SPD shoe choice?

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SPD shoe choice?

Postby Newfish » Sat Oct 06, 2012 20:07 pm

Hello wise people,

Please could someone give me some advice. I have had my purple/green & black Agu spd shoes for 15 years and loved them, even the awesome colour scheme, today the soles fell off! :D so I am after some replacements.

I ride a mix of road and blue/red trails so the need to good in muddy conditions.
Velcro straps. (Not actually sure if there is a different option)
Shoe not a boot. I like the look of the Shimano M087G, sorry cant post a link, bloody iPad keeps reloading this page and deleting my post.

Can anyone recommend two or three options as there is so much choice I don't know where to start?

Thank you.

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Re: SPD shoe choice?

Postby benpinnick » Sun Oct 07, 2012 07:32 am

The m078 is a great shoe for the money, the model down (without the ratchet) i have for my commute and summer use, and I rate them too. The ratchet is nice to have, but not necessary I would say, I have them on both my off road shoes. I also have a set of XC50s - but I have to say they are best for winter, as they are pretty wide and fairly waterproof - good for think socks and wet weather!

For £50 its a great deal on the 87s from CRC, but you may find better. Only thing is if you have wide feet go for the XC range.
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Re: SPD shoe choice?

Postby Newfish » Sun Oct 07, 2012 20:02 pm

Hi Ben, thanks for the reply. I presume you mean 087 not 078. Since there's been such a massive response the desicion is very hard, might go for the m087 though. :D

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Re: SPD shoe choice?

Postby tarbot18 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 20:57 pm

As above if you have wide feet get a pair that do wide sizes which i think the 087 do , ive got the m077 s and i cant wear them for commuting anymore as they cripple my feet too tight plus they come in small get a size bigger.
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Re: SPD shoe choice?

Postby WindyG » Sun Oct 07, 2012 22:34 pm

I was advised to go at least half if not one size larger with all Shimano shoes as they are narrow. I went one size up with a pair of MO77's and they are a perfect fit.

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Re: SPD shoe choice?

Postby benpinnick » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:00 am

Newfish wrote:Hi Ben, thanks for the reply. I presume you mean 087 not 078. Since there's been such a massive response the desicion is very hard, might go for the m087 though. :D


Yeah, I meant the 87, not 78.
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Re: SPD shoe choice?

Postby Newfish » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:51 am

Thanks guys. Going to drop into my LBS tonight and see what they do, then perhaps order online.

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Re: SPD shoe choice?

Postby njee20 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:56 am

Whichever Specialized fits your budget, the BG Sport being the obvious one.


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