So basically I need a clipless (I fucking hate that they are called “clipless”, what’s the deal?) shoe that can be worn all day like a regular shoe.
I’ve narrowed it down to Specialized Sonomahttp://www.ajssportinggoods.com/lifespo ... alBikeShoe
and Adidas minretthttp://www.pricepoint.com/detail/16961- ... 5%20ADIMN8
Here’s the kicker, I have about 90$ of specialized money (store credit) to buy those sonoma’s, BUT I’m really in no hurry to use that money because it never expires and I’m sure at some point I’ll figure out something to buy with the money.
My concerns are a lot about looks (maybe it would be better to make this post in BFSSFG, but I don’t need 100 assholes telling me to DO A SEARCH) because I tend to sport shorts, a lot of times pedal pushers, and I’m a little concerned with how funky either of these shoes might look. Right now I almost always wear the vans slip-ons.
Also, I would like to hear about the performance of these shoes. I only put such concern on the looks because I figure they both work just as well for keeping your foot on the pedal, but then again I’ve never done clipless before.
So if anyone has personal experience (as far as performance goes) with either of these shoes, that would be awesome too.
EDIT: oh also I forgot, what about the velcro straps on the sonomas versus the pull shoestrings on the minretts. Will either system work better than the other?