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Favorite Spin Shoe Brands

Miranda2010-05-02 11:36:26 +0000 #1
We have a good thread going about using spin shoes in class, vs the toe straps, but what's the ops on brands?

Right now, I'm just using my Diadora mtb shoes in spin class that I use for the trail with a spd cleat. Long story short, I'm thinking about switching up my shoes and pedal systems for outside. Trying decide if I want different spin shoes in the mix.

I saw that Sidi makes a spin shoe called the Vigo (under winter training tab from the Sidi home page). I have an E question out to a website that carries them on the sole material, and sizing specifics (info not found on Sidi website).

Just wondering what brands you ladies prefer for indoors? Thanks!
Zeek2010-05-02 11:52:05 +0000 #2
Indoor: Nike

Outdoor: Sidi.
greycoral2010-05-02 12:11:02 +0000 #3
I don't know that Nike makes indoor shoes anymore, I just tried to search for them, and couldn't find anything. As for me, I'm still searching for a good pair for spin class. I found a pair of diadora road shoes that would be perfect (found em used for real cheap), but I'm having issues with one of the cleat holes, the cleat keeps coming out when I unclip. No good.
Miranda2010-05-02 12:31:21 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by greycoral

I don't know that Nike makes indoor shoes anymore, I just tried to search for them, and couldn't find anything. As for me, I'm still searching for a good pair for spin class. I found a pair of diadora road shoes that would be perfect (found em used for real cheap), but I'm having issues with one of the cleat holes, the cleat keeps coming out when I unclip. No good.

I have never tried on a pair of Nike, I think one of our stores carries them, but in general I think they run narrow. Like for tennis shoes too. That is one of my issues lately with the feet.

I love my road Sidi Zetas, but I think the womens fit is too narrow at the ball. My foot is like a flying V with a high arch. I get numb, weird, disfigured, extremely painful cramping now with both my Sidi Zetas, and my Diadora mtb shoes (trail, or inside at spin class).

I'm trying some diff Sidi in mens (run wider), and have ordered some Superfeet insoles to see if that will help. The other thing is the small cleat of spd, and the lack of stiffness in the mtb shoe, vs a full carbon road sole.

For the Sidi Vigo, at $120, I can only imagine they are the cheapest non-stiff sole. Since they don't specify "womens" either, I assume they are mens width, and not the narrower fit like my womens Zetas. I don't know what my Diadoras are. I do know that when I used the same spd cleat/pedal on my road bike, and upgraded to the stiffer Zeta, my pain improved (less flex I assume).

I have two pairs of shoes (well, the Keen commuters don't count, they are for short play), for three activities (road, mtb, and spin class), and one cleat system now... spd. I'm going to switch up to Look Keos (or Ultergras) on my road bike for a wide platform, and eggbeaters on my mtb (just because I loved the 4-sided entry)... so this leaves me with no spd shoes for spin class. What to do... keep part of my trash shoes for spin, and make it work... or new shoes for spin.

I think I just need the shoe fairy to come . But... I can't see buying a new spin shoe that is only going to end up being the same quality, and potential foot pain issue, as what I have now. That's why I'm looking for some ops on brands...
Miranda2010-05-02 13:27:23 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by greycoral

I don't know that Nike makes indoor shoes anymore, I just tried to search for them, and couldn't find anything. As for me, I'm still searching for a good pair for spin class. I found a pair of diadora road shoes that would be perfect (found em used for real cheap), but I'm having issues with one of the cleat holes, the cleat keeps coming out when I unclip. No good.

I don't do well with tools and confidence, so I let the shop switch my stuff up (or I could potentially just switch cleats for class, etc.), but I thought they could replace the plate in the shoe to fix the cleat? When my Zetas were brand spaking new the tech torqed the screw too tight and broke part of the cleat . It still works... but I think it could be replaced.

You might go into the shop and check it out. Or, maybe try geeking it out on here, or google, for replacement plates. I'm not a tech queen... but seems like I've seen the part before. FWIW....
gleeclub2010-05-02 13:05:05 +0000 #6
i use the sidi's vigo for indoor spinning.

it's a fine shoe for indoor spinning.

i use mountain shoes, cannondale by diadora for outdoor road cycling.

the cannondales dont work well for me indoor and the sidi dont work well for me on long distance rides outdoor
greycoral2010-05-02 14:00:10 +0000 #7
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Originally Posted by Miranda

I don't do well with tools and confidence, so I let the shop switch my stuff up (or I could potentially just switch cleats for class, etc.), but I thought they could replace the plate in the shoe to fix the cleat? When my Zetas were brand spaking new the tech torqed the screw too tight and broke part of the cleat . It still works... but I think it could be replaced.

You might go into the shop and check it out. Or, maybe try geeking it out on here, or google, for replacement plates. I'm not a tech queen... but seems like I've seen the part before. FWIW....

My Shimano mtb shoes have a removable cleat plate, but the diadora's don't (necessarily). I actually cut through the fabric to remove the plate to see if my shimano ones fit (they don't, the shimano plate is too wide and doesn't fit in the niche). The fabric folds back over it just fine, I have thin insoles that I put in them so it doesn't rub my foot. I tried some longer screws, and it seemed to hold better, but i can feel them slightly without the insoles. If all else fails, i'm only out $10 (for the used shoes), but i'll have to keep looking for something else. I'm not ready to shell out $100 for spin shoes, i'll go back to wearing my mtb ones!
Miranda2010-05-02 14:51:00 +0000 #8
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Originally Posted by greycoral

My Shimano mtb shoes have a removable cleat plate, but the diadora's don't (necessarily). I actually cut through the fabric to remove the plate to see if my shimano ones fit (they don't, the shimano plate is too wide and doesn't fit in the niche). The fabric folds back over it just fine, I have thin insoles that I put in them so it doesn't rub my foot. I tried some longer screws, and it seemed to hold better, but i can feel them slightly without the insoles. If all else fails, i'm only out $10 (for the used shoes), but i'll have to keep looking for something else. I'm not ready to shell out $100 for spin shoes, i'll go back to wearing my mtb ones!

$10 for the used shoes... wow, that's killer! I know, as I was checking out fitting the Superfeet that just came into stuff, the Diadoras are glued... but not tight. I think Superfeet makes some type of insole that can fit over the current insert if you cut it more. That's good to know, because that shoe has no arch support what so ever. I think that's part of my issue. I've been lazy lately, but normally I'm at the gym a lot regardless of what I'm doing outside. I'm certified to teach too, but just have never started yet. So for me, it's enough spinning stuff to justify the shoe. It's funny... when I wear the mtb shoe out on the trail and come back in with sticker weeds I forgot in the velcro at spin class, some of those proper ladies raise an eyebrow at my mtb remains. I think it makes the mtb shoe happy though .

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