If all you're doing is cruising on your bike, all you need are these bike pedals for bare feet, and you will be able to skip wearing shoes altogether. But there's way more to say and see with barefoot biking!
|Lady Gaga barefoot biking. Nice.|
Barefoot bicycling gets a closer look today. I've pondered the idea ever since interviewing one of our most popular human subjects, Yogi Paula Van Alstine. We've found lots of women and men seem to dig it.
Barefoot bicycling may be just another perk of barefoot living, but biking barefoot is, apparently, more doable than one would think and it seems we have some devoted barefoot cyclists in our midst. Some are celebrities and some are ordinary people-though the longer I live, the more I find "ordinary" people to be quite extraordinary.
Barefoot bicycling is both a sport of leisure and one of science and serious athletics. Some folks who just like being barefoot adapted things on their own to be that way.
Then there are people like Lady Gaga, who, surprise, does it to make a statement. In this case, in the picture the the left, Gaga is cruising the streets on Copenhagen barefoot on her bike. She loves to bike, with or without shoes, as her followers are well aware. In this case, she is said to be doing it to encourage someone close to her to stop drinking.
|Paris Jackson, daughter of Michael Jackson, cruises barefoot on her bike in Van Nuys, CA. Later, she also strutted the sidewalks sans shoes.|
|Yogini Paula, biking barefoot|
To bike barefoot, you of course need a peddle that doesn't make for to much pain. The foot can't collapse within the peddle or you'll lose power and hurt from the foot to the hip.
Pro Cyclist Ben Greenfield favors custom shoes by Rocket-pricey but effective, he says. Ben's budget is bit bigger than those of most of us.So bit it. It still says a lot for the science. But what it boils down to, if you're cruising, is that all you need is a flat peddle that lets you push down without pushing through and lets your foot move naturally, like the better running running sandals do.
Indian barefoot mountain biker Data Patil rips it up as he's done for along time-without shoes.....