- SPD sandals
The thought of having my toes unprotected whilst on the bike terrifies me, honestly, I cant sleep at night because of it.
A guide in the Alps we met when riding there had his foot all bandaged up. He'd been going down a descent, and ran into a motor biker. The motor bikes brake disc had cut most of his big toe off, and he'd had a nice pair of normal SPD trail type shoes on.
Can't you just get a pair of sandals and bolt cleats onto them?Posted 7 years ago
Jerome I've a pair of shimano spd sandals which I've tried once but basically were too small for me. They're 45/46 sized so could be the right size.
You're welcome to put an offer in for them and I'll post them out
They're fine for most stuff but don't offer toe protection so v technical stuff runs the risk of bruised toes etcPosted 7 years agoPeterPoddyMember
The thing with SPD sandals is that they look sooooooo bloody RUBBISH. I virtually live in sandals most of the year, but I wouldn't be seen dead in a pair of them. I just ride with flat pedals and whatever I happen to have on my feet on the commute/road now. I can't be bothered with cycling shoes unless off road any morePosted 7 years ago
@Rip, they're Exustar SS502s. I've never come across the brand before, but they were the only ones I could find that had toe protection. It makes me laugh that in a sport where skin tight Lycra over less than athletic torsos is a regular sight, the idea of sandals is so repulsive, but I'm happy enough if I make people smile on their way to work.Posted 7 years agoepicycloSubscriber
FuzzyWuzzy – Member
…Sandals on a bike is just plain wrong.
I've just done the UK Solo 24 Hour Championships wearing a pair of ordinary Keen sandals on flat pedals. 🙂
Never had my feet come off the pedals, and my feet were nice and comfortable (especially when I zapped through the water splash – bliss!) They were very useful as I did far more walking than I expected.
Yeah, I have a beard…Posted 7 years ago
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