Is there such a thing as a SPD-SL (Shimano) compatible road shoe that you can walk in. ie like a mountain bike shoe style with a real sole?
Obviously the SPD-SL cleat takes up a lot of room but maybe some boffins have worked it out…
And for the love of god CraigC, don’t post a picture of those SPD sandles!
You do mean these right?
I’ve never seen a shoe which has these cleats recessed in the sole.
Edit: I think I get what you’re asking now… you don’t actually want to walk in them with the cleat on do you? In that case, unfortunately, my answer is unchanged: never seen a shoe with a walking sole and compatability with these cleats.
Yes, those are the cleats I’m talking about.
I guess what I’m asking is whether there are any compatible shoe that has a degree of sole, rather than just a slab of carbon fibre.
For instance I currently use Shimano shoes that work great, but walking is a mess since the ‘sole’ consists of 2 tiny pieces of plastic on the front and rear. Polished carbon sole on wet staircases is a nightmare! :evil:
I understand the cleat is never going to be recessed, but if there was a shoe design that had some sole on the front and rear?
Buy a set of look pedals and fit the cafe covers and swan around like a poofta
or make these, designer boy
Shimano make these, they also come in white which look fkn sweet.
But they look a’ight.
You could make them work possibly?
^Completely different bolt pattern.
Shizer. My bad…
Ignore me from now on… all the time.
haha thanks for all the thoughts!
So it looks like SPD-SL by its very nature is never going to be compatible with a ‘walkable’ shoe…
Back to SPD’s then I guess
And thanks kingsville for the cover suggestion!
I know this good shoe that will suit…
back in the early days of Shimano SPD MTB pedals with the “new” recessed small metal 2 bolt cleat, Look came out with a MTB shoe which had their big plastic 3 bolt cleat sort of recessed within a fairly thick amount of tread. I have a hazy distant recollection of a brown suede with laces and a velcro strap on top. That is the closest thing I can think of…
I am new to this forum and just browsing when I saw your post. I use the same cleats on my “normal” road bike and have a set of cleat covers that are made of rubber and fit over the cleats when not on the bike. The a) help protect the cleat and b) make walking a fair bit easier.
They are available on Ebay for about $30, hope this helps.