NOS Adidas Eddy Merckx Cycling Shoes pt. 2 Jan 10, 2011

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As I pointed out in last week’s Merckx Mondays, an eBay seller was liquidating their stock of French-made Adidas Eddy Merckx cycling shoes. I snagged a size 12 and crossed my fingers that they’d fit. Well, today, literally minutes after I published today’s Merckx Mondays, they arrived.

Check out some more photos below.

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These aren’t the first Eddy Merckx Adidas cycling shoes I’ve come across. Remember the NOS ones from a while back?

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These were made in France in the 80′s and have provisions for traditional-style cleats to be worn with toe clips and straps as well as more modern LOOK-style cleats.

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They came with neon yellow cleats and I installed a set of my LOOK Keo cleats on the other shoe. Now I just have to decide which to use? I’ll definately ride with them more if I keep the LOOK cleats on but the classic cleats will work well with my Merckx Pista. Decisions, decisions!

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They are nice, that’s for sure. I’d hate to thrash the shit out of them on my daily rides.

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Now I’ve got two styles of vintage Merckx shoes, as well as BMW’s homage. Not bad!

  • zapr

    those are SO sick! congrats

  • JLN

    If it was the same seller (and I’m assuming it was) I was so close to getting the grey ones, but I thought about it too long and missed out.

    They look pretty nice though.

  • http://sorrynodoctorhere.blogspot.com igor

    Amazing!

  • stefano

    Excuse me but how did you install those look cleats to those shoes? I have an old pair of those eddy merckx shoes and would love to get some riding in them.

    thank you