Equipment for the rider
We are approaching the end of our shopping spree – you already have a footbike, including all the necessary accessories, so now you just need something for yourself. Although… if we are talking about short routes, maybe around town or to work, you can easily do them wearing your everyday clothes and shoes. As long as you’re not wearing patent leather shoes or stiletto heels. If, however, this involves a sports or leisure time activity, it is always best to ride in sportswear. But you need not worry - you don’t need anything special.
Footbikes provide relatively intensive physical activity and stretching, so your clothing should be adapted to this. If you wear close-fitting clothing, it should have some stretch. If on the other hand you wear something loose, make sure that it is not overly so; you know, because of aerodynamics 😊 Simply wear whatever you feel comfortable in.
Trainers, sneakers, sports shoes
It can be said that just about any sports shoes will be fine for footbike riding. The best are running shoes with a thinner sole and without any unnecessary cushioning; you don’t need it on a footbike and it will even (slightly) reduce the energy you exert when pushing off. The legendary Botas model 66 is an excellent footbiking shoe! Otherwise, however, just wear any sports shoes that are good to walk or run in.
The brand is the brand, so we represent…
A real retro-maniac rides in cotton track pants from high school, but the brand’s fans ride in footbiking jerseys made by Kostka. And if not in a jersey, then at least in a cap or a bobble hat in winter. You can find them in the e-shop.
Be visible. And wear a helmet
Never underestimate your own safety or that of the other road users. It is always advisable to be easily visible, especially during reduced visibility. Wear distinctive, colourful clothing with reflective elements. They are also necessary on a footbike. And don’t forget your helmet – keep it on your head at all times!
Gloves and glasses
Cycling gloves always come in handy, but it is also possible to do without them. However, we recommend cycling glasses for every trip. Nobody likes to be constantly picking bugs out of their eyes…