Rapha launches its latest cycling footwear – sandals

Complete with “All hail the rest day” detailing

Of course, being Rapha these are not just sandals, these are Rapha Slides. And actually, you’re not supposed to ride in them, you pop them on before you head out, when you’re hunting around behind the sofa for that energy gel, or post-ride to let your feet cool off in comfort.

According to Rapha: “The footbed is made from a soft and supportive foam and is contoured to create an ergonomic shape which cradles the foot. The strap is made with a perforated microfibre material and a padded lycra lining on the underside for a soft, secure fit worn with or without socks.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.