Author Topic: Sandals: Shimano vs. Lake  (Read 3886 times)

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Offline veithurst

Sandals: Shimano vs. Lake
« on: June 23, 2004, 04:46:31 pm »
Anyone have an opinion on Shimano vs. Lake sandals with cleats?  The majority of my riding is touring inspired, non-technical and done on dirt/logging roads.  I’ll do a bit of walking in the sandals and am wondering if they’re more comfortable than your typical cleated shoe or if they’re about the same.  Anyone had a chance to try both?  Which do you prefer?  Are the soles stiff enough?  Also, the second toe on each of my feet it deliciously longer than its neighboring big toe so I’m concerned about the bumper on the Lake model.  I live in rural Alaska and don’t have access to a store where I can try these on so your input is greatly appreciated!


Offline remi

Sandals: Shimano vs. Lake
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2004, 01:45:07 pm »
I have used Shimano sandals for a year and they are great, I ride both recumbents and Df's and they work well with both. Walking is not a problem but you can sense the cleat only wear shoes when it really gets cold
remi


Offline iSolo

Sandals: Shimano vs. Lake
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2004, 10:12:16 am »
I got a pair of Lake sandals a few weeks ago and that toe
guard saved me from a good scrape. Had a pair of
Shimano's that wore out, but sandals do that. Don't really
have a prefrence, both work and are real nice during the
summer here in Montana. One thing you might want to
consider when getting your sandals, whichever ones you
decide on, is allowing for a warm pair of socks, or two while
wearing them. I use them in conjunction with a pair of Simms
Flyfishing, knee high wet socks, or Smartwool socks with
Sealskins.