Walking or riding?

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    Riding. They're fine for walking but do crunch on uneven pavement.

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