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Archival Footwear – Sidi Touring Shoes

AC friend and Rivendell General Manager, John Bennett, sent me photos of his unworn Sidi touring shoes. Unlike modern “carbon” models w/velcro strap adjustments, John’s Sidis come with an old fashioned lacing system and walkable soles. Though these Sidis come from the past, several of my randonneuring friends wore them during this year’s edition of …

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Archival Footwear: Chaussures de Vélo

Overheard these shoes on one of my favorite cycling specific internet discussion boards (by way of the Miami cycling blog, La Rueda Tropical).  Available through Cycles Alex Singer. And here’s a link to another source for dress cycling shoes (to wear with your Bicycle Fixation herringbone knickers). Shoes by Dromarti (was Marresi?). Addendum: a nice photo …

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Archival Footwear: Traditional Leather Touring Shoes

Carnac Forclaz (discontinued) Vintage leather cycling shoes (anon.) ExIT cycling shoes by Jeff Mandel Bata bikers (discontinued) Sidi leather touring shoes (discontinued) Bata “badminton” shoes (discontinued) If I had to design my own line of footwear–I’d repurpose leather cycling shoes and advise folks to wear cushioning insoles. At the Oregon Manifest handbuilt bike show, I …

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