lightweight shoes for panniers

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lightweight shoes for panniers

Postby malverncyclist » 2 Jul 2016, 7:06pm

Hi, I am trying to find shoes for use when off the bike on a tour I am going to do. My challenges are ... i have large feet (size 12 or so, depending on brand) and limited space (panniers). I was thinking about espadrilles as I won't be walking far when off the bike (hotel to restaurant/pub/bar and back) but there must be something a bit more durable than "one summer espadrilles" ...? Any suggestions anyone?

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Re: lightweight shoes for panniers

Postby JackRabbitSlims » 2 Jul 2016, 8:37pm

I'm a big fan of Birkenstocks - super comfortable and last for years!

Chaco's are great for sports sandals, but not light at all and don't "Pack Well"

Although I'd never be seen dead in a pair.....Croc's are very popular as a travel shoe.

Flip Flops, Jandals, Thongs - can work out very well.

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Re: lightweight shoes for panniers

Postby PH » 2 Jul 2016, 8:37pm

Love them or hate them, the most popular option is crocs or one of the imitations.
Light, comfortable, quick drying and you don't need to put them in a pannier, just tie them on top or somewhere else.
I resisted and resisted, now I'm a convert :oops:

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Re: lightweight shoes for panniers

Postby Bonefishblues » 2 Jul 2016, 8:48pm

PH wrote:Love them or hate them, the most popular option is crocs or one of the imitations.
Light, comfortable, quick drying and you don't need to put them in a pannier, just tie them on top or somewhere else.
I resisted and resisted, now I'm a convert :oops:

Me too, very useful.

Leftfield choice, but genuinely useful: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vibram-Fivefin ... efoot+mens

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Re: lightweight shoes for panniers

Postby malverncyclist » 2 Jul 2016, 8:56pm

Thanks folks Problem with Birkendstocks and Crocks is that they are HUGE at size 12/13 ... :shock:

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Re: lightweight shoes for panniers

Postby PH » 2 Jul 2016, 8:58pm

malverncyclist wrote:Thanks folks Problem with Birkendstocks and Crocks is that they are HUGE at size 12/13 ... :shock:


Does that matter?
You're wearing crocs, that's enough...

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Re: lightweight shoes for panniers

Postby Bonefishblues » 2 Jul 2016, 9:06pm

malverncyclist wrote:Thanks folks Problem with Birkendstocks and Crocks is that they are HUGE at size 12/13 ... :shock:

Then go the barefoot shoe route - it's as small as you're going to get a "proper " shoe. I pack a pair in my hand luggage on fishing trips.

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Re: lightweight shoes for panniers

Postby Paulatic » 2 Jul 2016, 9:11pm

Slip on plimsolls will bend to conform in the luggage surely last more than a summer?
I used to carry lightweight toe post beach sandals tied on the outside. Now I change my pedals and use flats and wear whatever I like on my feet.
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Re: lightweight shoes for panniers

Postby JackRabbitSlims » 2 Jul 2016, 9:30pm

malverncyclist wrote:Thanks folks Problem with Birkendstocks and Crocks is that they are HUGE at size 12/13 ... :shock:


Anything you buy will be HUGE at size 12 /13

Strap them to the outside of the Pannier(s).

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Re: lightweight shoes for panniers

Postby irc » 2 Jul 2016, 10:16pm

New Balance Minimus. My size 13.5s the MT10 model are 460g the pair. (the weight they quote must be a tiny size)

http://www.newbalance.co.uk/men/shoes/r ... ed&width=D

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Re: lightweight shoes for panniers

Postby FarOeuf » 2 Jul 2016, 10:26pm

Have a look at 'barefoot' shoes (which the above mentioned NB Minimus are), which are shoes lightweight in the sole particularly. Irrespective of any merits (or not) of the barefoot idea, I've used Vivobarefoot shoes and they're pretty durable, light, and bendy for packing in panniers. These days there are lots of companies jumping on the bandwagon, so lots more choice than there used to be.

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Re: lightweight shoes for panniers

Postby nmnm » 2 Jul 2016, 10:35pm

As above, lightweight running shoes are a good bet, worth googling. Try also "aqua shoes". The sn706 for example is cheap and light (£30ish, claims 124g per foot, looks like a Toms slip on plimsol).

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Re: lightweight shoes for panniers

Postby rualexander » 2 Jul 2016, 11:15pm

Hi-tec Zuuk shoes are great but seem to be out of production, still available for sale though you will have to hunt for them in your size. I got a pair of size 12 about three months ago from an ebay retailer.
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=hi-te ... 1&ie=UTF-8

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Re: lightweight shoes for panniers

Postby andrew_s » 3 Jul 2016, 1:18am

I gave up carrying evening shoes, and swapped to cycling footwear that was comfortable all the time (SPD sandals, no socks)