SixSixOne Descend Taki Shoes

DESCRIPTION

  • Taki sole material is derived from climbing shoe technology
  • Heavily padded ankle collar with debris guard
  • Mid height design
  • Elastic gored tongue for better fit and comfort
  • Thick, flat laces

USER REVIEWS

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[May 31, 2011]
Sam
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Extreme protection, they grey material is pretty much bullet-proof. The sole gives excellent grip and the rubber is non-marking (unlike five ten), so I can actually wear them around. The little spandex pocket on the tounge which holds the laces is such a great idea! I'm not a big fan of the skate style look, so this is a little more subdued look, which is nice.

Weakness:

The material is so stiff, when you walk in the shoe, it creases in such a way that it sends this really hard fold jamming into the top of your foot. I walked around in them for about a week and ended up with these giant blisters on the tops of my feet, but they eventually broke in. The toe box is this type of rubberized coating which peels off in places where the shoe naturally flexes, exposing grey wool underneath. I colored the grey wool in with a black sharpie, and now it looks fine.

Mine don't look exactly like the ones pictured, they have the super-strong grey material along the whole side. The guy at Mojo Wheels gave them to me for free (not sure exactly why, but I wasn't about to ask questions). Really great protection, not very comfortable, decent grip, not so great durability of the toe box fabric

Similar Products Used:

Five Ten Freerider

[Jul 04, 2007]
won

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

fit, sticky rubber sole, cushioning, low weight

Weakness:

not the most breathable shoe, price

I recommend these shoes to any rider with standard width and avg volume feet. Your brannock device size should fit. I'd steer clear if you have wide or high volume feet

The sticky rubber provides excellent traction on the pedals- noticeably so over skate shoes. The descend is amazingly lightweight but supportive enough under the ball of the foot and around the ankles. The 3/4 top design provides good protection and helps keep the debris out of the shoe without discomfort from pedaling. The pair I bought are well made from 100% burly synthetic leather. I ride the mountain bike park 5 days a week and I think these are going to easily last the entire season.

Similar Products Used:

skate shoes (DC,Adio)

[Aug 15, 2007]
joe blow
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

soft sole

Weakness:

cheap material,, basic design, pretty much a skate shoes with a softer sole. the pattern on the sole doesn't grab set screw style pedal at all. the screws just slide between the knobs. the material is soft that the screws acutally ripped some of the knobs off during 5 min riding in the parking lot at the bike shop. weak! vans with the diamond pattern sole work way better. also new balance trail running shoes grip pretty good too.

maybe they'd be ok for $40, but $90 is too much for the low quality of these. regular skate shoes work better and are easier to get.

[Oct 11, 2007]
Dave M
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Understated style, plush and comfy, super-grippy sole, neoprene debris guard works well at keeping dirt/gravel/etc out of shoe, pocket integrated in tounge for keeping laces out of harms way. Vegetarian/Vegan friendly :)

Weakness:

None so far

I like the fact that they retain a skate-shoe feel but add some excellent bike specific features - i.e. slightly higher ankle, extra padding, debris guard and the lace-keeper pocket on the tounge. The "Taki" sole provides excellent grip but is still flexible enough for me to feel the pedals through (I found FiveTens to feel too stiff). Synthetic uppers breath well and look like they'll have no problems holding up to a season of racing.

Overall, very impressed.

Similar Products Used:

Vans Rowley, FiveTen

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