I prefer to keep my work shoes under my desk, especially during the summer when my feet sweat. Last summer I spent a lot of time biking in Keen Commuter sandals or regular slip-on sneakers. This summer, I wanted casual shoes that could also look stylish. I chose Bensimon Tennis Laclets (aka the French Converse) and I like them a lot.
These sneakers are easy to slip on and off – I never have to mess with the laces. They are also breathable and very lightweight. The only downside is the thin soles. I would not wear them for a lot of walking before adding a gel insole, but happily that is not an issue when bicycling.
I’ve been wearing them a lot and I like how they dress down and lighten up my regular outfits.
What kind of shoes do you like for summer bicycling? Anyone else wear Bensimons? :-)