Cannondale shoes

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  1. Steve

    Steve Guest

    I fancy a pair of Cannondale SPD shoes because they actually look normal whilst in town. Does
    anybody have any good or bad experiences with them?

    Steve
     
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  2. Peter Clinch

    Peter Clinch Guest

    Steve wrote:
    > I fancy a pair of Cannondale SPD shoes because they actually look normal whilst in town. Does
    > anybody have any good or bad experiences with them?

    Caveat with *any* shoes is they have to fit your particular feet, and there's more to fit than a
    shoe size. People have different shapes of feet, often narrower or broader than others. I can't use
    Shimano shoes and boots, for example, because they're too narrow for me, while others have no
    trouble with them.

    So best start for shoe selection is try a load of different pairs on in person.

    Pete.
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    Fax 44 1382 640177 Dundee DD1 9SY Scotland UK net [email protected]
    http://www.dundee.ac.uk/~pjclinch/
     
  3. Thus spake Peter Clinch <[email protected]>

    > Steve wrote:
    > > I fancy a pair of Cannondale SPD shoes because they actually look normal whilst in town. Does
    > > anybody have any good or bad experiences with them?

    > Caveat with *any* shoes is they have to fit your particular feet, and there's more to fit than a
    > shoe size. People have different shapes of feet, often narrower or broader than others. I can't
    > use Shimano shoes and boots, for example, because they're too narrow for me, while others have no
    > trouble with them.

    > So best start for shoe selection is try a load of different pairs on in person.

    Too true. The other factor with shoe fit is depth. Too deep a shoe on a 'shallow' foot will crease
    and cut into the foot, too shallow a shoe can cause toenail trouble.

    I have far too much experience trying to get shoes...

    --
    Helen D. Vecht: [email protected] Edgware.
     
  4. Graeme Dods

    Graeme Dods Guest

    [email protected] (Steve) wrote in message
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    > I fancy a pair of Cannondale SPD shoes because they actually look normal whilst in town. Does
    > anybody have any good or bad experiences with them?

    I have a pair of Cannondale SPD shoes (can't remember the model), they're pretty good. My only
    complaint are the toe box seems a little stiff and the metal lace loops (not quite eyelets & not
    quite lace hooks) are obviously too sharp edged and go through laces very quickly. I've changed to
    using 4mm chord from my local climbing shop, much longer lasting. I think the lace loops may be
    different by now though as I've had these for about 3 or 4 years.

    Have fun!

    Graeme
     
  5. Rory

    Rory Guest

    [email protected] (Steve) wrote in message
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    > I fancy a pair of Cannondale SPD shoes because they actually look normal whilst in town. Does
    > anybody have any good or bad experiences with them?

    I got a pair of Cannondale (C-Soles?) last summer, in a MTB sortofa stylee. They've been great on
    and off the bike (except big blisters first long walk after a puncture, but now they're bruk in,
    they are fine for 10 miles hikes at least). They've SPD cleats and I use them on my commuter (M515
    pedals) and road bike (A515). They dry pretty quickly (overnight) after a soaking. The laces are
    fairly strong, and tuck away. I'd buy them again, alright, which is more than I can say for most
    bike products (exception: Decathalon - best value out there).
     
  6. Graeme Dods

    Graeme Dods Guest

    [email protected] (Graeme Dods) wrote in message
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    > I have a pair of Cannondale SPD shoes (can't remember the model), they're pretty good.
    <snip>

    Update - my wife just bought a pair of Cannondale FC610s (female version of the MC610) from EBC. She
    tried on a whole load and they turned out the most comfortable (and she's awkward to buy shoes for).
    The lace chopping problem won't happen on these as they use plastic eyelets. I must admit I swore
    I'd go somewhere other than EBC as they can sometimes be more expensive than other places, however
    they were the only place with a decent selection and were the same price as and web based shop I
    could find.

    Have fun!

    Graeme
     
  7. Jan Wysocki

    Jan Wysocki Guest

    I have a couple of pairs: they make excellent 'stealth' cycle shoes. Great for cuycling down to a
    bar or restaurant in 'normal' clothes.

    One small point against them: the tread isn't very hard wearing. If you walk on a lot of pavement or
    stone, you'll soon hear your cleats hitting the ground.

    --
    Jan

    Steve wrote:
    >
    > I fancy a pair of Cannondale SPD shoes because they actually look normal whilst in town. Does
    > anybody have any good or bad experiences with them?
    >
    > Steve
     
  8. Steve

    Steve Guest

    > Update - my wife just bought a pair of Cannondale FC610s (female version of the MC610) from EBC.
    > She tried on a whole load and they turned out the most comfortable (and she's awkward to buy shoes
    > for). The lace chopping problem won't happen on these as they use plastic eyelets. I must admit I
    > swore I'd go somewhere other than EBC as they can sometimes be more expensive than other places,
    > however they were the only place with a decent selection and were the same price as and web based
    > shop I could find.
    >
    > Have fun!
    >
    > Graeme

    Cheers for that Graeme!

    One of my concerns was that the chunky tread looked like it may hinder SPD entry, both connecting
    onto and off the pedal.

    Does it look like it may be a problem?

    Steve
     
  9. Graeme Dods

    Graeme Dods Guest

    [email protected] (Steve) wrote in message
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    > Cheers for that Graeme!
    >
    > One of my concerns was that the chunky tread looked like it may hinder SPD entry, both connecting
    > onto and off the pedal.
    >
    > Does it look like it may be a problem?

    Not really. The grips on my own boots are probably chunkier and I have no problems at all. Mind you,
    we both have "SPD only" pedals rather than "SPD and platform combined" so I can't vouch for that
    kind of pedal, though I have similar concerns to you about that type.

    Have fun!

    Graeme
     
  10. Rory

    Rory Guest

    [email protected] (Steve) wrote:
    > One of my concerns was that the chunky tread looked like it may hinder SPD entry, both connecting
    > onto and off the pedal.
    >
    > Does it look like it may be a problem?

    I chamfered the tread back a little around the cleats, to the left and right, which made it easier
    to clip in and out.
     
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