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in: PatrickGarcia; PatrickGarcia > 2016-07-06

Jul 7, 2016 7:11 PM # 
Grandpa Jameson:
I just got some new shoes. i think my Giro's were contributing to my shin pain. i got some weird twinges riding my mtb long last friday... out of nowhere and it was the first long ride in them in a long time... then i looked back at my log and my shin issues have seemed to pop up after riding my mtb or cx bikes in the giros. maybe a coincidence.

I recently added varus wedges to my road shoes and it's made a huge difference in my ankle, knee, hip alignment.

I am HUGE fan of specialized shoes because they are have a build in wedge. I picked up a pair of these last weekend at bike source:

the are super comfortable and i don't think you can find a better shoe for the price ($150). and i've ridden in a bunch of different mtb shoes over the last 10 years. from $100 to $400. these are comfortable as any pair i've worn. i also picked up the correct specialized footbed for foot/arch. makes such a difference. they feel like a pair of running shoes on my feet.
Jul 7, 2016 8:04 PM # 
Might have to check those out, there's a BikeSourse not too far from the office. Was gonna check these out too:

Like the look of the Specialized 2FO Cliplites as well. Particularly since I've always leaned towards trail riding rather than XC racing (hoping to replace the hard tail sometime as well with a proper FS). Want something that's comfort first. I rode a crappy pair of Pearl Izumi shoes for years (which I'll wear again until I buy something new) which were fine apart from being a bit too small. Bummer since the Sidi's were not cheap.
Jul 7, 2016 8:06 PM # 
And I hope you got those shoes in the HOT all red.
Jul 8, 2016 3:24 PM # 
I am using last year's model of these. Love them, especially when I have to hike a bike or for cyclocross and have to run with the bike.

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