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Tech Clipless/SPD street shoes?

Discussion in 'Tech' started by kheegster, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. kheegster

    kheegster Warming-Up

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    Hi all,

    I'm planning to cycle the ~25km to work semi-regularly, which I refuse to do in a mama-chari. On the other hand, my SPD shoes are a little too sporty to wear around the office.

    Does anyone know of any shops in Tokyo where I can find some clipless shoes that look like normal shoes? Like some of these: https://www.cyclingabout.com/stylish-spd-cycling-shoes-which-look-casual/

    I can actually find some of them on amazon.co.jp, but I'd prefer to be able to try them out in a shop if possible. Please let me know if anyone has spotted shoes like this in a shop!

  2. Joe McCarthy

    Joe McCarthy Speeding Up

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  3. bloaker

    bloaker Maximum Pace

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    I could not imagine wearing bike shoes all day.
    Buy a seat pack or handlebar roll and carry your work shoes in that.
  4. Joe McCarthy

    Joe McCarthy Speeding Up

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    I think it depends how much you walk around. Back when I was a mechanic I could never wear my bike shoes at work but nowadays if I know I'm going to be spending most of the day at my desk I'll wear my bike shoes.
  5. Conrad

    Conrad Maximum Pace

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    @kheegster you could also try something like this for SPD, or this for SPD-SL. That way you could just wear regular shoes and be comfortable at work. I haven't tried them myself but they seem like a practical solution for a commute on relatively flat roads. It would also make the constant stopping and starting at traffic lights a little easier.
  6. theBlob

    theBlob Bokeh master

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    I’d stash some shoes and socks at the office if I was you. All summer your going to be walking around in swampy shoes...:tdown:
    BigDawg, jdd and bloaker like this.
  7. kheegster

    kheegster Warming-Up

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    Turns out that larger Y's Road branches have at least a few of the kind I have in mind, although the number of sizes they had available was rather iffy. Shibuya branch basically had nearly no available sizes beyond the display shoes, but Okachimachi branch did yield something I fancied.


    (My rationale for these is that on the commute I'd probably be trying to maintain a high intensity to get a workout in, and in the office I'd usually be wearing slippers anyway ;))
  8. jdd

    jdd Maximum Pace
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    I did this forever, tho I mostly used some birkenstock knockoffs instead of shoes.
  9. Edogawakikkoman

    Edogawakikkoman Maximum Pace

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    I keep my work shoes under my work desk...

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