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Sandals

Postby Mick F » 30 Apr 2017, 2:19pm

If we have a summer .............. my feet will boil again like they have done in the past.
I used to have black Sidi road shoes, and they were terrible in the hot weather, and then I bought a pair of brown leather Dromarti road shoes. These are better, but my feet still overheat.

Now I'm riding a Moulton, I've fitted Speedplay Frog pedals and now use SPD recessed cleats, so my thoughts are turning to sandals instead of shoes for the summer.

Googling brings up Shimano of course.
SD5 look good.
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-sd5-sandals/
Rather expensive, and only in black.

I like a real sandal, and the Shimano SD66 isn't real enough, in fact boring.
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-sd66-spd-sandals/

The Exustar offering doesn't light my candle at all, even though the price is ok.
http://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s154p312 ... 503-Sandal

What I want, is a reasonably priced sandal in a colour other than black and very similar to the Shimano SD5.

Is there anything out there?
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Re: Sandals

Postby Sweep » 30 Apr 2017, 3:11pm

Mick F wrote:
I like a real sandal, and the Shimano SD66 isn't real enough, in fact boring.
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-sd66-spd-sandals/


What sort of exciting are you looking for in a sandal?

What sort of sandlal debauchery am I missing out on?
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Re: Sandals

Postby Mick F » 30 Apr 2017, 3:24pm

:lol: :lol:

I wear sandals instead of shoes most of the year. Maybe March to October.
In the house, I'm in bare feet.

From March to October, the only shoes I wear are cycling shoes, so that means the only socks I wear are my cycling socks.

I like sandals. Real sandals. Not shoes with slots cut out.
How about these, but cycle SPD specific?
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Re: Sandals

Postby landsurfer » 30 Apr 2017, 4:06pm

I have a couple of pairs of these;

https://cdn.allshops.ro/files/clients/7 ... 971913.jpg

Great for Kayaking and ideal for cycling with pedals and toe clips.
One of my Triban 500's has been fitted out with pedals to suit.
But ...
Their not really sandals, even though the heel section folds flat ...
I admit their trainers with holes in them ...
I just like my toes to have a little cover ...
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Re: Sandals

Postby Si » 30 Apr 2017, 5:05pm

I always worry about open toe sandals on bikes...thought of tender little piggies scraping along the road . I konw loads of people ride in saddles or bear footed in the develpong world, but they dont tend to go that fast, plus their feet are somewhat more harded than ours. Am i being overly cautious?

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Re: Sandals

Postby Mick F » 30 Apr 2017, 7:20pm

People ride in saddles?
Bear footed?
Predictive text is a wonderful thing. :lol:

I have never scraped my feet on the road or even stubbed a toe when cycling .......... the way I cycle.
I often do 30 or 40 miles and not put a foot down. I'm even on here saying I rode 50 miles without stopping at all.

Sandals seem to be aimed at the off-road market and the MTB brigade.

What I want probably doesn't exist.
Road sandals.
Like road shoes ........... but sandals.
Real sandals that take SPDs.

Maybe I should bite the bullet and buy the SD5 from Wiggle.
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Re: Sandals

Postby andrew_s » 30 Apr 2017, 7:59pm

I think you'll have to accept the black Shimano SD5.

SPD sandals have always been uncommon, with only 3-5 different models available at any one time, even allowing for change-over periods when the old version (eg Shimano SD66) and new version (Shimano SD5) are both available.
I think that the Shimano sandals were available in brown maybe 3 versions ago, and the previous version of the Exustar (SS502) came in pale grey (still available from Bike Nashbar in the US as the Ragster II, but in black).
Other than Shimano and Exustar, I only know of the Keen Commuter. That is grey rather than black, but it's the shoe-with-holes style of sandal, so I doubt it's any good.

I've been cycling mostly in SPD sandals for the last 5 or 6 years or so. The general rule is that if you aren't wearing long fingered gloves, you don't need socks. In my case, that's down to about 5°C, so I've been using them on and off all winter.
In terms of protection, I've not had any problem other than the occasional nettle sting.
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Re: Sandals

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 30 Apr 2017, 9:27pm

Hi,
landsurfer wrote:I have a couple of pairs of these;
https://cdn.allshops.ro/files/clients/7 ... 971913.jpg

These are the forerunner, I have several pairs, they have an unique insole with bobbles which make them very comfortable.
A bit cheap so they don't last long but I used to buy them for £11. Wear most of the year.
To soft for cycling though.
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Re: Sandals

Postby landsurfer » 30 Apr 2017, 10:31pm

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
landsurfer wrote:I have a couple of pairs of these;
https://cdn.allshops.ro/files/clients/7 ... 971913.jpg

These are the forerunner, I have several pairs, they have an unique insole with bobbles which make them very comfortable.
A bit cheap so they don't last long but I used to buy them for £11. Wear most of the year.
To soft for cycling though.


I have cycled thousands of miles in them .... I wish they would bring them back ... The heels ... Such good heels.... With SPD plates they would be perfection ....
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Re: Sandals

Postby AM7 » 30 Apr 2017, 11:05pm

andrew_s wrote:I think that the Shimano sandals were available in brown maybe 3 versions ago

Shimano SD66s were available in brown - don't know if they still are. I have a pair along with a pair of an earlier model - the SD60 - in tan. The SD60 is a much nicer sandal than the 66 but the inner sole is made of a rubber material that crumbles and disintegrates over time. :(

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Re: Sandals

Postby Mick F » 1 May 2017, 7:08am

That's SD66 on the left?
They look much better in brown.
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Re: Sandals

Postby AM7 » 1 May 2017, 9:12am

Mick F wrote:That's SD66 on the left?
They look much better in brown.

Yes SD66 on the left, SD60 on the right.

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Re: Sandals

Postby PDQ Mobile » 1 May 2017, 9:55am

I have an older pair of Shimanos (which some folks preferred) brilliant bit of summer touring and camping kit.

Interestingly enough, they really come into their own when it's raining and wet.

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Re: Sandals

Postby deliquium » 1 May 2017, 9:55am

I love my Shimano SD66 SPD sandals :D

Bought them a few years ago and tried very hard to find a stockist of the brown version - sadly to no avail. But soon got used to the black ones - the pleasure of SPD sandal cycling soon overcame the colour disappointment :D

Riding with the wind running through/gliding over one's bonce, brushing over bare arms, legs and toes without a care and only sun cream for protection is wonderfully liberating :wink:

The SD5 look even better - apart from the grey footbed. Why are men supposed to like grey :twisted: Bet they'd be Shimano gender diferentiated fuscia if there was a women's version?

Might get the SD66s out today (for the first time this year) if the temperature rises enough here in cloudy Snowdonia
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Re: Sandals

Postby Mick F » 1 May 2017, 10:12am

deliquium wrote:Why are men are supposed to like grey :twisted:
This drives me MAD. :twisted:

Black this, black that, grey something else.
Women's stuff has COLOUR and shape and design.
Men's stuff is boring and drab.
Why?

Found these on eBay.
I may make a bid later ....... or tomorrow.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shimano-SD5-S ... Sw7GRZAera
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