Lidl "cheapo" bike shoes



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Pinky

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I have just started wearing the £14 LIDL cycling shoes yesterday and will
continue with them till they fall apart or whatever.

Early comments are only 2!
1. They are certainly bigger in size ( mine are 45) than the Shimano and
Diadora of the same size.
2. The velcro strap is flimsier and narrower and I would expect it to be the
first thing to wear out.

Other than that they seem ok and are comfortable. -- not been out in the wet
in them yet though! They didn't come with a set of cleats in the box so that
effectively puts the price up by about £10 but it still seems a good price!

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Pete Whelan

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Pinky wrote:
> Other than that they seem ok and are comfortable. -- not been out in the
> wet in them yet though! They didn't come with a set of cleats in the
> box so that effectively puts the price up by about £10 but it still
> seems a good price!
>


most shoes don't come with cleats. the cleats usualy come with pedals.
This might mean having to buy another bike
 
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Stan Cox

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Pinky wrote:
> I have just started wearing the £14 LIDL cycling shoes yesterday and
> will continue with them till they fall apart or whatever.
>
> Early comments are only 2!
> 1. They are certainly bigger in size ( mine are 45) than the Shimano and
> Diadora of the same size.
> 2. The velcro strap is flimsier and narrower and I would expect it to
> be the first thing to wear out.
>
> Other than that they seem ok and are comfortable. -- not been out in the
> wet in them yet though! They didn't come with a set of cleats in the
> box so that effectively puts the price up by about £10 but it still
> seems a good price!
>

I've never bought a pair of shoes that came with cleats, they always
come with the pedals. This year I didnt even go to Lidl because I'm
still using the stuff I have bought there in previous years :)

Stan Cox
 
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Duncan Smith

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> I have just started wearing the £14 LIDL cycling shoes yesterday and will
> continue with them till they fall apart or whatever.
>
>
> Other than that they seem ok and are comfortable. -- not been out in the wet
> in them yet though! They didn't come with a set of cleats in the box so that
> effectively puts the price up by about £10 but it still seems a good price!
>


Certainly sound like a bit of a bargain! If they're like some other
shoes, you may find that in the wet, a significant proportion of water
ingresses from underneath (through the cleat area). You can prevent
this by applying some sealant like 'Shoe Goo' (http://www.wiggle.co.uk/
ProductDetail.aspx?ProdID=5360019880&referid=Frogoog), or even just
bunging the area up by molding some Blu Tak around the cleats.

I like the Goo because it's pretty permanent, but others like Blu Tak
because it's usually already to hand, and you can always dig it out
again should you change your mind.

Regards,

Duncan.
 
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Brian G

Guest
Pinky wrote:
> I have just started wearing the £14 LIDL cycling shoes yesterday and
> will continue with them till they fall apart or whatever.
>
> Early comments are only 2!
> 1. They are certainly bigger in size ( mine are 45) than the Shimano and
> Diadora of the same size.
> 2. The velcro strap is flimsier and narrower and I would expect it to
> be the first thing to wear out.
>
> Other than that they seem ok and are comfortable. -- not been out in the
> wet in them yet though! They didn't come with a set of cleats in the
> box so that effectively puts the price up by about £10 but it still
> seems a good price!
>

I've been amazed at how well mine have lasted. I've got one pair which
must be four years old and been used through much of the winter weather
and are still in useable condition (though they wouldn't win the
"best-dressed" award).

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Brian G
www.wetwo.co.uk
 
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Dan Gregory

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Brian G wrote:
> Pinky wrote:
>> I have just started wearing the £14 LIDL cycling shoes yesterday and
>> will continue with them till they fall apart or whatever.
>>
>> Early comments are only 2!
>> 1. They are certainly bigger in size ( mine are 45) than the Shimano
>> and Diadora of the same size.
>> 2. The velcro strap is flimsier and narrower and I would expect it to
>> be the first thing to wear out.
>>
>> Other than that they seem ok and are comfortable. -- not been out in
>> the wet in them yet though! They didn't come with a set of cleats in
>> the box so that effectively puts the price up by about £10 but it
>> still seems a good price!
>>

> I've been amazed at how well mine have lasted. I've got one pair which
> must be four years old and been used through much of the winter weather
> and are still in useable condition (though they wouldn't win the
> "best-dressed" award).
>

Mine are lasting well too, I've had them about a year.
Just switched to my lighter summer shoes though, being as it's so warm
:))
 
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naked_draughtsman

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"Brian G" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Pinky wrote:
>> I have just started wearing the £14 LIDL cycling shoes yesterday and
>> will continue with them till they fall apart or whatever.
>>
>> Early comments are only 2!
>> 1. They are certainly bigger in size ( mine are 45) than the Shimano and
>> Diadora of the same size.
>> 2. The velcro strap is flimsier and narrower and I would expect it to be
>> the first thing to wear out.
>>
>> Other than that they seem ok and are comfortable. -- not been out in the
>> wet in them yet though! They didn't come with a set of cleats in the box
>> so that effectively puts the price up by about £10 but it still seems a
>> good price!


I got a pair the other day and I'm quite pleased although I don't go far in
them (may as well use the expensive ones for big rides) and one of the screw
plates wouldn't take the bolt for the cleats so I had to use the bits they
give you with the pedals. Cleats came from the £9.99 set of pedals they
also had on sale.
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Mike the unimaginative

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Brian G <[email protected]> wrote in
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>>

> I've been amazed at how well mine have lasted. I've got one pair
> which must be four years old and been used through much of the winter
> weather and are still in useable condition (though they wouldn't win
> the "best-dressed" award).
>


Mine too. Bought last year at about this time, and have had no problems
with them at all - and the velcro is holding up well. They probably rate as
more Autumn-Winter-Spring shoes than Summer-weight.