Shoes for touring...

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RonK
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Shoes for touring...

Postby RonK » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:44 pm

My usual practice is to take only one pair of shoes on tour, currently Northwave Expedition GTX SPD MTB shoes, and a pair of thongs to wear in the showers and around camp. On my forthcoming tour of New Zealand I'll be travelling some back country roads and will have to ford a few streams. So I want something a little more secure than thongs to protect my feet.

Until now there have been few choices - there were pool slippers, canoe shoes, and various hiking sandals, or the disgustingly unfashionable Crocs, but none really fitted my requirements for lightweight, low bulk and reasonable durability very well. But recently, the trend to barefoot running has led to a new generation of lightweight shoes.

Enter the VivoBarefoot Ultra, my new touring utility shoe.

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Re: Shoes for touring...

Postby thecaptn » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:21 pm

They tick some similar boxes to Crocks, especially in the fashion department. :mrgreen:


But they do look good for around camp. I wear sea to summit polartek camp slippers which are really comfy but not any good for walking far in. And they're ultra dorky. 8)

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Re: Shoes for touring...

Postby WarrenH » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:24 pm

Ron, have you seen this concept, that thwarts shoe thieves? ... http://vimeo.com/47686969

Sorry!

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Re: Shoes for touring...

Postby RonK » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:05 pm

WarrenH wrote:Ron, have you seen this concept, that thwarts shoe thieves? ... http://vimeo.com/47686969

Sorry!

Warren.

hehe - that'll stom 'em for sure... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Shoes for touring...

Postby elStado » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:53 am

Just posted a review of my cycle touring shoes... the Shimano MT71 SPD shoes:

http://velophileaustralia.wordpress.com ... ycle-shoe/
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