Ride On: Choosing a Cycling Shoe
A monthly resource for Spinning program participants

The right shoe can make a good Spinning class great. Cycling shoes are available in a variety of styles and price ranges, so whatever your needs, there's a shoe that fits.

When shopping for cycling shoes, look for:

 

A stiff sole: Stiff soles boost leverage on the pedal and decrease foot fatigue.

 

A good retaining system: Laces, Velcro straps or other retaining systems hold your feet securely in place, which aids the upward movement of your pedal stroke, and lend stability by reducing movement.

 

Shoe breathability: Riding indoors generates considerable body heat and sweat, so make sure the shoe features mesh or another breathable fabric that circulates air to your feet.

 

Safety: Most road cleat systems have large protruding cleats that can make walking difficult and hazardous in a gym environment. For Spinning classes, your best bet is a shoe with a recessed cleat or SPD® (Shimano Pedal Design) system and a rubberized sole for safety.

Cycling Shoes at Spinning.com

Professional cyclists choose Sidi cycling shoes more than any other brand—and now you can too. Clip in and ride with men's and women's Sidi cycling shoes, available at www.spinning.com 

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