Showing posts with label shoe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label shoe. Show all posts

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Looking good with bike

Shoes Mend Hearts |

Europeans and Brits are really into the bike riding, particularly Parisians. Given Paris is a lovely flat city and of course Amsterdam is well known for having more bikes than cars.

In our sunburnt country, most cities don't allow for the pleasure and extended use of a bicycle in day-to-day use. Melbourne is the best choice, yet we still don't have dedicated bike lanes, and most cyclists wear jerseys and those clip in sneakers. NOT fashionable by any stretch of the imagination.

So if you want to get on the bike, and do your bit for the environment, here are some options for your feet.

Of course boots work well, particularly with a small heel, as then your foot will not slip. However, in the warmer months, boots won't do.

You could try the gorgeous high heeled Dr Martens boot in either black or red - Chloe Sevigny wears them at the airport...

You'd be surprised how well a heel can work on a bike.

Some sandals can work, provided they are well fastened to your foot. I've had a slight mishap with a thong (rubber sandal if you're not Australian!), so I'd advise against that.

Sandals like these with plenty of protection will do just fine.

The only problem you may face is the slipping forward due to a lack of heel.

Either a straight ballet flat with a small heel or even a lace-up oxford will be fantastic.
Be careful with patent leather as they may get scratched.

Ultimately, adopting the bike for a fashion conscious person must be carefully thought out. You'll never see me in bike shorts, but you will see me on my bike!

And if you need any inspiration, take a look at this site - Copenhagen Cycle Chic.