elStado wrote:Good thread. Bookmarked. Now I have my VWR I need to get a pair of SPD shoes to go with the Shimano M505s that came with the bike.
Similar to the OP I am looking for a pair of shoes that are comfortable and effective both on and off the bike as I'd like to be able to do some short hikes while exploring each area I tour to. Nothing major, maybe 6-8km walks over a variety of terrain. I'll be taking a pair of Sanuk 'Sidewalk Surfers' with me for wearing around the camp site etc.
I'm also blessed with wider feet, E/W usually depending on the style.
I had the Northwave bookmarked as Wiggle were selling them, however, as RonK mentioned, they are now not being sold any more.
Not wearing sandals no matter how comfortable they might be.
The Northwave Drifter seems to be the current incarnation of the Expedition which I have, with Vibram sole and Goretex membrane. Also available is the Mission - a little cheaper but no Goretex.
I think Rifraf bought the Drifters, so perhaps he can give to feedback about how they are performing.