Cycling and Walking in Road shoes

by Noelieboy   January 9, 2013  


I'm about to purchase my first pair of clipless shoes but I'm unsure what to go for...

do I go all out & buy a pair of road shoes or do i compromise & buy MTB style shoes...

I'm looking at the Giro Trans road shoe
or the Vittoria 1976

but as I don't have the cycling & walking experience I'm not sure what is best for me.
I currently commute to work & have to walk about 10m or so either end...

hoep you guys can shed some light.


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For sheer practicality I'd go for the Giro Trans. 10 metres walking isn't going to impact on your choice, but i think the Giro are probably going to suit your commuting needs.

However it may depend on what you ride...if you like 'traditional' gear then the Vittoria would be the obvious choice???


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posted by malcolmclayton [38 posts]
9th January 2013 - 12:22

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check your shoes can take the cleat that your pedal
uses ... some won't accept 2 bolt mtb cleats and mtb
shoes normally won't accpet the 3 (or 4) bolt road cleats.

still on the 3rd switch-back of Bwlch !

posted by therevokid [925 posts]
9th January 2013 - 14:45


How about going for the road shoes (three hole cleats) and use rubber cleat covers at either end of your cycle commute.

I say this because I had a pair of "touring" shoes where the two bolt cleat was recessed into the tread but the tread was of such a soft compound it wasn't long before I was click clacking down the road which also ruined the cleat. A rather expensive lesson was learnt.


posted by FATBEGGARONABIKE [734 posts]
9th January 2013 - 15:22

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"10m at the end of the ride"
Sounds a bit like me.

I normally just take my shoes/socks off and walk barefoot into work.
It might look a bit strange to some co-workers but also they might think that of the rest of my gear too.
Doesn't bother me.

posted by Marauder [284 posts]
9th January 2013 - 15:33

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Thanks for the help & comments guys.

I think I'm gonna go for the Giro's.

I would like to take cycling up as my main hobby so I will invest in one pair of shoes & buy the cleat covers aswell rather than have MTB on my commute bike & road cleats on my 'race' bike.

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posted by Noelieboy [95 posts]
9th January 2013 - 16:39


I had a similar scenario when i started riding, Now 1 1/2 years down the line i really want proper road shoes but cant afford! Thats my tuppence thoughts!

posted by 02curtisb [73 posts]
9th January 2013 - 17:52


Anyone know where I could get cleat covers for Shimano cleats?

posted by paulfg42 [395 posts]
9th January 2013 - 21:04

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paulfg42 wrote:
Anyone know where I could get cleat covers for Shimano cleats?

High on bikes is a good bet, in fact......

There you go.

posted by AWP [112 posts]
9th January 2013 - 23:17