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Old 11-17-14, 02:54 PM
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Lightweight off-bike shoes

I guess the first thing to ask is whether or not people bring shoes that they use when they're off their bike at the end of a day's ride. Secondly, what do people use for off-bike shoes?
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Flip flops if it's warm. I think Crocs would be good too, a bit bulky, but very light. With some nice warms socks they could make good camp shoes if it's chilly.

I have a pair of SPD/Hiking shoes, kill two birds with one stone. Flip flops always in tow for showers and/or warm days at camp.
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I have a pair of Crocs that are more like a flip-flop than the standard Crocs. Open toe but without the strap between the toes or behind the heel. Very light and can wear in the shower. Got them at Dicks.
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I have used Crocs, Cushe Slipper Shoes, and very light running shoes on different tours. I have also gone with only one pair of shoes (Sidis with SPDs). Which choice worked best depended on the tour. When I spent a week off from the tour to hike and sight see in the Yosemite Valley I went so far as to buy a pair of trail runners for that week.

I have lately been going without off bike shoes unless planning long hikes.
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I always bring off-bike shoes because I always want to be able to hike or explore on a whim. It keeps me flexible.

I carry minimalist footwear, since it's lightweight and usually pretty compressible. Sometimes I use Vibram FiveFingers; in colder seasons I carry Altra or Inov8 shoes.
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I always bring trail runners. A little more weight and bulk, but then I can do anything in them.
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I use Shimano MTB/SPD for my riding shoes but definitely want something else on my feet at the end of a long day. I've found the "aqua sock" type of footwear to work very well for my purposes. They can serve as walking shoes around a campground. I've used them wading in less than pristine swimming places and they dry out quickly. I recently replaced a pair that I had for years with these for this summer's ride: men's water shoes. They seem to be adequate for my needs and inexpensive. The fact that they have a draw string has been an important feature i.m.o.
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I have a pair of Adidas slides that are really lightweight and comfortable.
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Trail runners for off bike, shoes with SPD cleats for on bike. But sometimes I will use the trail runners on the bike, for example if my bike shoes are soaked from a few days of rain. Pedals with platform on one side, SPD cleats on the other, Shimano M324.
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Merrell has some really lightweight trail shoes. They are comfortable for hikes and for mooching around off the bike.

I wish my bike sandals were comfortable enough to wear off the bike as well as on it.
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A cheap pair of light, Dexter sandals from PayLess. I think I paid about $24 for my latest pair. They are basically Teva knockoffs, but they are lighter The tops collapse pretty well, which saves space. That's handy when you wear a size 12 like I do.
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I tour in sandals and don't bring extra shoes for off bike, but if I did I'd bring my Minimus trail runners. My size 11's weigh 15oz for the pair.

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