A final review of the Lake I/O SDL

Lake i/o sdl sandals strap brokenWell not really, since I will go back to them any time. I got the Lake I/O SDL last year in May simply because I could get them where as As you can see they are well worn down from all the walking. Though last month I did feel a difference in the sandal in how they were clipped in and I was at first worried that it was my new eggbeaters falling apart on me again. I checked the pedals and found them ok, then I checked the cleats only find a crack in the sole of the sandals, just below the cleat.

Both sandals have the crack but it is the left sandal that has the biggest crack. Probably because I clip in and out with that foot much more than the right on my daily commute.

I have used them throughout the winter with a pair of winter socks and some over shoes and they have been warm enough down to a -5c. The soles are much more insulating that the Shimano shoes I had the winter before, as I wasn’t frozen in them as I was when walking/standing on cold pavement as I was in the Shimano’s.

The only two gripes I have with the Lake I/O SDL sandals are:

– They are very warm, the material don’t breath that well. So in the summer I had to wear socks with them, well I’m in the UK so I fit right in :) Simply because you will sweat very easily in them and you will soon have a lake in your Lakes.

– The straps are very long and it is a bit of a hassle to tuck them in every time you wear the sandals, because if you don’t your chain and chain set will eat them faster than you can say, bon appetit.

Rating:

I would happily go back to these again, they felt comfortable from the word go and still are. Because of my job I do go through shoes fast and they get USED heavily in all weathers. I would give them four and a half to five oinks, five if they were more breathable.

LINK: Lake I/O SDL cycling sandals

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