How you ride…
The shoe for you…
You're a casual cyclist who doesn't feel comfortable looking like a gonzo bikie.
Consider casual cycling shoes, which look more like sneakers. There are even cleated models that work with clipless pedals.
You love rolling up the miles but you enjoy stopping to admire the view almost as much.
Look at footgear made for touring. It's flexible for comfort with rubber soles and recessed cleats for walking. Off-road styles work, too.
You love off-road rides and races.
You'll want a lugged sole, recessed cleat, snug-but-comfy fit, light weight, decent sole stiffness (not too stiff) and secure fastening system.
You've been on off-roader but now you plan to get a road-specific bike.
You may want to continue using your off-road shoes. Just get the same pedals for your road bike that you have on your off-roader.
You're a serious triathlete.
Check out triathlon shoes, which are designed for high efficiency but also with features to get you in and out quick.
You ride metric centuries and group rides that are more social than competitive.
You'll do fine with a mid-line road shoe because it'll be more flexible and comfortable than the full-on road race model (see below).
You enjoy hammering on the road with your buddies sprinting for every city-limit sign.
Get a lightweight, high-end road shoe with super-stiff sole for exceptional energy transfer and extra-secure strap system.
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Remember, this chart is only a guidline. It's best to come on in and let us help you choose the proper size and type for your style of riding.
Proper shoes and clips or cleats working as a unit are important to achieve maximum efficiency in powering the pedals. Be sure your pedals, cleats and shoes are all compatable for maximum efficiency! If you have any questions, be sure to ask us.
When shoe shopping, don't underestimate the importance of trying them on. Some brands run wider than others. Some sole shapes may fit your feet better than others. Some brands run big and some run small. No matter how much you like the look or features of a shoe, a lousy fit can ruin a ride. So, it's always best to come in and try some on!