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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 5:19 pm 
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thanks for the link.
It took 6 different molds to make these shoes. Wow. Not so simple indeed.


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 3:17 pm 
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I would love to see the folks bitching about the look of these shoes try and make a set that really works well, while holding down a full time and a half job that has you traveling for months at a time.

Shoes are no easy deal... To make the sole plate stiff enough but in the right foot shape is HARD. It's why brands like Rocket 7 and a few others have come and gone (and come and gone and come). screw it up just a little and they're unusable and you have to remake the whole shoe.

Simmons racing do a good job. So do D2 and when they blow a shoe, it's usually just a foot bed remake, which is easier and faster and FAR cheaper than making a whole shoe. Lots of carbon bathtub style makers go out of business because they reach a point where they're spending all their time remaking shoes and have to quit. They come back when the dust (past customers) settles.

To some degree it's the customers expectations that are also off base... These are hard formed shoes and your feet change shape and swell over time. You're buying a custom, tight-form fitted racing suite and expecting it to fit exactly the same when your body changes. They buy a form fitted F1 car (with custom fitted seat pod) but want the versatility of a sport utility vehicle.

Try making a set of shoes for yourself... then come in and show us why Adam's are so poorly done : )

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 3:56 pm 
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Those were exactly what I was hoping to make a while ago, but ended up not having the tools/skill at the moment, so I modified a lightweight pair of football boots ~ http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=113006

It was the closing system that stumped me, but I may still have a go latter on after seeing Adam's.


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 3:13 am 
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i wonder how comfortable those are ... they look to me like after 30 minutes the feet would kill


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 3:49 am 
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obviously comfortable enough to race a grand tour in...


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 7:47 am 
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here is a list of custom shoe makers I know...

1.riivo ...http://bit.ly/11od3rO
2.Simmons ...http://bit.ly/fmVxFw
3.Pinnackle Racing ...http://bit.ly/ebCvJR"
4.D2 SHOE ...http://bit.ly/8gS5Uj
5.Rocket7 ...http://bit.ly/VxgYD4
6.Asap ...http://bit.ly/Xs5Nd7
7.Sierra ...http://bit.ly/17fJK2X
8.Balestra ...http://on.fb.me/13gYECZ
9.biomac ...http://bit.ly/QWgXZX
10.VH Speed Skating ...http://bit.ly/13gYCed
11.Marchese Racing LLC ...http://bit.ly/13gYBXE
12.RBC Sport ...http://rbcsport.com/
13.Zero Compromise ...http://bit.ly/QWgMh5



I made my foot form for Asap in January this year.

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I've been still waiting so I can't show the shoes here.
my both thumbnails are looking for upward.
I orderd to make the toe cups larger like Suplest.

it will be make up within next month, I think.
I hope...

I want to use other Sierra, Pinnackle and Simmons shoes!


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 8:24 am 
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Off topic: does Nike still make shoes for pro riders?
They stopped public cycling shoes in 2006 but continued making custom shoes for pro riders but haven't seen them anymore last year(s).

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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 10:18 am 
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Adam Blythe lately is more well known for his shoes than for his results.

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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 10:21 am 
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By the way, you could mention also the less known Luigino.

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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 10:14 pm 
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I've been doing a heck of a lot of reading on composites etc and I think im about ready to take the plunge into trying to make a set of carbon shoes from a mold of my feet. Really the only thing stopping me from doing it right now is that I can't think of an easy way to build up a flat area on the carbon-coremat-carbon sole for a (speedplay) cleat to mount to... anyone got an ideas? :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:24 am 
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micky wrote:
Adam Blythe lately is more well known for his shoes than for his results.

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Horrible!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:58 pm 
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"Really the only thing stopping me from doing it right now is that I can't think of an easy way to build up a flat area on the carbon-coremat-carbon sole for a (speedplay) cleat to mount to... anyone got an ideas?" :D

You'll need to do one of the following:
1) make separate molds/pieces for the footbed and sole, which will later be bonded together
2) use a form to control your foot when producing the footbed mold, including a flat surface under the ball of your foot
3) Easiest would be to form the footbed, then produce two aluminum wedges with appropriate camber in them, and bond them to the carbon sole using epoxy paste to fill the gaps, and use the aluminum form to handle the hardware for the cleats. it will be ugly, and not the most efficient solution, but will reduce the amount of mold making.


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Like to so what he uses for interior padding ...if any!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:40 am 
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The latest iteration of Hansen's shoes as he's been wearing at the Tour Down Under.......

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