Speedplay Specific Shoes Who makes them?
Posted 16 June 2010 - 06:33 PM
I saw a review of Bont shoes in CN that said they offered them that way, but I can not find any mention of them on Bont's website or at the only online retailer I found that sells their shoes.
Posted 16 June 2010 - 08:12 PM
I don't know if they're "especially designed" for 'em, but my Sidi shoes work just fine with my Speedplay Zero pedals.
Yes, I have a couple of pair of Sidi, but they have a 3 hole pattern which requires you to use the adapter and some of the shims that are included with the speedplay cleats. They work fine but you have a little increase in stack height, which in all honesty is not that big a deal with my quality of riding.
My problem is that I bought a pair of DMT Speedplay specifics, and now I need a different saddle height when I wear the Sidi's than when I wear the DMT's. I don't want to buy another pair of identical DMT's, plus the heal protector is not replaceable on them, it is molded into the sole. I'm already getting some noticible wear on the protector.
It just seems to me with the popularity of Speedplay pedals that there should be more companies making a shoe designed for them.
Thanks for the reply however.
Posted 20 June 2010 - 05:43 PM
It took SEVEN MONTHS for them to arrive. Fit was good, especially after baking them to get the proper form-fit. However, given the money invested and the time waiting, they weren't that significantly better than shoes with an adapter. Finally, after a wet spring campaign, the leather has started to become unglued from the BOA system. It's pretty frustrating, and honestly, the overall quality of the stitching wasn't what I had expected. They're plenty comfy, but just not the set of slippers I was expecting, or that I think I paid for.