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Sonya W.

Sonya W.

Sonya W.

Sonya W.wrote a review of on May 8, 2017

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

These were on backorder when i ordered them. Waited almost four weeks for delivery. They seemed perfect. Cleats for my clipless system, but nice Vibram soles for those times when I might have to walk.

When they arrived, I attached my SP-51 cleats in the lower pair of holes, because I like the cleat below the ball of my foot, and found that the plate they attached to slid up and down inside the shoe. I have only had one other pair of clipless shoes so i wasn't sure if this was an error or by design. When I got on the bike, I had a hard time unclipping my left foot. I would turn my foot and the cleat would stay straight in the pedal. This felt very crashy. I had to wrench my foot around, left and right, to get it out. I tried moving the cleats toward the toe. This gave me more leg to apply torque with, but the cleat still slid around on my left shoe and clipping out was still difficult. Trying get my left foot out once, i put my heel into the spokes. The right shoe brushed up against the chain during an extraction attempt. I suppose that's better than the police taking them off my corpse feet after I crash.

I thought maybe it was my new pedals, and swapped back to my old shoes. Nope. It's the new shoes. If you like your cleats near the toes, you might like these. Just crank down on them really hard and maybe they won't move. They were great when I was off the bike walking through a store with hardwood floors. I didn't have to worry about the cleats scuffing up the wood.

I really liked the look of these shoes and I wish they had worked out for me.
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