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Teva Joyride MidTeva Joyride Mid - an everyday cycling shoe
Teva Joyride Mid
The Joyride Mid is Teva's answer to the everyday bike shoe for the everyday rider.
Built for city cycling, these shoes are are both comfortable and practical whether you're on or off your bike. Not quite a sneaker, Joyride Mids may be right at home in a relaxed office environment and will certainly look good worn in a coffee shop visiting friends.
Teva's Joyride Mid is one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I've ever worn both on and off the bike. The shoes are very comfortable to walk around in, meaning that they don't feel like they're designed for cycling. On the bike, you'll benefit from several design features added to the shoe. Teva's unique PedalLINK outsole is designed to provide good grip on your pedals so you don't have to worry about your feet slipping off them, even when they're wet.
I did find that the sole is more rigid than most other sneakers I've worn. The added rigidity is to help transferring a bit more power with each pedal stroke, something that is difficult to do in floppy-soled shoes. While the stiffer sole is noticeable, the shoes are still very comfortable to walk around in (unlike most other cycling-specific shoes).
Two more welcome features, especially since I live in a city as rainy as Vancouver, are the waterproof upper layer and gusseted tongue both designed to keep water out on wet commutes.
I feel that the Teva Joyride Mid is an excellent shoe for the average day-to-day cyclist. They're good looking, comfortable and versatile, and the added design features that help keep your feet on the pedals and the wet out of your shoes work well whether you're on or off your bike.
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