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Old 05-23-22, 01:23 PM
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SPD sandals for indoor riding

Thoughts on wearing SPD sandals instead of shoes for indoor riding?

I've never worn cleated sandals but injured a toe last year and wore a regular slide sandal with a platform pedal just to keep some fitness while it healed. Didn't feel as awkward as I expected, though it was far from ideal.

Thinking that sandals could be good for breathability, especially on longer sessions where there's not that much air flowing through the feet compared to riding outside.
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I ride almost exclusively in Nashbar SPD sandals - they fit my wide feet great.

They have a toe cap which technically makes then shoes not sandals) but they are *VERY* well ventilated.
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In my (very limited) experience, SPD sandals aren't as stiff as full shoes. Whether that's a problem for you will depend on where you like to place your cleats and how long you ride at a time.

If you're not too precious about a pair of shoes you're comfortable with already, you could always cut holes in them.
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My wife and I love our Cyclingdeal sandals. With the recessed area for SPD cleats, you can walk around easily even though the soles are plenty stiff. No need to worry about marking up the floor at home either.

I noticed that Exustar and Cyclingdeal both have the same manufacturer in Taiwan produce sandals for them so go with whichever is cheaper (assuming you're interested).
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