Hey indoor velominati,
I’m looking for the best indoor cycling shoe that would be sufficiently lightweight, cool and breathable.
Performance also matters, so maybe let’s try and avoid bike touring sandals.
I’ve been searching for options on the Internet without much success. Since protecting the foot isn’t necessary indoors like it is outdoors, surely somebody somewhere has seen the business opportunity in creating indoor-specific cycling shoes that are meshy and breathable?
Current gripe with Shimano RC7s
SPOILER ALERT SWEAT DISCUSSED IN DETAIL PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK
They accumulate too much sweat during workouts, to the extent they are wet/swampy/squishy towards the end of the first hour. Leading to issue number
They don’t adequately dry between workouts without using an electric shoe dryer. Leading to issue number
They end up smelling horrific unless they’re de-odorized daily. By horrific I mean they need to be sealed in a bag and kept outside so as to not make the apartment uninhabitable. THIS IS NOT AN EXAGGERATION FOR COMEDIC EFFECT okay maybe a little but I’m not kidding about having to seal them in a bag.
I’ve done my best to reduce the amount of sweat with ventilation when possible (northern hemisphere, hard workouts are on the balcony with the fan blazing) but I also do low intensity stuff in hot and humid conditions (sometimes even inside the sauna) for the training effect.
Any solutions, tips or suggestions? Pls help I’m actually considering those sandals.