I can’t seem to get my coker very light but I have made a pair of very light shoes for the Lobster Race. They are absolutely great for riding in, sticky like toffee and nice and airy. The only downside is the lack of padding when you come off (chasing Sam Wakeling uphill at 16mph). I’ve still got a sore heel.
They started as a pair of track running shoes weighing 200g each. I drilled out the threads and had them resoled with 5-10 Dotty Stealth on the front half. Have a look…
Mango, you’ll be a favorite of the sponsors, as I’m sure you can use the same footwear for lobster fishing.
For myself, I’ve invested in my first pair of actual cycling shoes, the Sam Hill from FiveTen. I’d link to the product but they’ve decided to build their Web site without the ability to link to specific products…
The shoes aren’t particularly light, but then neither is a Coker wheel. These shoes also have an almost too-sticky bottom, and the stiffness I’ve done without for too many years.
anybody try these? they’re my favorite lightweight shoe hands down, and they have plenty of padding. they’ve survived long hikes, weekend hikes in pouring rain, hours underwater, and my biking and uni exploits. they’re only slightly heavier than those xc shoes. i’ve got the 06 model, i think.
(i’m not going to rtl, wish i was, good luck guys!)