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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 - Men's

Shimano
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Shimano SH-RP1 Cycling Shoe - Men s
 
  • Comfortable fit and perfect support for pedaling
  • Soles made using lightweight fiberglass reinforced with Nylon
  • Compatible with indoor cycling friendly SPD and SPD-SL cleats
Product Description:
Whether you're riding outside or training indoors, the Shimano RP1 road shoes are the perfect support for pedaling. The RP1 shoes are made using simulated leather for the upper to provide a lighter and more durable wear than natural fibers. The soles have been crafted using lightweight fiberglass that's been reinforced with Nylon for extra strength. To secure the RP1 shoes, you just use dual hook and loop straps for a comfortable and reliable fit. The RP shoes are also compatible with SPD and SPD-SL cleats, so you can enjoy them outside or indoors. For increased visibility, there is reflective print on the heel cup.Features: Comfortable fit and perfect support for pedaling Upper made with synthetic leather for a lighter and stronger wear Soles made using lightweight fiberglass reinforced with Nylon Dual hook and loop straps provide a reliable and secure fit Compatible with indoor cycling friendly SPD and SPD-SL cleats Reflective print on the heel cup for improved visibility

Pearl iZUMi Men's Select Road v5 Cycling Shoe

Pearl iZUMi
- Apparel

Pearl iZUMi Men s Select Road v5 Cycling Shoe
 
  • Advanced 3-Layer Seamless Composite Upper offers exceptional breathability and eliminates hot spots by adapting to your unique foot shape
  • SELECT 1:1 Composite Power Plate with nylon forefoot insert provides improved lightweight stiffness and durability (stiffness rating 6)
  • 3-bolt road cleat & SPD compatible
Product Description:
The SELECT Road v5 shoe challenges the thinking that beauty comes at a high price. Inspired by the design of the top-of-the-line P.R.O. Leader v4, we re-engineered the upper to deliver a fully bonded construction for instant comfort. The improved nylon plate increases stiffness for quick acceleration and all day foot support for long days in the saddle.

BV Bike Cleats Compatible with Look Delta (9 Degree Float) - Indoor Cycling & Road Bike Bicycle Cleat Set

BV

BV Bike Cleats Compatible with Look Delta (9 Degree Float) - Indoor Cycling & Road Bike Bicycle Cleat Set
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  • Adjustable 3-hole arrangement for ultimate stability.
  • 9 degree float system for your riding comfort
  • Incompatible with "Keo" system and "Shimano" system
Product Description:

BV Road Cycling Cleats for Look Delta, 9 Degree Float ,Great Quality Guarantee

  • Delivers your best power and performance.
  • Super-smooth and easy entry/exit into your clipless pedals, excellent durability
  • Fit Most of the "Road bike" shoes with 3-hole design

9 Degree Floating System for Your Comfort and Cycling Efficiency

  • 9 degree float system can allow you to have some lateral movement for comfort and to avoid injury

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Shimano Women's RP2 Road Cycling Shoes

Shimano
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Shimano Women s RP2 Road Cycling Shoes
 
  • SEE SHIMANO SIZE CHART IN IMAGES BEFORE PURCHASING
  • Claimed Weight: [size 40] 509 g
  • Sole: Glass fiber reinforced nylon
Product Description:
Designed to provide efficient comfort on recreational rides, the Shimano Women's SH-RP2 Road Shoes are perfect for beginning cyclists and feature SPD and SPD-L compatibility for indoor training or outdoor rides. Lightweight fiberglass-reinforced sole gives a direct connection to the pedals for increased power output while the synthetic leather upper enhances strength and stability. Air intake/exhaust system offers continuous ventilation, women's specific Shimano's Dynalast promotes a smoother, more energy-efficient upstroke, and triple asymmetric straps spread the tightening force evenly across the top of the foot to relieve pressure points.
  • Lightweight fiberglass-reinforced nylon sole achieves the perfect balance of stiffness and compliance
  • Shimano Dynalast with a women's specific fit ergonomically secures the foot for a more efficient upstroke
  • Women's specific last features a narrower heel cup, reduced volume, added support at the instep and a smaller toe box
  • Synthetic leather upper is supple and stretch-resistant, plus its lighter, stronger and more durable than natural leathers
  • Integrated air intake and exhaust system keeps feet dry and fresh
  • Supple padded tongue adds comfort
  • Triple asymmetrical straps prevent uncomfortable pressure on foot
  • Wider cleat adjustment range for the ideal shoe-pedal fit
  • Best matched with Shimano PD-R550, PD-R540, PD-540-LA, PD-A520* Pedals
  • *SPD pedals can be used only with SPD cleats with the adapter SM-SH40

Giro Carbide R Bike Shoes Mens

Giro

Giro Carbide R Bike Shoes Mens
 
  • High-quality, breathable synthetic fiber upper
  • Injected nylon High traction lugged outsole Mid-foot scuff guard accommodates steel toe spikes
  • Avg. weight per pair: 1 lb. 15 oz.
Product Description:
The Giro Carbide MTB Cycling Shoe is a tough yet supple trail shoe with the same comfortable, supportive fit and classic form found in Giro's premium shoes. The upper is made of supple synthetic leather with three wide straps that allow simple, precise fit adjustments. A supportive EVA footbed with Aegis anti-microbial treatment enhances fit and comfort, while a stout injected nylon sole helps transfer power to the pedals instantly.

Giro Rumble Vr MTB Shoes

Giro

Giro Rumble Vr MTB Shoes
 
  • 425 grams (size 42)
  • Molded spd-compatible shank with optimized cleat zone
  • evA midsole
Product Description:
the rumble vr is a versatile shoe that combines performance riding features like clipless pedal compatibility with the walkability of a grippy vibram outsole and the comfort of a light hiking shoe. With an upper made from a supple, synthetic and mesh, and an injected inner shank to help transfer your power to the pedals, it's a true cycling shoe that doesn't compromise the fexibility you need when you're walking on the trail.

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

Venzo
Misc.

Venzo Road Bike For 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 UOMO BOA Road Cycling Shoes

Fizik
Black/Dark Gray Sports

Fizik R5 UOMO BOA Road Cycling Shoes
 
  • Carbon reinforced nylon outsole
  • Perforated Microtex upper with reflective heel cup
  • Boa IP1 closure system allows you to secure your shoes quickly
Product Description:
The Fi'zi:k R5B Uomo Road Shoes are a newly redesigned update of the Fi'zi:k's previous well-reviewed state-of-the-art model. These understated but sleek shoes are artfully constructed to provide a secure, customized fit that maximizes pedaling efficiency. Constructed with laser-perforated Microtex and a reflective heel cup, a carbon-reinforced nylon outsole and equipped with the award-winning Boa IP1 closure system these shoes will fit like a glove while enabling you to maximize your effort to power forward. The combination of materials allows these shoes to be so incredibly light you'll forget you're wearing them. The Boa IP1 closure system uses system of steel lace, nylon guides and a mechanical reel to improve upon the performance of every other available closure system and delivers a glove-like, precise fit with uniform closure that creates zero pressure points. Rather than fuss with buckles and loops, the Boa closure system allows you to achieve a perfect fit with the turn of a knob. Carbon reinforced nylon outsole Fi'zi:k Cycling Insole ergonomically padded with with EVA foam to reduce pressure at contact areas Perforated Microtex upper with reflective heel cup Fi'zi:k's all-black version of the R5B Uomo is fitted with additional reflective side panels for enhanced visibility Boa IP1 closure system allows you to secure your shoes quickly

Giro Men's Apeckx ll Cycling Shoes

Giro

Giro Men s Apeckx ll Cycling Shoes
 
  • Upper Material: microfiber, mesh
  • Footbed: molded EVA insole with medium arch support
  • Cleat Compatibility: 3-bolt road
Product Description:
In the search for a solid, streamlined, road-racing shoe, it's easy to feel like you need to drop a month's rent just to get what you want. Giro solves that dilemma with the Men's Apeckx II Shoes. The Apeckx II features top-end technology, race-quality stiffness, and comfort in an affordable package that won't leave you fueling rides with nothing but noodle soup until your next paycheck. The main difference between the Apeckx II and Giro's more expensive shoes lies in the sole. Giro utilizes DuPont Zytel nylon in the place of the Easton carbon fiber in shoes like the Empire and Factor. Compared to carbon, Zytel provides similar stiffness, power transfer, and durability without the sky-high price tag. An EVA footbed with medium arch support will fit the majority of riders, but Giro's SuperNatural Fit Kit is available separately if you want to dial the fit a little further. The Apeckx II's closure system consists of a middle hook-and-loop strap that snakes through a mid-foot D-ring for excellent adjustability in tandem with a ratcheting buckle on the top strap. The middle strap essentially turns the entire panel of inner fabric into an extension of itself, eliminating pressure on the metatarsal bones by pulling equally from a large swath of material on the inside of the foot. The bottom strap adjusts the fit around the toes independently of the other straps for a comfortable ride every time you clip in.

Louis Garneau Women's Multi Air Flex Fitness/Mountain Cycling Shoe

Louis Garneau

Louis Garneau Women s Multi Air Flex Fitness/Mountain Cycling Shoe
 
  • 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.
  • The standard, roomier fit offers more comfort for all-day riding. The HRS-80 retention holds the heel firmly in place.
  • The Multi Air Flex shoes weigh 2800 g. The SPD cleats fit all major MTB pedals. The heel reflector ups the safety 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.

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