Homemade lace up shoes

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ophiravina
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by ophiravina

I had some spare time today so I decided to make my old specialized road shoes lighter and more comfortable with laces :D
Saved me 62 grams so I can take two more energy gels to my rides :lol:
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Anyone else bodged something like this to his shoes? Hahaha
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by shimmeD

:beerchug:
Been using pair of Bont tri shoes for the last 3yrs. You're supposed to put eyelets, so that your shoes will last longer (stop laces cutting through the fabric/leather) and the laces freer to move. But I didn't, and the shoes have lasted (I won't say well, because one hole got cut through. But I just punched another next to it).
I also removed the rubber edge bumpers etc.
Less is more.

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by mattr

Might try this with my old DMTs. (Strap split after only a few weeks of use)

How is the unpadded tongue?

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by Marin

Oooh nice hack! Might try this too

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by shimmeD

Less is more.

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by FilmAt11

DMT Radial 2.0 (Speedplay) - size 43:

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ophiravina
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by ophiravina

Very nice photos of the progress and the shoes ☺️
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boots2000
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by boots2000

Funny- I have ridden since the 80's.
I remember when we couldn't wait to get rid of our lace-up shoes.

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It's one of those comebacks just for the sake of changing, not because better or any special reason.

I do have a pair of shoes where the Boa broke (impossible to replace) and I could do this just for being able to keep using the shoes as a spare pair.

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Hellgate
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by Hellgate

boots2000 wrote:Funny- I have ridden since the 80's.
I remember when we couldn't wait to get rid of our lace-up shoes.
I do miss my old Maressi's however. Other than that I've no idea why anyone would want a lace up shoe with clip less pedals.

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by MichaelB

I picked up some NOS Bont T-two track shoes that have lace and Velcro. Will be getting rid of the Velcro shortly.

Purchase of those was inspired by this thread. Shoes cost me A$45 delivered and $3 for laces !!

rasmusic
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by rasmusic

I made these from my old Sidi's a few years ago.

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topflightpro
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by topflightpro

I've been thinking of doing this with some older shoes to use them on the track.

Does anyone have any experience with installing eyelets?

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by ooo

Anyone tried to hack BOA/ATOP on old velcro/laces shoes?
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