Touring - Lightweight shoes?
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09-21-06, 07:13 PM
I am looking to find the absolute lightest weight shoe to change into when off the bike (I wear LOOK style cleated road shoes).
Anybody know of a real featherweight?
For instance Hush Puppies used to advertise their slogan "pound a pair". But a few years ago I bought 'Coasters' which weigh 0.7 pounds (found in a serve yourself Payless shoestore), and need to find something like them again.
By the way, in my experience adding common lightweight urethane insoles from a drugstore makes the absolute lightest and flimsiest shoes strong enough in the sole to walk over stones or hot pavement.
That's what I wear, except I got the cheap ones that MEC sells. I bought mine about 3 years ago, and they hold up really well, weigh nothing on the bike, and if they get wet , they dry off pretty quick.
09-23-06, 08:36 AM
Carbon MTB shoes? Saves you carrying an extra.
09-23-06, 09:50 AM
We each just bought a pair of these Salomon Tech Amphibian shoes for our upcoming trip through Southeast Asia.
They are super-light-weight.
They can be used as a water shoe, for hiking, and running.
The heel folds inward so they can be slipped on like slippers.
So far, I really like 'em.
09-24-06, 01:07 AM
" Salomon Tech Amphibian Weight: 1 lb 7oz / 652g Color: Blue & Grey Price: $75 Sale $65 ..."
Checking into these today and very very impressive shoe, but about three times the weight of what I have been using.
The Crocs website encourages all questions, I asked what they weigh (one person had asked if they were microwavable, he he). Waiting for a reply.
My old Croakies are ultra light but stiff and not compressible for packing (11 inches long).
09-25-06, 08:42 AM
A pair of Crocs was the only off-bike shoes I took on my cross country tour this summer. They are very light and comfortable. The only problem I had with them is that sand or small gravel can get in the holes and make walking uncomfortable.
they (crocs) are surprisingly light. You pick them up and they weigh about 1/3 what you're expecting, even after someone tells you they're light.
09-25-06, 07:16 PM
There are a suprising number of light weight runners on the market now in the 500 to 600 grams weight per pair (They usually quote the weight for size 9´s). Find a pair that fit you and are comfortable, put in a pair of good insoles and you´re off to the races.
I´ve used a pair of lightweight Salomon cross trainers as non-cycling shoes when Touring and have been really happy to have a spare pair of shoes to change into, especially on wet, rainy days. I use clipless pedals so the Rockhoppers [shoes] I use for touring are ok for a bit of walking, but are not suitable for full days of hiking which I like to mix in with touring trips.
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