Hot Buy – Recumbent Bicycling Sandal – Update
This is an update on my earlier sandal post.
I have found a sandal I like much better than the Columbia Sandal. It is the Merrell Rapid Pulse Sandal. This sandal cushions my feet better than the Columbia and has much more comfortable straps. It is also waterproof and made from synthetics like the Columbia but much better made. At the end of a long ride or a day of walking my feet much better in these sandals. The Columbias were a little abrasives in the foot pad and the straps too narrow for comfort.
They are on sale now at Sierra Trading Post for $24.95 (retail $60) but in very limited sizes. This is a great buy if they have your size.
They didn’t have my size so I ordered Merrell High Tide Scandals. These sandals are very similar and a newer more available model. I’ll give you an update after I try them but they look very good. They are also on sale at Sierra Trading Post for $29.95 (retail $55) but with a much bigger range of sizes.
Note: I use PowerGrips not Clipless Pedals so these sandals do not accept cleats. See “Why I don’t use Clipless Pedals “.
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