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Started 2 years, 3 months ago by Angie MedeirosLatest reply from Bruce Woodrow 2 years, 3 months ago
I am looking for cycling sandals for my road bike. I have spd-sl pedals. Any suggestions?
i love wearing sandals with spds. the wind keeps your feet cool. I have the ones by nashbar. they run about $50.
As you know the SPD-SL pedals are true road pedals with larger cleats unlike the SPD pedals which are off-road pedals with the small recessed cleats. I’ve never seen sandals that can take an SPD-SL cleat but I’ve been surprised by what I can find on Amazon.
A second for the cheapo sandals from Nashbar. They are heavy, but functional and are my footwear of choice during the summer, especially if rain is in the forecast. I have the MTB-style pedals, so use the standard two-bolt SPD cleat and am not sure other styles will fit sandals though.
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Angie is looking for sandals that can take SPD-SL road cleats, not SPD MTB cleats.
Tried them myself a number of years ago but the vibration was too much to handle on a long ride. You might want to “preflight” a pair to see if you can envision a week (or whatever distance you’re riding) in them.
I agree, though, the cool air breezing through them was wonderful.
I don’t wear sandals but I am quite honored to have those who do numbered among my friends. As far as I can tell if you are a true sandal lover it would easily be worth the expense to buy the SPD pedals that will accommodate them. Just sayin’….
Thanks for all the replies. I’m finding that sandals will require a pedal/cleat change. I will definitely try to pre-flight before July!
This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by Angie Medeiros.
Check Bike Nashbar for sandals. On sale for $29.99
I have Shimano sandals which I wear all the time. I have wide feet and like that the straps can accommodate them comfortably. In fact, when the weather gets cold I still wear the sandals because the straps have enough give to accommodate 3 pairs of socks.
However, my sandals use standard SPD cleats and I am not aware of any sandals that take SPD-SL cleats.
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