I am riding the Sierra Cascade bicycle route this upcoming summer and wanted to clip into my bike so I can have an easier time climbing all the mountains. The problem is that I also want to do some light hiking, and having an off-the-bike shoe is a nice idea since even with a mountain biking shoe, the stiff sole can make my feet uncomfortable after a while.
Carrying another large set of shoes for this purpose seemed like it would be too heavy and take up too much space. My friend loves his Vibrams and recommended I bring along a pair for just this purpose. They take up as much space (or less) as sandals and weigh very little. They can be used for hiking as long as they are broken in properly beforehand, and if they get wet by crossing a stream, they dry very quickly.
Does anyone have any experience touring with vibrams as an off-bike shoe?