KEEN Commuter sandals, £84.99,

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.