2nd pair of shoes

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trieste
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2nd pair of shoes

Postby trieste » 19 Jan 2015, 1:05pm

What do you take as your campsite shoe?

beardy
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Re: 2nd pair of shoes

Postby beardy » 19 Jan 2015, 1:09pm

The same Shimano sandals that I wear while riding the bike.

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Heltor Chasca
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2nd pair of shoes

Postby Heltor Chasca » 19 Jan 2015, 1:10pm

Cool/cold season: boots of some description. Love my boots. Summer: Crocs or rafters (slop/sandal)...hc
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whoof
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Re: 2nd pair of shoes

Postby whoof » 19 Jan 2015, 1:11pm

Flip flops; light, airy and cheap. But I tend to camp in southern europe in summer.

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Re: 2nd pair of shoes

Postby ferdinand » 19 Jan 2015, 3:18pm

Deck shoes, or if I need something really light, the gruppy sandal type shoes used when sailing laser yachts or surfing.

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Re: 2nd pair of shoes

Postby foxyrider » 20 Jan 2015, 10:45am

Lightweight sandals or deck shoes, they take hardly any space in the bag. The moulded foam type are great - light, waterproof and cheap!

After a day riding i'm glad to have an alternative to my cycling shoes for the off bike activities although i might go shoeless on nice grassy/sandy campsites! :D
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Re: 2nd pair of shoes

Postby Merry_Wanderer » 20 Jan 2015, 1:07pm

Birkenstock sandals. Quite often cycle in them too

largeallan
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Re: 2nd pair of shoes

Postby largeallan » 20 Jan 2015, 5:25pm

I just wear sandals on flat pedals.....saves carrying extra footwear.

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bigjim
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Re: 2nd pair of shoes

Postby bigjim » 20 Jan 2015, 5:55pm

Flipflops. Nice to air the feet out in the evening and I can wear them in the shower on dodgy campsites. I tried Crocs and hated them. Left them in a rubbish bin somewhere in Germany.

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Re: 2nd pair of shoes

Postby gplhl » 20 Jan 2015, 8:32pm

Flip flops too. 70p for a deluxe pair in Tanzania, 50p in Mali! Otherwise cycling sandals and shoes. Flip flops weigh nowt!

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Re: 2nd pair of shoes

Postby RonK » 23 Jan 2015, 8:46am

The theory is simple: a) cycling is inherently fun, and b) the less weight you carry, the more fun it is.

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Re: 2nd pair of shoes

Postby mattsccm » 25 Jan 2015, 12:10am

Cycle in stiff MTB shoes with cleats so like something else. Very light fell running shoes mean I have some thing for going up mountains in. Happy to carry them to have a spare pair of shoes to reduce chance of getting main pair wet when hill going. If not hills then Crocs copies as they are even lighter and pink.