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WHITE OR BLACK?
White - no question! 35%  35%  [ 35 ]
Black, of course! 27%  27%  [ 27 ]
Neither 37%  37%  [ 37 ]
Total votes: 99
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:13 am 
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Which one would you buy (and why)? Can't decide...

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:36 am 
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white
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:41 am 
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who's buying ?

If it's me I'll take a pair of Giro's instead !!!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:47 pm 
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White !

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:14 pm 
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No vote: they BOTH look pretty good.
But "Yak leather" ?!?!? :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:10 pm 
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Neither. Rapha marketing says poser to me.

But I ordered a set of black Giros after trying them on at the LBS.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:30 pm 
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I just couldn't stand it any more and did my own quick remix-
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Colours could obviously be changed around but I went with the pink to match their corp colouring.

And a bit more of a race looking shoe with the addition of the Rapha logo (yes I know they usually don't run their logo big but this is MY remix and I'll do it how I like! LOL).
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:37 pm 
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Got to check out both of them in person. They are very nice shoes! The white is too white and the black would suck in the summer time (at least in my area). The buckle functions VERY nicely and I would consider a pair, but the white screams "douche bag".


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:59 pm 
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Thanks for the replies!

I actually just pulled the trigger and went with the poll, i.e. the black ones. I agree that the white ones just look slightly too .... white?

@vidman: this looks like some interesting and actually good design - however, my reason to buy these shoes is precisely that they don't sport all these gaudy logos (and no-function shiny plastic applications) that seem to be mandatory for most bike wear nowadays...

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@jimh, eric: I currently wear Giro Prolight SLX, and in comparison the Raphas are heavier but more roomy and comfortable, so I hope they help alleviate my "big ride" foot pain/numbness.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:11 pm 
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As much as I like Rapha, I don't like the stripe on them.. Seems out of place for me, but I have only seen pictures of them. So I might think otherwise when I see em.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:01 pm 
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Neither. White Sidis.

I don't like Rapha at all especially the weird nerd colors they use. These particular shoes remind me of like generic Diesels from 2001 with male nurse shoe band aid fabric. I hate retro styles! Give me an athletic look that looks like a sneaker = Sidi, Giro, DMT, S-Works, etc. Better to look like a jock than a poser.

Or, you could go for these Raphas and get some copper colored capris and a plumb colored tank top. If you have long red hair it might look ok.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:15 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:41 pm 
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Side to side:

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actually, I like the looks as well as the fit (they are a half size larger than the SLX). I will keep them, and sell the SLX.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:07 pm 
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vidman wrote:
I just couldn't stand it any more and did my own quick remix-
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Colours could obviously be changed around but I went with the pink to match their corp colouring.

And a bit more of a race looking shoe with the addition of the Rapha logo (yes I know they usually don't run their logo big but this is MY remix and I'll do it how I like! LOL).
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I'd wear either of those! But not the standard shoes. Nice designs!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:20 pm 
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the red ones
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