What I'm looking for is a good shoe to wear which would dry out faster
than a regular tennis shoe. Is that even possible?? :)
The problem I have with the typical Mt Bike shoes out there now is
that they are either 1) made for clips or 2) have stiff soles.
Should I just continue to wear regular tennis shoes and perhaps buy
some water proof socks or ??
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Opposite how it sounds, "clipless" shoes are made for the clips your
describe. Methinks it's because they eliminate the need for toe
clips, instead clicking the sole to the pedal. You're looking for a
normal shoe that will ride well.
IMHO, clipless is awesome for mountain biking, and you should give it
If you definitely don't want clipless, BMX places like www.danscomp.com
carry a variety of BMX shoes, which are very rarely intended for clips
but are intended for serious riding. They're also usually very
comfortable. Most comfortable and durable sneakers I ever owned were
BMX shoes, I believe Globe brand. Some skate shops sell BMX shoes as
I don't know that these shoes will dry any faster than your tennis
shoes, but I'd bet they'll last longer and be more comfortable on
rides. They'll also grab your pedals better, which is nice if you're
not clicking in. I've got a serious scar from slipping a pedal on my
20" back in the day, and I still think had I been wearing better shoes
I'd have stuck the pedal and saved myself countless stitches. Oh
Also, r.b.o-r is rather dead. You may want to post this to a.m-b for
more replies from the MTB crew.
If you use nice big platform pedals, use whatever sneaker fits. Keen
makes some neat hybrid water shoe sneaker things that are pretty comfy
and dry quick. Just avoid cotton socks and you'll be fine.
Cool - thanks for all of your replies.
I have spotted the Keen brand shoe and I will also be looking at the
Shimano and other BMX brand shoes that you list.