KEEN Commuter sandals, £84.99, www.keenfootwear.com

These sandals will take SPD cleats, or you can cover the recess with the supplied plate if you’re going to use them with flat pedals or for short treks. They're a bit solid and clunky to walk any distance in comfort, but on the bike, there’s plenty of room and protection from a substantial toe bumper, and the neoprene footstraps and pull-cord hold the sandals to your feet securely enough for leisurely to moderate pedal efforts.

Sockless summer cycling tends not to be the sweetest-smelling activity, but the antibacterial footbeds help to keep those nasty niffs at bay. The black colour with yellow accents may be a little gaudy for some tastes, but we think the cross-over appeal will gain Keen a few fans.

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