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Offline mu2flyer

Re: Cycling Sandals
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2010, 11:21:54 pm »
So far my Keen sandals have been great. I did 40 mi a couple of days ago and 20mi today without sinching them down. i know i'm a beginner, but i like them.....

Offline sanuk

Re: Cycling Sandals
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2010, 07:38:13 am »
I like the Keens too, but the cleats scare me!  Too old to be biting the black top.

Offline mu2flyer

Re: Cycling Sandals
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2010, 11:43:20 am »
I think that’s the tradeoff. The Shimano sandal is stiff which is great for riding but not walking. I found the Keens to be a little harder to release from the cleat, but I thought that was adjustment and lubrication. I’ll tweak on it a little today to see if that gets any better.... I’m a beginner and I’ve used the Keens bare footed for two 40mi rides and they’ve been very comfortable. I may not  be transferring maximum power because they are pliable as you have stated....

Offline Westinghouse

Re: Cycling Sandals
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2010, 07:58:14 pm »
I have never used a sandal. However, I have read many opinions of those who have. Everybody seems to give a thumbs-up on sandals, and that's all I need to know.

Offline Olhiker2

Re: Cycling Sandals
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2010, 12:34:40 pm »
 I bought a pair of "Nashbar" sandals made by Exustar. They are real comfy and easy to walk in with an arch support and healcup footbed as well as a good stiff cycling sole. The cleat mounting area of the sole is recessed enough that one can walk in them without the cleat hitting the ground. I like 'em alot.
Best,
Carl in San Diego

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Re: Cycling Sandals
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2010, 04:46:00 pm »
I bought a pair of "Nashbar" sandals made by Exustar. They are real comfy and easy to walk in with an arch support and healcup footbed as well as a good stiff cycling sole. The cleat mounting area of the sole is recessed enough that one can walk in them without the cleat hitting the ground. I like 'em alot.
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Carl in San Diego
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Mine arrived yesterday ..............
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Offline Rollie

Re: Cycling Sandals
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2010, 05:09:02 pm »
I have Shimanos and Keen.  I like the Keen the best

Offline Grumpybear

Re: Cycling Sandals
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2010, 12:29:39 pm »
I've used the Shimano, the Lake, and the Lake I/O sandals. I've also tried on the keens as well.

The Keen's were a narrow fit which was kinda odd since Keen had a rep for wider more comfortable shoes. The Shimano's were good, but then they switched the way they made the straps just when I needed a new pair, so I switched to the Lake sandals. They had a good stiff sole but were hard to walk in compared to the Shimano. Then I got the Lake I/O sandals, the right combo of stiffness and still be able to hike around in them. They also have a large toe box, (I wear 10 1/2 EEE New Balance) plus I don't look like a dork walking around in them.