After affected by a close to case of frostbite on my left foot’s massive toe and shortly after discovering that the opening within the backside of my shoe had change into ten occasions greater, I knew there was no manner I might cycle from my present location in Chisinau, Moldova to Ukraine and Poland with out first shopping for a brand new pair of sneakers. Sadly, the choice of biking sneakers in Chisinau was extraordinarily restricted. So moderately than buying a brand new pair of motorbike sneakers, I purchased a pair of winter boots and threw away my outdated Shimano SPDs.
I dwell in a ski city (Park Metropolis, Utah) in the US, so I’m used to using my bicycle in boots in the course of the wintertime. However I’ve by no means cycled throughout a whole nation in a pair of trainers earlier than. I knew that buying these boots in Moldova was each costly (they price $290 USD) and a significant threat, however I used to be keen to present it a strive. Observe up with me in a number of months and I’ll let you know the way the boots carried out.