Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals

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Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals
Put the top down and enjoy riding for riding's sake with the Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals. The Ragster II is the perfect choice for casual riding as you get all the comfort of a well-built sandal coupled with the pedaling efficiency of a SPD-compatible sole. That means that off the bike strolls are oh-so pleasant as the recessed cleat is out of the way while the textured rubber sole delivers all the traction you need.
  • Foam-padded footbed for added comfort on and off the bike
  • 3 Velcro straps provide maximum adjustability
  • Textured rubber sole for traction off the bike
  • Fits roomy in the toe box
  • Compatible with 2-bolt MTB cleats
Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals
  • WEIGHT 830g
  • MATERIAL (SOLE/UPPER) Rubber sole/Synthetic upper
  • CLEAT COMPATIBILITY 2-bolt
  • CLOSURE/STRAPS 3 straps
  • Rating 4.5

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Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals
 
4.4

(based on 187 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (96)
  • Versatile (91)
  • Lightweight (40)
  • Comfortable (38)
  • Well ventilated (19)

Cons

  • Heavy (42)
  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Commuting/city (106)
  • Road biking (91)
  • Mountain biking (23)
  • Everyday riding (13)
  • Long-distance riding (12)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      94% 

      (16 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (17 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort oriented (123), Speed oriented (33)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (108), Casual/ recreational (55), Commuter (16)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (160), Yes (5)

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4.0

Good value, bad shiatsu

By Captn Dashboard

from Fairbanks

About Me Avid Cyclist

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals:

    Using with SPD clips, seem fine. The footbed, as extensively noted, is a problem. After sanding, clipping, swearing, I hit on a pencil soldering iron with a needle tip to at least smooth those horrid little nubbies. I do not use socks.
    For reference, I nominally wear 10.5 EEE, 11.5 in brand k sandals, got these in 45/46, fit seems reasonable after perhaps 60 miles.
    I am pleased with them so far but the foot bed of nails remains a problem.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    GOOD SANDALS CAN'T BEAT!!

    By OLDRAT

    from LONG BEACH CA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals:

    RIDING ARE TRIKES ,KEEP FEET COOL.

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    4.0

    Great Sandal for the price

    By C Lou

    from Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Short Heel Strap

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Mountain Biking
    • Road Biking

    Comments about Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals:

    Wanted a sandal that FIT! I am a 7.5 and usually an 8 is too big and a 7 is too small. The straps on this sandal makes it easy to adjust to fit just right. I bought the 7 and am very happy. One flaw, and it is pretty important, the back heel strap is too short. It will not fold back onto the velcro part of itself. Probably because my heel was at the end of the shoe (but not over) I had to attach more velcro to the strap. I wore them golfing the other day and got tons of compliments! Thinking of just getting a pair and not removing the center just for golf!

    BUT LENGTHEN THE STRAP!

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Cycling Sandals

    By Tile Lady

    from Soquel, CA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals:

    Nice quality sandal. I use them with Half Toe Clips and not clipless pedals so I left the rubber sole on. They just fit in for a snug fit but are a little bit harder to get into the Half Clips because of their toe height and non slip sole. I can walk great in them and have air on my feet! They are a little bit heavy.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    I can't keep the women away from me when I wear them

    By Kevin

    from Fort Worth Texas

    About Me Avid Cyclist

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City

      Comments about Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals:

      Okay, so I exaggerated about the women flocking to me. They might not be the coolest footwear I've ever owned. But, really, what a fantastic pair of shoes and a great concept.

      I ride 25 miles out and 25 back from my house on my normal ride. This is Texas. It's 100-105 degrees in the middle of the day. My feet can get a bit exotic smelling riding in shoes at these temps. Plus, it's always weighed on my mind what would happen if I got stranded 25 miles out on a hot day. Walking home in my SPD-SL cleat road shoes wouldn't be an option. So I got these sandals to do two things.

      1) allow some airflow over my dogs to keep me comfortable and keep the funk at bay
      2) allow the option of actually walking if I ever need to get out of a bad situation.

      Now, if I have trouble, I can stash the bike somewhere along the route and walk home without having to call my wife to take off work and come rescue me because I'm wearing road shoes.

      About the shoes. They fit fine. They are significantly adjustable so there should be a lot of allowance for various foot types. They're kind of heavy if you compare them to true causal sandals but they are reinforced biking shoes so you go to pay the piper for the added stiffness. I personally commit the ultimate faux pas and wear socks with them but the style trade off is worth the sweat absorption to me.

      Cliff notes...

      I like them
      I'm glad I bought them
      I will absolutely buy another pair like them in the future when these go to the footwear graveyard

      • Cycling Style:
      • Comfort Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Good shoe; cleat cover: what were they thinking?

      By Larry the Biker

      from Milwaukee, WI

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cool
      • Good price
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Cleat Cover Stupid

      Best Uses

      • Summer Biking
      • Trail biking

      Comments about Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals:

      I think a biking sandal is a great idea. I like to be cool and comfortable and I hate wearing socks at ANY time. The only issue keeping me from rating this product 5 stars is the cleat cover. "Remove cleat cover with sharp knife and pliers." What was the manufacturer thinking? If I want a pair of walking sandals, I'll go to Birkenstock. Even the bike technician at my favorite bike shop thinks this is a terrible idea.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Comfort Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Summer cycling in airy comfort!

      By J-C

      from Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable
      • Secure
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Road Biking

        Comments about Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals:

        During a group ride into NYCity, I noticed one of our riders was wearing cleated sandles from Nashbar. I asked her for details and she raved about them. That was good enough for me and I ordered them that night. Two days later I was riding in my brand new super-comfortable sandles that are absolutely The Bomb for summer riding. Snug and secure as a road shoe, I find no difference in riding efficiency or stability. Best of all, no more cramped sweaty feet after a long ride.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Comfort Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great Sandals

        By none

        from Rochester NY

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments about Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals:

          Great buy. Much more comfortable than Shimano at a greatly reduced price

          • Cycling Style:
          • Comfort Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Foot Relief

          By Hot Foot

          from Minnesota

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Biking

              Comments about Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals:

              I road ride and my feet always get hot and it feels like the clips are coming right through the bottom. These sandals have been great. I'll never wear regular biking shoes again (until frostbite). With 3 straps and a toe guard they are easily adjusted to different size feet and swelling feet. I rode 138 miles over three days this weekend and never once thought about my feet.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Comfort Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              works well

              By CP

              from MADISON WI

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              See all my reviews

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              Pros

              • Comfotable

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City

              Comments about Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals:

              Get it when they offer a coupon and you'll feel value

              • Cycling Style:
              • Comfort Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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