LAKE I/O SDL sandals, £79.99, www.todayscyclist.co.uk
The Lake I/O SDLs are less cumbersome than some cycling sandals, but the non-marking Vibram sole is stiff enough to make it a useful bike shoe. A panel over the top of your foot gives you ventilation and flexibility where you need it, and a rubber bumper protects your toes. A foot-locking lace system keeps the SDLs on securely. Just put an SPD cleat on, saddle up and feel the wind in your toes — very cool.