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Re: Sandals

Postby Audax67 » 1 May 2017, 10:27am

I found the Shimano SD66es quite a bit heavier than my SPD recessed-cleat road shoes.

Also, beware the sizing. 41-42 is really a 42, 43-44 is really a 44. If your foot is the lower size of the bracket you'll float in the damned things, get rubbed by the straps and catch the sticky-out bit of the sole on odd obstructions. I take a 43 and I hated mine - sold them on almost unused.
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Re: Sandals

Postby deliquium » 1 May 2017, 5:13pm

Audax67 wrote:I found the Shimano SD66es quite a bit heavier than my SPD recessed-cleat road shoes.

Also, beware the sizing. 41-42 is really a 42, 43-44 is really a 44. If your foot is the lower size of the bracket you'll float in the damned things, get rubbed by the straps and catch the sticky-out bit of the sole on odd obstructions. I take a 43 and I hated mine - sold them on almost unused.


If like me you happily wear Shimano SH-MT91 Goretex SPD cycling/hiking boots in the winter, shoe weight is not something to worry about :wink: Seriously, the only difference I'm aware of with cycling SPD shoes is the fit comfort. Can't discern my feet or legs or 'performance' over strenuous 100km rides when using lighter shoes.

The sizing does seem a bit weird - fortunately I'm smack dab in the middle between a 41 and 42, so the SD66s work for me, especially as I have wide feet and Shimano shoes (apart from the MT91 and SD66 - are personally way too narrow)

BTW the newer SD5s are available from Holland for £63.47 inc delivery and with a £4.88 discount on top if you sign up for their 'newsletter'

https://www.athleteshop.co.uk/shimano-s ... 0wodjoYG7g

Sadly it was too cold again today to don the faithful BLACK SD66 sandals - but it won't be long now May is here up in the mountains :)
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Re: Sandals

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 1 May 2017, 6:03pm

Hi,
Mick F wrote:
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


Ouh.........my size............. :mrgreen:
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Re: Sandals

Postby Mick F » 1 May 2017, 6:37pm

deliquium wrote:BTW the newer SD5s are available from Holland for £63.47 inc delivery and with a £4.88 discount on top if you sign up for their 'newsletter'

https://www.athleteshop.co.uk/shimano-s ... 0wodjoYG7g
I already have this site bookmarked.
I spent a while yesterday and today searching the internet, and they are the best price I've found.

The ebay auction, I'm not holding much hope over ............ especially now that I've publicised the page. :lol:
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Re: Sandals

Postby Paulatic » 1 May 2017, 6:56pm

Mick F wrote:
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?


Glad I'm not alone on this subject. My pet hate and so many times I find myself unable to buy because it's sooooo drab. Not only has women's clothing colour, shape, and design often the materials used are lighter and in some cases can be cheaper. The OH worked for EWM and has really warm knitted polyester fashion tops at a fraction the price of so called specialist clothing. If they were 4" longer who knows what I'd look like :D
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Re: Sandals

Postby yakdiver » 2 May 2017, 9:50am

I've just bought a new pair to replace my 9 year old ones, great bit of kit for the summer
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Re: Sandals

Postby whoof » 2 May 2017, 11:18am

Mick F wrote:
What I want probably doesn't exist.
Road sandals.
Like road shoes ........... but sandals.
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Have you considered taking a scalpel to a pair of road shoes?

I've no idea what these are like but just an example as they have various mesh sections that could be removed.
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Re: Sandals

Postby landsurfer » 2 May 2017, 4:34pm

The elephant in the room .......
Socks With Sandals ....?
Good enough for the Roman Legions ..... 8)
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Re: Sandals

Postby Heltor Chasca » 2 May 2017, 5:04pm

landsurfer wrote:The elephant in the room .......
Socks With Sandals ....?
Good enough for the Roman Legions ..... 8)


You've just solved the riddle to the extinction of the Romans. Don't do it. You have been warned.

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Re: Sandals

Postby Si » 2 May 2017, 5:18pm

Paulatic wrote:
Mick F wrote:
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?


Glad I'm not alone on this subject. My pet hate and so many times I find myself unable to buy because it's sooooo drab. Not only has women's clothing colour, shape, and design often the materials used are lighter and in some cases can be cheaper. The OH worked for EWM and has really warm knitted polyester fashion tops at a fraction the price of so called specialist clothing. If they were 4" longer who knows what I'd look like :D


you need to go back to the 1980s when men wore colourful clothes. I remember my bright pink miami vice style jacket with fondness :-)

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Re: Sandals

Postby deliquium » 2 May 2017, 5:24pm

Well today in Snowdonia was finally warm and sunny enough to wear the 4 year old Shimano SD66 sandals - 37 mudguardless Moulton TSR miles including a much needed stop at the barber in Porthmadog. Peculiar toetastic tan lines established in the quite strong (eventual) May sunshine.

Yes they're heavy. Yes they're not as open as the new replacement SD5/500. But they still feel and look good. The faux BLACK suede has mellowed to a rather funky world traveller look - even though I've not left Wales.

Going to wear these out before considering the newer plasticky looking grey foot bedded SD5/500 version

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Re: Sandals

Postby landsurfer » 2 May 2017, 5:26pm

I still wear pink shirts for work and "going out" .... good martial colour.
My theory of drab clothing for men .....
The "Glad to be Gay" community have stolen the Rainbow ....
There's no colours left for the "Happy to be Hetro" brigade ....
My theory makes my son laugh .... it must be right .... :D
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Re: Sandals

Postby aljohn » 2 May 2017, 9:20pm

I shan't know where to look if I meet you, deliquium - me in my lycra, you in sun cream and sandals. Don't you frighten the horses? And mick f, why not bodge some holes in your old cycling shoes? Think of the money you'll save for ice cream in the heat.

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Re: Sandals

Postby AM7 » 3 May 2017, 8:54am

landsurfer wrote:The elephant in the room .......
Socks With Sandals ....?
Good enough for the Roman Legions ..... 8)


I'm quite happy to wear socks with my SPD sandals if the weather calls for it 8) I think it's a pretty minor fashion faux pas compared to the garish, skin-tight lycra outfits that many cyclists are happy to wear :lol:

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Re: Sandals

Postby Brucey » 3 May 2017, 9:28am

there are those who would say that the issue of socks or not is missing the point, once you have decided to wear sandals in the first place.... :wink:

BTW SD66
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vs SD5
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the cleat fixing appear to be offset from the sole centreline with the SD5 version which may be good for folk with wide feet but it may also be bad for comfort of other folk. It may also explain why some people say they can 'feel the cleat' with the SD5 model.

There have been quite a few older model Shimano SPD sandals including SD-60, SD-661 etc You may find NOS if you look around. There are also SPD sandals from Lake and Keen, amongst others. Styles (and cleat offsets) vary plenty.

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