Re: [CR]shotput shoes?

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Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 10:37:25 -0500
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
Subject: Re: [CR]shotput shoes?
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From: "John Thompson" <> wrote:
> I suppose I could try to find a pair of Dettos, but I am also leery of
> traditional slotted cleats. I fear that I would not be able to get out of
> the pedals easily.

You can remove the cleats if you prefer, but just leaving the straps slightly loose until you feel comfortable with the cleats is probably a better idea.
> I want something that looks like a bike shoe, but walks like a sneaker.
> Before I just go buy another pair of Sambas, I would be glad to hear your
> suggestions

The problem with this is that any shoe with a stiff enough sole to be a decent cycling shoe will simply not walk like a sneaker.

Another option is to use a platform pedal like the Lyotard Marcel Berthet or (my current favourite for street shoes) the Campagnolo Triomphe.


-John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA