Packable Casual Shoes

Discussion in 'Touring and recreational cycling' started by SteveAG, Mar 28, 2004.

  1. SteveAG

    SteveAG New Member

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    Greetings,

    We will be on a 10-day (non-camping) tour from B&B to B&B. We will be on a tandem with rear panniers, a rack pack and a handlebar bag. It seems that casual/athletic shoes (for use off of the bike) do not pack down to a small volume.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for a ...

    Well-priced
    Quick-Drying
    Packable

    ...pair of shoes that could be worn into pubs, interperetive centers, etc.

    Thanks,

    SteveAG
     
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  2. Malcontent

    Malcontent New Member

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    Leather loafers? They tend to flatten down pretty well.
     
  3. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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    Aqua shoes, light flat and ok in water. Someone suggested them as an alternative to cleats to wear after arrival.

    cheers
    George
     
  4. lou_n

    lou_n New Member

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    I agree, I bought a pair for $4 that I've used for 2 years of touring/camping.
    Small, light, waterproof, sturdy. And look 'presentable' for public if you wear them with socks.

    Lou
     
  5. byfred

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    Did you ever consider Cycling Sandals with SPD compatible Cleats? My wife & I both have worn them for years, while touring, and find them great. They are quite comfortable for walking and riding and best of all, dry very quickly while still on your feet after a rain.
     
  6. MidBunchLurker

    MidBunchLurker New Member

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    I always pack my running shoes. They get stuck in a bag on top of everything else so I can get to them quickly. When you're wondering around some strange city for hours it pays to have really comfy shoes!
     
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