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    Bike-sharing and fashion

    I read the New York Times daily, and I find something of interest in almost every section almost every day. But I almost never even glance at the "Style" section, which appears in the Wednesday and Sunday papers.

    But this week, there were not one but two cycling-related articles inspired by the Citibike sharing program. It seems a whole little style niche is growing around the issue of what shoes work best when you are doing various activities and part of your trip will be on the bike.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/11/fa...ref=style&_r=0
    Kind of cool, I have to say. Oddly, it seems that women's high heels (but not stilletos) work pretty well for cycling in this manner, because their soles are quite rigid.
    The other article was about helmets, and hair styles.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/11/fa...html?ref=style
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCavilia View Post
    Kind of cool, I have to say. Oddly, it seems that women's high heels (but not stilletos) work pretty well for cycling in this manner, because their soles are quite rigid.



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    I rather liked the June 3rd New Yorker cover for its two aspects of cycling fashion.


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    It reminded me of this (velo) chic:
    Velo Chic NYC: Cycling 40 Miles In Heels? No problem!
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    In NL and throughout northern Europe you'll see people cycling in everything imaginable. You never think "I'll be riding a bike today so I need to wear something different". You pull on whatever you normally would and hop on your bike. Helmet fashion is a complete non-issue. Nobody wears them.

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