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May. 13th, 2009 | 03:23 pm
posted by: demomo in we_ride_bikes

I have been thinking about buying some of those funky biking sandals.  But they are expensive!!!  Does anyone have experience with a specific brand that they would/wouldn't recommend? 

Also, a friend of mine bought a Teva lookalike from Target a few years ago that she uses for biking, and she really likes them.  Does anyone have any experience with something like that?

Right now I don't clip into my pedals, so it's not a huge consideration, but it is something I'm going to try to keep in the back of my mind.

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from: tokori
date: May. 13th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
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I always bike in chacos in the summer on my regular cruising around town bike but found they are a bit tricky on my road bike (with clip pedals) and take a bit to get used to

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from: veryloud
date: May. 14th, 2009 02:44 am (UTC)
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If you don't currently do clipless cleats, it kind of doesn't matter what shoes/sandals you wear, as long as you're comfortable and your feet are stable on the pedals. If you are looking to add clipless pedals to your bike, I'd suggest a couple of things:

- if you're going to use your bike with both cleated and regular shoes/sandals, get pedals that are double-sided (ie, one side is flat, the other side has the cleat). I have these, and love 'em, and can therefore ride my bike no matter what shoes I wear.

- try on different shoes and sandals. Make sure that the sandals especially don't move around on your feet, and that you can reasonably clip in and out of your pedals when you're wearing them.

Other than that - your call!

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from: bigeyedphish
date: May. 14th, 2009 04:38 pm (UTC)
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Oh geez, I just remember riding my bike in sandals when I was a kid and my toes hitting the ground and getting all scraped up. I'm of the opinion that sandals and bikes don't mix well. :/

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from: oddmonster
date: Jun. 8th, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)
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Hey, are you talking about ones like these? Or different ones?

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