#7: Cushion the Blow
Have you ever ridden your bike in bare feet? We did all the time in summer when we were kids. Ouch, our feet hurt just thinking back on what that felt like! Considering that it’s probably relatively dangerous for our toes to ride barefoot, we’re surprised that our feet didn’t suffer any more than they did.
This one Reddit user shared his son’s solution for riding barefoot. He glued carpet scraps onto his pedals. We mean, okay, it probably works, but it looks ridiculous. And what does he do when he needs to wear shoes? The carpet probably doesn’t give him a great grip, so his feet must slide off. So, no, we don’t give this hack a thumbs up.