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Old 04-14-15, 07:51 PM
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I am in need of new touring shoes/sandals!

My keen cycling sandals bit the dust this past weekend. Ordered the "New" Keen sandals and received them today. Bummer!!! They run very narrow so they are a no go. Would appreciate input on some new shoes/sandals. I see Bike Nashbar has some, and what about the Shimano cycling sandals?
Also open to other suggestions.
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What size are you looking for?
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13 is the size I had on my"old" Keen Cycling sandals
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In my experience trying out bike shoes, the range of fit varied so much that I really just had to try on all kinds to find what worked well for my feet. Finding shoes that support your feet and arches well are so important, so it seems to me that it's just too personal to get opinions from others.
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Keen has changed their design and their last many times. I have three pair, each fits a bit different and one of the three is way too long but is the right width.

Can your old ones be fixed?

I use Shoe Goo to build up worn down soles on shoes that otherwise would be worn out. You can get it at REI. But if you need to build up the sole with Shoe Goo, do not make the mistake I made - I built up the sole where the sole sits directly on my SPD pedals, thus I had to cut some off later to get my cleats to work right again.
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I wear a set of the Nashbar branded sandals on many rides, but most of mine are shorter than the daily leg of a tour. I find them:

Stiff, no pedal pressure issues
Heavy (doesn't usually bother me, but others might notice this)
Cool/dries fast (it's a sandal after all)
Durable (based on my lighter duty use, but my pair is 3 years old)
Comfortable upper (nothing rubs the wrong way on bare feet)
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Keens Style protect your toes , Shimano is open toe, But that may make it fit more feet that way.

I sold my SPuD Keens when I got regular Klones .. they weigh less, were on sale, only $20. .. I just use regular pedals .

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I think my sandals are shot. It looks like the inner sole, where the cleat plate attaches, has cracked into 3-4 pieces.
I did order the Bike Nashbar ones this AM. I am also looking at the Exustar cycling sandals. The LBS, where I work PT, can get them through J&B. And they have the right size.
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I found even the "old" Keen biking sandals (circa 2010) to be narrow.

I currently use a pair of Shimano sandals and am quite happy with them.

I don't know if they still make them, but Lake biking sandals used to be good, also.
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Have Narrow feet, (B) the old Keens fit, (2nd Hand from someone who they didn't fit) but I liked non SPD versions better.
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The Nashbar branded ones work well with my wide feet.
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The Bike Nashbar sandals arrived this afternoon. I am wearing them around the house to get a feel for them. So far so good. Next step is to install the cleats.
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You might look around online I am sure someone might have some old Keens in size 13 or you might be able to get Keen to fix 'em up? I know with Chaco's you can send them in for a Re-Chacoing and get them good as new but I haven't had experience with what Keen may or may not do.

I would also give a major plus one to the Giro TerraDuros. They are a mountain shoe but have a Vibram outsole (for good walking or hiking) and are quite comfortable and reasonably light. They also have two nicer and lighter models the Empire VR90 (which is carbon soled and Vibram outsoled with regular laces) and the Code VR70 (same but with straps and buckles) They make both the Terraduros and Codes in a high volume model for wide footed folks as well.

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Did an extensive search for my size, no luck. Did find some for my wife. The Bike Nashbar sandals arrived Friday innstalled cleats on Saturdau and did a short 25 miler. Very comfortable. I did a review on Crazy Guy.
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