Re: [CR]Cleats? +Maressi shoes, some for sale


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From: NortonMarg@aol.com
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 13:32:09 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]Cleats? +Maressi shoes, some for sale
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 3/13/03 9:06:16 AM Pacific Standard Time, bicyclemark@juno.com writes:


> While I'm on the retro shoe thing, I have a pair of Maressi, lace up,
> black leather, cycling shoes, with some Italian colored plastic, for
> decoration. They have adjustable cleats, with three screws to keep them
> tight, and nail holes around their perimeter in case you want to make
> them permanently attached. The screws seem to keep them in place just
> fine though. However these shoes just kill my feet in the arch area on
> both sides of both feet. They seem to have more pronounced arch
> supports, and also seem to be for narrower feet. The combination just
> isn't made for my feet. I finally decided never to ride with them again,
> because I always end up regretting it.
>

Maressis are my favorite shoes. I would describe them as actually kind of wide in the front with a SLIGHTLY narrower heel (I wear a D to E width). They also have a roomy toe box. There is a pronounced arch and a curve in the sole that puts your foot in a position like you are walking on your toes, that really works for me. The curve DOES make it a little work to bolt on look cleats. I have a few pair of spare NOS shoes, sizes 44.5 and 45, in white (sorry no black) available for $50 pair. The white is nice on a hot day.
Stevan Thomas
Alameda, CA