Answer Palisade Shoe Shoes

DESCRIPTION

The Answer Palisade is a value and performance oriented mountain bike shoe. Using a two strap closure system, this shoe has a high-traction real rubber sole and a lateral heel strap to keep your heel from slipping. Never worry about blisters from long hike-a-bikes again. We knew it was keeping you up at night.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 20, 2016]
Kristin
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Durability. I have had my Answers since 2000. I ride quite a bit recreationally between April and October. I am finally having to look for a new pair of shoes as the sole is splitting from the shoe after 16 years!
Reliable. These shoes are great for cross country or climbing...and even when I have to hike a bike

Weakness:

Weight possibly if you are an ounce hound.
They are a bit warm to ride in during July and August in the South.

I bought these shoes after I read a review on mtbreview. I haven't even thought about needing a new pair, 3 bikes, 2 helmets, and lots of shorts later.

[Jul 18, 2009]
Anonymous
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Surprisingly durable. I'm writing this review because I'm retiring these shoes after 6 years of trail and road abuse.

Weakness:

Not great for narrow feet.

These shoes get 2 enthusiastic thumbs up. I'm gonna miss 'em. Will probably try the Speeders the next time around. Still, for all of the times that I've felt that I paid too much for a product or didn't get the value expected, I'll at least have these ol' 3 strappers to reminisce about. One of the few, true values.

Similar Products Used:

Lake

[Jun 03, 2009]
bigpedaler
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

stiff sole for riding, yet easy to walk in when necessary; durable. (Now 3-strap, and they hold) Good fit, good ventilation.

Weakness:

Cleat interface is too far back on the ball of the foot for larger sizes; makes 'instinctive' click-in difficult, slight loss of power to the pedals (alomost negligible, but it's there)

I can depend on these shoes to stay snug on my feet, and they seem to just last and last. That's the biggest single reason I haven't replaced them, because that cleat location is just a 'smidgen' off. It does make takeoff from a standing start a bit more difficult.

The comfort on the foot is there, the durability is there, and the shoe 'breathes' well. I will be going back to 661's though -- every bit as good, and better cleat location.

Similar Products Used:

661 Experts, Sette

[Jun 27, 2003]
david rome
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

cheap, look ok, arent to uncomfy, straps are secure

Weakness:

The straps ripped along where the sticthing is but it was my fault cause I was pulling them alot cause of my very narrow foot, this was easily fixed by the shoe maker for 15 aussie bucks

I'd say get these shoes or the specialized for people that want a race looking shoe but don't have that much cash for a pair of shoes. # chiilis because of the straps ripping so early on, but I got them fixed for nearly nothing and nw they are even stronger than before.

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my first spd shoe, but have tried some shimano one a while back

[Jun 13, 2006]
c
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

This thing has high preformance in it. Cheaper than alot of cycling shoes so if you are going or aren't the richest you can afford clip-less still.

Weakness:

Haven't found any.

These shoes are great no awesome.

Similar Products Used:

none

[May 07, 2003]
John Venegas
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Price,style...these are the only strengths

Weakness:

CHEAP,CHEAP,CHEAP quality materials....after only three rides inside of ball area of foot tearing, extremely hard on feet!Feel like cheap vinyl...probably because they are!

If you want a CHEAP beater shoe to ride a few times till you really want to invest in nice shoes these are the ones.
BUT...be ready to either try to take them back for a refund or just throw them away.

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AXO, SIDI Dominator

[Sep 25, 2004]
Brett
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Inexpensive, fit well

Weakness:

The straps! After only about 9 months, the velcro on the straps barely sticks anymore. I've tried washing it, but to no avail. The straps constantly get loose, and one of them will actually completely let go 3 or 4 times a ride!

I didn't expect a whole lot for what I payed, but the strap issue is quickly making these shoes unusable, and they are barely a year old! On top of that, an email to Answer's customer support yielded no results, not even a reply.

[Aug 22, 2004]
Jake
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Well-fitting, easy to strap in, looks good

Weakness:

None found yet

I've put on 200+ miles on these shoes and don't have a single loose stitch. All the Velcro is sticky, and all lugs on the bottom of the shoe are still intact. Maybe the other people just had a bad batch, but I think that these shoes hold up very well, especially for the price.

Similar Products Used:

None, first pair of MTB shoes

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