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Guide 2 Cycling   >   Shoes

 

Cycling Shoes - What To Wear When Riding Your Bike


One of the nicest things about cycling is that it's generally possible to do it in your normal clothes without spending ages gtting changed, or messing around with gadgets and pieces of kit. There is however one exception - regular cycling wears out your shoes very quickly, and for this reason it's best to wear specialist cycling shoes whenever possible.

The reason why cycling is hard on shoes, is that your feet need to grip the pedals, and this grip tends to tear aware at the soles of your shoes. Thus you'll find it's a false economy to "save money" money by buying sneakers and cycling in those.

Aside from durability, there other reason to choose specialist cycling shoes if possible. Cycling shoes are designed to support the whole of your foot's sole, and this avoids you getting sore patches at the places where the pedals touch. Additionally, cycling shoes have stiffer soles than regular shoes or snickers, and this allows you both to pedal more efficiently, and also helps the blood flow freely in your feet, which will help keep you warm in cold weather, and cool in hot weather.


Clipless Pedals

Once you have become a regular cyclist, one of the things that you may wish to look into is clipless pedals. These require special shoes with metal cleats on their soles: your feet are then able to lock securely to the pedals, although you can receive instant release (for example in an emergency) by simply twisting your feet.

Shoes and cleats from different manufacturers are generally interchangeable so you can mix and match your choice of gear. In general, there are two bolt holes recessed in the sole of the shoe, and the cleat attaches to this. However, cleats and clipless pedals are generally sold together and only work in specific combinations - so for these you cant mix and match.

Here are some cycling shoes:

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SHIMANO SH-RP1 Cycling Shoe

SHIMANO

SHIMANO SH-RP1 Cycling Shoe
 
  • Shimano Size Guide
Product Description:
Shimano Size Guide Clip in and hit the street with the SH-RP1 bike cleat. Synthetic upper in a low-top silhouette. Two adjustable straps with hook-and-loop closure. Padded collar for a comfy ride. Mesh lining and footbed. Integrated air intake and exhaust system keeps feet dry and fresh. Shimano Dynalast® secures the foot into the ideal ergonomic position for a more efficient upstroke. Fiberglass-reinforced polyamide sole. Indoor cycling friendly; SPD and SPD-SL cleat compatible. SPD pedals can be used only with SPD cleats with the adapter SM-SH40 (not included). Imported. Measurements: Weight: 10 oz Product measurements were taken using size 46 (US Men's 11.2), width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size. Weight of footwear is based on a single item, not a pair.

Tommaso Strada 100 Road Touring Cycling Spinning Shoe

Tommaso
Apparel

Tommaso Strada 100 Road Touring Cycling Spinning Shoe
 
  • FACTORY DIRECT VALUE: By offering our Tommaso products factory direct, we are able to offer a level of quality and value that the competition can't touch. We believe cutting costs by removing unnecessary expenses and marketing allows us to focus on making the best products at the best prices for our riders.
  • QUALITY & PRECISION FIT: 100% Fit Guarantee, 100% Free Fit Returns, 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty. Please use Size Chart to ensure correct fit.  Low profile hook and lock Velcro straps offer precision ergonomic fit, adding comfort and security to all of your rides.
  • COMFORTABLE: Durable synthetic leather upper hugs your foot for all day comfort, while ventilated mesh portions help to cool your feet with ease
Product Description:
The Tommaso Strada 100 offers great power transfer and comfort not seen in many entry level road shoes.  The supple synthetic leather upper hugs the riders foot like a glove, providing all day riding comfort.  The outsole offers optimal stiffness and great power transfer, for all types of riding.

SHIMANO SHRP2W Road Shoe Women's Cycling

SHIMANO
White Apparel

SHIMANO SHRP2W Road Shoe Women s Cycling
 
  • SEE SHIMANO SIZE CHART IN IMAGES BEFORE PURCHASING
  • Claimed Weight: [size 40] 509 g
  • Sole: Glass fiber reinforced nylon
Product Description:
Shimano Size Guide Get your feet wet by strapping into the Shimano® SH-RP200 cycling shoe. Ideal for club, entry-level cyclists, and indoor cycling. Cleats not included. Tough, stretch-resistant synthetic leather and mesh upper materials. Three adjustable hook-and-loop straps allow for a precise fit. Off-set strap helps alleviate pressure points. Lightly padded collar. Breathable fabric lining offers a great next-to-foot feel. Removable foam insole. Glass fiber reinforced nylon outsole with mud-shedding polyurethane lugs. SPD (two-hole design) and SPD-SL (three-hole design) cleat compatible. Best matched with PD-R550, PD-R540, PD-540-LA, PD-A520 pedals. SPD pedals can only be used with SPD cleats and adapter. Imported. Measurements: Weight: 8 oz Product measurements were taken using size 36 (US Women's 5.1), width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size. Weight of footwear is based on a single item, not a pair.

Louis Garneau Women's Multi Air Flex Bike Shoes

Louis Garneau

Louis Garneau Women s Multi Air Flex Bike Shoes
 
  • The Multi Air Flex shoes are perfect for all your riding needs from training to commuting to weekend rides. The outsole offers good toe flexion for walking while preventing heel pressure.
  • ALL DAY COMFORT: The standard, roomier fit offers more comfort for all-day riding. The HRS-80 retention holds the heel firmly in place.
  • DETAILS: The Multi Air Flex shoes weigh 280 g. The SPD cleats fit all major MTB pedals. The heel reflector ups the safety ante with improved visibility.
Product Description:
The versatile Multi Air Flex cycling shoes are perfect for all your riding needs, training, commuting or your weekend rides. The ventilated composite Multi Air Flex outsole offers good toe flexion for walking while preventing heel pressure and, combined with the ventilated EVA insole, it ensures through-and-through ventilation that helps prevent overheating. Inside the cup, the HRS-80 retention keeps the heel firmly in place and the hook and loop fastener straps are easy to adjust and provide good support.

Venzo Road Bike Shimano SPD SL Look Cycling Bicycle Shoes & Pedals

Venzo
Misc.

Venzo Road Bike Shimano SPD SL Look Cycling Bicycle Shoes & Pedals
 
  • Best value cycling shoes
Product Description:
Size Chart
Europe 40, US Men 6.5, Japanese 24.5
Europe 41, US Men 7.5, Japanese 25.5
Europe 42, US Men 8, Japanese 26
Europe 43, US Men 9, Japanese 27
Europe 44, US Men 9.5, Japanese 27.5
Europe 45, US Men 10.5, Japanese 28.5
Europe 46, US Men 11, Japanese 29
Europe 47, US Men 12, Japanese 30

Cycling Shoes:
Features the award-winning technology for performance.
Quick-drying, highly-breathable mesh and synthetic upper.
Textile lining with removable sockliner.
Low-cut construction for a light, fast fit and feel.
Flexible forefoot and a running shoe beveled heel.
Compatible with all SPD, SPD SL and Look KEO style pedal systems.
Weight: 586g or 21 oz (Size 44)

Wellgo W40 Pedals Look "ARC" Compatible
Body: Aluminium
Cage: Aluminium
Spindle:   Cr-Mo
Bearing:   Ball Bearing
Size: 84.8x91.7x34.2mm
Thread size:  9/16"
Cleats:  Wellgo RC-5 (Included) or Look ARC Compatible (Not Included)
Weight: 286g or 9.7 oz/Pair
Package: Two pedals with cleats
Made in Taiwan

Fizik R5 Road Cycling Shoe - Carbon Reinforced, Microtex, Fine Tune Fit

Fizik
Black / Black Sports

Fizik R5 Road Cycling Shoe - Carbon Reinforced, Microtex, Fine Tune Fit
 
  • Upper Material: Microtex
  • Footbed: Fizik Cycling Insole
  • Cleat Compatibility: 3-hole road
Product Description:
While the Fizik R1 Uomo shoes are some of the most comfortable, high performance shoes we've worn, they may be a little pricey for riders who want comfort but who aren't rolling to that start line on a regular basis. For this reason, Fizik introduced the R5 Uomo Boa Men's Shoes. While they aren't sewn from kangaroo leather, the R5 uppers are highly breathable Microtex fabric with nylon mesh windows for ventilation. Inside of the uppers is Fizik's Superlight Insole that supports your arches and absorbs road vibration. The uppers are placed on a carbon-reinforced nylon outsole that allows efficient power transfer while remaining on the lower end of the carbon cost spectrum. The stack height is low and the outsole is engineered to drive power to the pedals while remaining flexible enough for comfort on long rides. A molded heel cup helps to keep your foot in the ideal pedaling position while minimizing heel slippage. To secure the shoes to your feet, the R5 Uomo use the Boa closure system. Consisting of a single dial with a continuous loop, it is micro-adjustable for the perfect fit. A hook-and-loop closure at the forefoot adds a separate adjustment point to keep your toes happy.

Gavin Elite Road Cycling Shoe

Gavin

Gavin Elite Road Cycling Shoe
 
  • Micro adjustable buckle for fine tuned fit and comfort
  • Synthetic microfiber leather with breathable mesh
  • Compatible with: Look, SPD, SPD-R & SPD-SL cleats
Product Description:

Gavin Elite Road Cycling Shoes provide fit and performance at an unbeatable price. They feature a micro adjustable buckle that allows you to fine tune the fit for comfort and performance.

Cycling shoes like the Gavin Elite Road Cycling Shoes are meant to be stiff and offer good support. Cycling shoes are designed to work with clipless pedal systems. These systems temporarily connect the shoe to the pedal (much like a ski binding system) for increased efficiency of power-transfer. They use a cleat on the bottom of each shoe and a matched fitting on the pedal. These items can be purchased separately.

Gavin cycling shoes run slightly small to true to size, and are sized with EU sizing conventions. If you are not sure about your size, we would suggest visiting your local bike shop or shoe store to be measured. Also, sometimes EU sizes are shown on US shoes, just lift the tongue of the shoe or sneaker and look for the corresponding EU size.

  • Micro adjustable buckle for fine tuned fit and comfort
  • Nylon fiberglass sole with air-flow vents
  • Synthetic microfiber leather with breathable mesh
  • Designed for comfort
  • Compatible with: Look, SPD, SPD-R & SPD-SL cleats

Fizik R5 UOMO BOA Road Cycling Shoes

Fizik
Black/Dark Gray Sports

Fizik R5 UOMO BOA Road Cycling Shoes
 
  • Upper Material: Microtex
  • Footbed: Fizik Cycling Insole
  • Cleat Compatibility: 3-hole road
Product Description:
While the Fizik R1 Uomo shoes are some of the most comfortable, high performance shoes we've worn, they may be a little pricey for riders who want comfort but who aren't rolling to that start line on a regular basis. For this reason, Fizik introduced the R5 Uomo Boa Men's Shoes. While they aren't sewn from kangaroo leather, the R5 uppers are highly breathable Microtex fabric with nylon mesh windows for ventilation. Inside of the uppers is Fizik's Superlight Insole that supports your arches and absorbs road vibration. The uppers are placed on a carbon-reinforced nylon outsole that allows efficient power transfer while remaining on the lower end of the carbon cost spectrum. The stack height is low and the outsole is engineered to drive power to the pedals while remaining flexible enough for comfort on long rides. A molded heel cup helps to keep your foot in the ideal pedaling position while minimizing heel slippage. To secure the shoes to your feet, the R5 Uomo use the Boa closure system. Consisting of a single dial with a continuous loop, it is micro-adjustable for the perfect fit. A hook-and-loop closure at the forefoot adds a separate adjustment point to keep your toes happy.

Tommaso Strada Elite - Quick Lace Style Road Bike Cycling Shoe

Tommaso
Apparel

Tommaso Strada Elite - Quick Lace Style Road Bike Cycling Shoe
 
  • BEST VALUE ROAD SHOE ANYWHERE, PERIOD: With Tommaso's factory direct pricing and decades of experience in the industry, we have created the absolute best value, high performance road cycling shoe on the market. Don't be fooled, this isn't a "value" shoe, this is a high performance road shoe with the best price anywhere!
  • INCREASE POWER: 100% carbon fiber cleat plate is inset in the nylon sole, offering a rigid cleat area for maximum power transfer and efficient pedal strokes, while simultaneously allowing improved flexibility and agility from the nylon composite surrounding
  • MAXIMUM COMPATIBILITY: the cleat area is compatible with SPD-SL, SPD, Look, and Speedplay cleats, offering the perfect platform no matter what pedals you ride
Product Description:
For the cyclist looking to step into a high end shoe without spending their whole paycheck, the Strada Elite is the perfect option. With elite race level features, such as a carbon fiber plate and dialed speed lacing system, there has never been a better way to take your riding to the next level. After just one ride, you will feel the difference. The Strada BOA shoe is optimized for road biking, commuting, or touring. We reinforced the sole with a game changing 100% carbon fiber plate, to increase power transfer with ever pedal stroke. Power is nothing without agility and comfort, so we surrounded the carbon fiber plate with a nylon composite sole, which increases flexibility and agility. The speed lacing system works perfectly with the upper to fit the rider's foot like a glove, with a separate lower Velcro strap for the toe box to assure optimal security and feel. Step up to this elite system and make the most out of your time in the saddle.

Giro Techne Cycling Shoes - Women's

Giro
 
  • Classic 3-strap synthetic upper
  • Die-cut insoles
Product Description:
The TechneTM road shoe offers the comfort you'd expect from Giro with the quick adjustment provided by a classic three-strap retention system. The three straps provide a great range of fits, and they're easy to use so you can quickly get your shoes on for the ride or indoor cycling class. Our universal 3/2 nylon outsole allows you to mount either mountain bike or road cleats depending on your pedal preference.



 
 
 
 

 
 
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