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Old 03-18-07, 02:49 PM   #1
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so what shoes do we take?

my main pair are my clipless shows made by answer, i love them, they are comfy for walking on anything from cement to much, very cleaty tread, have last me 3 straight years including winter riding, and show no real wear...light and breathable! so now my second choice. I will be living from the bike for about 4 months atleast, so i want something that i can hybrid for in city walk, as well as some serious hiking. what would you guys be after?. Right now im debating taking my solomon light weight hi-top hikers, or buy some low top, more like cross country hiking sneaker. the reason is cause of the hike of these hikers, they take up alot of room in teh panniers, whereas is i get some good soled slight pancakable sneaker shoe, i could put them between my inner liner and the outside of the pannier.

stay with my hikers, or go with sneaker.??

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Old 03-19-07, 08:24 AM   #2
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I would get some really light, really cushiony, high-quality running shoes. They're light, which makes sense touring, they feel really good after a long day of pedaling, and they work fine for light hiking - not carrying heavy backpacks. I buy a new pair before every long tour because that "new running shoe feeling" is so welcome at the end of a long day.
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On my last tour I used shimano spd sandals on the bike and carried a pair of salomon tech-amphibians strapped on top of my tent on the rear rack. These shoes are light & comfy. I can hike in them no problem and they are water shoes so you can get them wet or use them in the shower, river, etc..

If it wasn't for the hiking part I'd just use the spd sandals as they are fine for walking in town and such.

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my main pair are my clipless shows made by answer, i love them, they are comfy for walking on anything from cement to much, very cleaty tread, have last me 3 straight years including winter riding, and show no real wear...light and breathable! so now my second choice. I will be living from the bike for about 4 months atleast, so i want something that i can hybrid for in city walk, as well as some serious hiking. what would you guys be after?. Right now im debating taking my solomon light weight hi-top hikers, or buy some low top, more like cross country hiking sneaker. the reason is cause of the hike of these hikers, they take up alot of room in teh panniers, whereas is i get some good soled slight pancakable sneaker shoe, i could put them between my inner liner and the outside of the pannier.

stay with my hikers, or go with sneaker.??

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Chexk out a local PayLess or similar sneaker (i don't call them shoes) store and try and get a brand name quality sneaker with a firm sole and alot of nylon/synthetic so that they dry quickly in the rain and stink less after 4 months of blood, sweat, tears and grit from the roadway. I am doing a big tour in the Canadian rockies this summer and wanna get a brand spanking new pair sometime next month, break 'em in on my touring rides, and be ready to go on May 19th.

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good advice, i guess i will start sopping around, check out those amphibians...

roughstuff, we just might run into you along the way, we leave from saskatoon around the end of may, heading west to victoria .
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I wear Lake sandal on the bike, and they are very comfy walking, I have extra pairs at home so I can wear them every day. Off the bike I use those things called Crocks, and many other names. They are just foam clogs, and they too are comfy, and they weigh next to nothing. I can do anythign from light hiking to showering in them. i bought the first pair of both these shoes at MEC, however, they don't seem to carry them any longer.
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i just got a pair of nike kyottee's-super light and comfortable-i was at canyonlands last week and did a couple 7 mi. hikes,no break-in and they left my feet happy
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My wife and I use mountain bike shoes on the bike and Keen Sandals off (her-Newports, his-Venice). They work very well for walking, wading, canoeing and for public showers. Haven't done a miles of hiking in them yet, but will find out on this summer's tour.
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