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Steffen L.T.
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On all the recent vids that Andrew and Kevin have been putting out, I have noticed odd shoes... they look like a cross between XC clip-ons and rockclimbing shoes :werd:

Are there special shoes for trials? if so, where can I get them? what are they like?

What shoes do you wear for trials?

I have shitty ass kona pedals so I gotta wear stupid Nike cross-trainers to stay on the bloody things. And even then shingaurds are an absolute must! Last time is just went out for a 5min ride on a sunny day to get some fresh air, ended up in the ER with 26 stiches + bone shards in my right shin... :ugh:
 

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steve french
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andrew wears gay monty shoes, i guess he swears by them or somthing, and graham uses try-all shoes, which you can actually buy from him at tryallamerica.com, im not sure if you can still get montys... i have ordered ty-all shoes, but i dont know why.
 

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i just posted this in trials-forum.co.uk
do a search for posts made by 'trialsrider' and you'll find one addressing this topic. apparently more people said that try all was better than monty. i think im going to go wit da try all, but the monty's are pretty schwank as well
 

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p.s. i wear vans cab-6, which were the most expensive vans shoes in like the 2000 time, and i got them for $41, they work sick sick, but they are falling apart.
 

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i have super top secret limited access shoes from DC called Mantekas- they are only available through bmx places like dans comp or hippie poser ass mall shops like pac-sun or any authorized dc shoe dealer... that came out wrong...

i know andrew likes his monty shoes and i know lots of people really enjoy their try-all shoes. both can be purchased from webcyclery or the try-alls from tryallamerica.com

most people ride in trials shoes or skate shoes. i love my skater punk shoes- cant stand trials shoes- but many people are the other way around.
 

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I've always worn Vans with the waffle pattern sole. I like my newer ones better, stiffer sole. My old pair of Vans aren't much more than slippers now.

Are the trials shoes really soft and flimsy in the sole, or moderately stiff?
 

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I love my monty shoes...if you ever catch me riding in anything else I better be getting a 6 figure contract to wear them, so basically I won't ride anything else. I do not like skate shoes at all, I've tried to ride in them...it just won't work. The shoe construction is just too stiff, and they all snap my ankles. I learned riding PUMA indoor soccer shoes for a few years, and they were the bomb... I've had my montys for over a year and love them.
 

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I just started wearing LaSportiva climbing/approach/trail running shoe, with sticky rubber. The problem with them is that they work TOO well. They are so sticky I can't adjust my foot position easily, and I've even wiped it because I couldn't get my foot off easily.

Once the tread wears down a little I think they are going to work great. They have good ankle support, too. The only downside is that they are ugly as hell, but so are "trials" shoes, so who cares...
 

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I think the only thing keeping me from getting one of these shoes....is thier looks and the fact you can just wear your everyday shoes(skate shoes for me) and whatever you're wearing. TYou don't have to worry about ugly-ness if you have to stop somewhere when riding....
 

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why concern yourself with how your shoes look.... seriously what is the point- you are already on a bike that looks absolutely retarded to most people (no seat, loud ass brakes, flat tires... etc). i prefer skate shoes over trials shoes not because of their looks but because of personal comfort preference. trials shoes are ugly but so are trials bikes. worrying about the shoes is trivial.
 

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Oh, don't get me wrong, I really DON'T care what people think. I just think it's really funny looking to have them on. That and the fact that I can ride, see some friends and just go out without having to change shoes....eh, LOL, I'm prolly just makin excuses so I don't have to spend the dough...eh.... :D
 

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Steffen L.T.
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WhiteRavenKS said:
why concern yourself with how your shoes look.... seriously what is the point- you are already on a bike that looks absolutely retarded to most people (no seat, loud ass brakes, flat tires... etc). i prefer skate shoes over trials shoes not because of their looks but because of personal comfort preference. trials shoes are ugly but so are trials bikes. worrying about the shoes is trivial.
hahaha so true, retarded trials bikes :rofl:
 

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Addidas campus..cheap..grippy...stylin'....RUN DMC BITCHES!!!!

Cuz it's like that

and thats the way it iz!
 

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the main reason i am buying try-all shoes is because they look dank, and when i buy them, 120000 other people at my school will get them too..and that would be hilarious.
 

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i have the cheapest, ghetto-est vans ever, i got them about two years ago for $30. They work great but my pedals tend to take chunks out of the tread here and there. I am thinking about trying a set of the tryall shoes but i also freeride.... :ugh:
 

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I wear Vans 'Dwayne' skate shoes for trials, as well as the shoe, its the pedal that makes a difference, like between vp double cages and dmr v8's, the V8's in combination with the vANS full waffle pattern sole grip brilliantly, i too have the trouble sometimes where my foot gets stuck, such that when i go to bail sideways, when losing balance when pedal-upping to something the whole bike gets stuck to a foot, and i usually end up flat on the floor, i haven't even tried any of these trials shoes, and i doubt i will for a long time, skate shoes, with the right grip are a decent substitute, and you can use them for anything else, skating for example, they're also comfy and sturdy and provide a wide base for easier balance and comfort..
 
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