In the summer I try to go without shoes as much as possible. There's something liberating about having your bare feet in direct contact with the ground. There are benefits to being barefoot too; walking around barefoot also stimulates the flexibility and mobility of your foot, and results in a more natural gait (Wikipedia). However, there are some limitations to being barefoot; one of them being how much harder it is to ride a bike, especially with pedals like these. Instead of reincarcerating my feet, I decided to come up with a solution. I found that the pedals are quite comfortable and great for casual rides.
Thanks to everyone who voted for me in the Wheels Contest!
Step 1: What You Need:
- Two sponges (preferably ones with an abrasive side that will grab your feet)
- Zip Ties or elastics
- A box cutter