I posted up about the "whys" and "hows" of acquiring my new Mavic Fury shoes at the end of July. I've now had them for three months. I've worn them for my Colorado/Utah vacation, the Shenandoah Mountain 100, Pisgah Monster Cross, and Wilkes 100k (and a handful of shorter rides). Many hours of constant wear. Enough to form an opinion (in my opinion).
the best shoes I've ever had (aside from their frailty), I thought these would be the ticket. Sharp pains, feeling as if the shoes were filling with my own blood. I don't know how so many other people are making these work. Keep in mind, this isn't hike-a-bike related pain. There was little to no walking at those last two events, yet the fire was lit under the balls of my feet after about three hours.
In all fairness, I'm gonna keep riding them for shorter rides hoping that at some point they "break in." Two to three hour rides are not as much of a problem pain-wise. Anything with hike-a-bike? My foot pulls outta the heel cup, I assume because the sole isn't flexing with my feet. Otherwise, the fit is perfect. *sigh*
In the meantime, if I can't readily find a replacement, I think I'll get one more year outta these if I have to:
29" compatibleThere is hope that the 2015 version of this shoe will solve all my problems.
Pearl Izumi X-Project 1.0 shoes (in a colorway that would make a dog puke) from "someone" on the cheap, figuring that worst case scenario, they'd end up as work shoes. Size 43, bit on the tight side, good for warmer weather, but when I need to go with wool socks, I'll have to revert to wearing the roomier Shoes of a Thousand Dead Corpses.
I more or less wanted to check out the walkability of these shoes for myself. It's pretty good... enough so that I'm anxiously waiting for these to hit the shelves at the LBS (in size 43.5):
photo cred: Flow Mountain BikeSadly, nothing in white available in the 1.0, but it addresses my one issue with the 2014 version and apparently goes well with beer. The heel cup retention is the absolute best I've ever felt, even with the straps barely tightened. So hopeful...
There you have it. The first ever Share the Wisdom Wednesdays (on Thursdays). Not so sure if it was much of a thing, but since it's the off-"season," it's gonna have to do.
I have an early morning dentist appointment tomorrow to empty one of my pockets that was full of dollars, so no more bloggage until Monday...
Backyard Experience. Pre-reg closes tonight at 11:00PM, so if you plan on going, save yourself $10 and get in now. Beer, racing, food, prizes... you'll get your $25 worth and then some.
AND DON'T FORGET!!!
Registration for the Six Hours of Warrior Creek opens at 9:00AM on Saturday. It will fill stupid fast. Set the alarm for 8:30, start the coffee, grab your Pop Tarts, register, poop, and then head over to The Backyard Experience. If you aren't able to poop, don't worry. We'll have a fresh (until 9:07) port-a-potty on sight.