Too Darn Hot

General cycling advice ( NOT technical ! )
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RickH
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Re: Too Darn Hot

Postby RickH » 7 Jun 2013, 1:56pm

Mick F wrote:These are my old shoes...
Boiling hot in hot sunshine even though they have mesh panels and (removable) insoles.

They look as though they have about the same amount of mesh as mine, maybe I have cooler feet.

For white, well ventilated (lots of mesh plus a small vent in the sole near the toe) & not too pricey these look as though they might be worth a try.
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Re: Too Darn Hot

Postby NUKe » 7 Jun 2013, 2:21pm

What about cutting bits of the old shoes out to make your own sandals, failing that some of the high end race/tri shoes are more mesh and a lot lighter which may help
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Re: Too Darn Hot

Postby rjb » 7 Jun 2013, 2:22pm

Or even these from sports direct - http://www.sportsdirect.com/muddyfox-rb ... oes-144026
they must have a store near you so you can inspect them first. Be careful because some of there shoes have the Velcro strap closing on the inside which then catches the crank arm when pedalling.
I have a pair that are white all over. They are very well ventilated compared to my previous shoes. Are they cooler - only to the eye :lol: although the extra ventilation does make a difference to comfort.
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Re: Too Darn Hot

Postby Mick F » 7 Jun 2013, 2:34pm

RickH wrote:For white, well ventilated (lots of mesh plus a small vent in the sole near the toe) & not too pricey these look as though they might be worth a try.
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They say "Shimano" on them! :wink:
I would never be seen in those! :wink:

Mind you, they look just the ticket.

BTW,
Just come in from the garden.
I'm so glad I'm not cycling today. Look at our thermometer not five minutes ago.
Outside the front porch, north facing, in the shade.
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Re: Too Darn Hot

Postby bensonboo » 7 Jun 2013, 2:35pm

I know that "Keen" do sandals for bikes, I'm not sure if they're spd only though. http://www.keenfootwear.com then visit the "GB" page and it's under "pedalling" I think.

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Re: Too Darn Hot

Postby Antan1 » 7 Jun 2013, 2:40pm

If your feet are hot your not going fast enough to cool them down :D
26 degrees here yesterday, made a nice change to have cooler weather for once.
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Re: Too Darn Hot

Postby Gearoidmuar » 7 Jun 2013, 3:41pm

For years I've worn my cycling shoes one size bigger than my ordinary shoes. I find these more comfortable from the heat point of view.

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Re: Too Darn Hot

Postby al_yrpal » 7 Jun 2013, 4:53pm

Its always the same, people move to Cornwall and then moan about the weather :lol: . Its usually about the mizzle!

Must be a first!

Three pints in the pub should cure it :D

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Re: Too Darn Hot

Postby chris_suffolk » 7 Jun 2013, 7:11pm

Only one more day of sunshine needed, until they will enforce the long overdue hosepipe ban due to lack of rain.........

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Re: Too Darn Hot

Postby JohnW » 7 Jun 2013, 10:41pm

Mick F wrote:................Wall-wall sunshine...........Goodness knows how much longer we can have weather like this.............I was out yesterday for a ride in the heat of the day...................my feet were burning hot in the sunshine.............I curtailed my ride.........to go through a tree-lined route for a while to cool them off.............a 50odd mile ride was too much................Is there anything I can do about hot feet - due to hot sunshine?


Mick - c'mon Mick - it's only just stopped raining!!!!!!!!!!! :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: Too Darn Hot

Postby 7_lives_left » 8 Jun 2013, 12:23am

Has anyone with sandals ever suffered from sunburn? :shock:

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Re: Too Darn Hot

Postby JohnW » 8 Jun 2013, 12:50am

7_lives_left wrote:Has anyone with sandals ever suffered from sunburn? :shock:


Yes - and as recently as Monday of this week.

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Re: Too Darn Hot

Postby TonyR » 8 Jun 2013, 7:13am

Mick F wrote:I'm now asking if using white shoes would be better.


Loose fitting black shoes actually.
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Re: Too Darn Hot

Postby TonyR » 8 Jun 2013, 7:15am

7_lives_left wrote:Has anyone with sandals ever suffered from sunburn? :shock:


Yes I've suffered from sunburn a few times in my life and yes I have sandals. Does that answer your question? :wink:

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Re: Too Darn Hot

Postby anniesboy » 8 Jun 2013, 8:09am

I assume everyone is referring to hot feet as a result of sun / temperature. (As Mick stated)

However it is well worth "googling" or other search engines, for cyclists hot foot ,you will see some thoughts that might be worth a look.