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Old 09-21-06, 06:13 PM   #1
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Lightweight shoes?

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.
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http://www.crocs.com/home.jsp
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Old 09-22-06, 11:25 AM   #3
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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.
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Carbon MTB shoes? Saves you carrying an extra.
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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.

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" 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).
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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.
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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.
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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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