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To sock or not?

Old 06-21-21, 02:35 PM
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I'll raise a glass to Wiggins, Tennant, et al and a middle finger to the "Rules."
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Old 06-21-21, 06:40 PM
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I used to not wear socks with cycling shoes. It was comfortable and cool, but the sweat and washing broke down the glue which held the shoes together, and they didn't last very long. In those days I was single, and could get away with having smelly cycling shoes sitting by the door.
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Old 06-21-21, 07:21 PM
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I wouldn't want to wear shoes without socks.
HOWEVER: A few years back, i went on a six day bike tour. Last day out, rode a lot in somewhat heavy rain. Got home: bike covered in to various orthopedic and foot reasons, I can't wear clip on pedals...first I rode toe clips. Then replaced with straps. Then switched to a kind of strap that would only work with mountain bike pedals, ont the road pedals I'd been using.
Anyway, the straps were covered with muck to. Took 'em off, and was going to ride somewhere with out. Then I realized, that with no straps: i coudld wear sandals.
Never have put on straps again, and wear sandals when it's warm enough. Yeah, makes my feet vulerarable. But I sure am happier this way.
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Old 06-21-21, 07:26 PM
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I'll raise a glass to Wiggins, Tennant, et al and a middle finger to the "Rules."
+1 Amen!
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