Shoes and pedals, I'm confused

Dallant

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My Trek Allant+7 came with the now famous recalled Bontrager Satellite City pedal. I replaced them early on with OneUp for their much better grip. I ended up getting some of the well-known Adidas 5-10s and like them for riding but not really a fan of lots of walking in them so I’ve found myself wearing a pair of Columbia shoes for their overall comfort, grip, and water resistance. Now that I have a Rail 5, i’m going to try the Adidas more but will likely use the Columbia’s more.
 

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st0ut

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My Trek Allant+7 came with the now famous recalled Bontrager Satellite City pedal. I replaced them early on with OneUp for their much better grip. I ended up getting some of the well-known Adidas 5-10s and like them for riding but not really a fan of lots of walking in them so I’ve found myself wearing a pair of Columbia shoes for their overall comfort, grip, and water resistance. Now that I have a Rail 5, i’m going to try the Adidas more but will likely use the Columbia’s more.
I am going to take a hint from our BMX and Fixie cousins.... and get some Vans
 

dmourati

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USA
City
Mountain View
I went with Five Ten’s Sleuth so I could wear on and off the bike and also a pair or Van’s skate shoes. Here are the Sleuth’s.
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reed scott

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I find that most of my hiking/walking shoes with at least somewhat knobby tread work fine. Hang on the pegs nicely. Even my Keene 'sandals' do well but there might be a concern about not enough protection in a fall there.
 

Kayakguy

Active Member
It took me about a year, and sore knees, to figure it out. It might be easier for her to think of it as "forward and back" as in you are moving your leg forward, and kind of swinging it back up.. That's how I picked it up.
Also, if she's riding a mid drive, she might notice that spinning gets her more assist from the motor and more power in her pedal strokes.
It's a rant of mine- "mashing" = using your knee joint as a fulcrum:bad. Also, over developing your quads:bad. I know I'm pedaling right when I feel it in the backs of my legs, too.
For about 8-10 years I commuted to my teaching job (a short commute but with a steep climb at each end). I started with a Sears 5 speed (my first bike with a deraileur), then on to a Raleigh with 12 (?) speeds, and lugged/aluminum composite frame (memory is a bit fuzzy here). Early on I read somewhere that spinning was the preferred way to pedal, and I adopted that style so that it became instinctive and natural feeling to me. And I have continued with it into my ebike phase.

My wife is not a spinner, but uses a much slower cadence; nevertheless, she is a powerful biker, and before I got the ebike, I had to work hard to keep up with her. Now I need to entice her from her analog Townie to an ebike, but so far she is resistant. Much of the reason is the weight. She thinks the Townie is too heavy, and of course an e-version is going to be more problematic.
 

ChezCheese:)

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USA
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Kitsap Co, WA
first time I ever found any keens in a less then butt ugly color in my size 14. I am always stuck with the ugly colors.
Size 14?? Contact the Navy, maybe they have a spare pair of aircraft carriers for your feet... 🤪 But remember, people with large feet have greater under standing. 😄