Monday, October 20, 2008

Shoe Stuff

My first cycling shoes were Avocet Model 20s. I REALLY loved them! When they wore out I tried to find some more, but Avocet stopped making shoes, I guess. Oh, yeah, I found some size 5 womans at College Schwinn, but I have size 11 feet... I tried some Performance mountain bike shoes, but the soles were too clunky. They were on sale, and an odd color. Green, I think. This was during my VERY BRIEF flirtation with SPD with clipless pedals. I never could get the hang of those darn things.

In April 2004 I purchased a pair of Shimano M-021G cycling shoes. I've had them for over 10,000 miles (Did I do the arithmetic correctly?), and they are still going fairly strong. I'm pretty happy with them. Have not worn through the heel, like all-too-many cheap "tennis" shoes I've bought at Target. I noticed this morning, while changing shoes (and clothes) at work, that there was an extraordinary amount of lint packed inside. I thought I had better document it!

Here is what I first spotted, lint in the arch of the shoe.
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I peeled back the liner to see the extent of it. Yikes!
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I pulled it out a bit so YOU could see it better!
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Oh noes, there is a wad of lint at the toe of the liner, too!
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I don't know whatkind of that animal is, but he is looking at all the lint from one shoe!
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Well, the mileage for the day was 11 miles.

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