How we select the best men's cycling shoes
Each bike shoe has its pros and cons. One might work for you but won't work for the others. So, we tested different models and gave them a Corescore of 0 to 100, reflecting their overall performance to help you find the one for you.
When scoring each shoe, we also considered the ratings and reviews of the experts and actual users.
Also, to ensure that our list is bias-free, we used our money to buy the bike shoes that we examined.
Best cycling shoes overall for men
The Nike SuperRep Cycle is an indoor bike shoe engineered to deliver comfort and breathability. Its modern style and compatibility with major cleat systems captured enthusiasts' attention. The level of power transfer won't satisfy elite cyclists, but this clientele isn't the target market of the shoe. Despite a few minor misfires, the pair's wide toe box, excellent airflow, comfort and versatility might be a good addition to your collection. See our full review and facts
When braving the winter seasons, it’s essential to keep feet dry and warm. This is where the Fizik Artica R5 comes in handy. This winter bike shoe presents an impermeable structure for long-lasting comfort through extreme conditions. It ticks all the essentials when it comes to footwear that can make winter riding more pleasurable. See our full review and facts
Best road cycling shoes for men
The Specialized Torch 1.0 is the brand's enhanced version of 'entry-level shoes.' It is considered an affordable offering that has acquired the company's high-end road bike shoes' performance and Body Geometry technology. The result is a comfortable, efficient, and budget-friendly footwear. Despite a few subjective and minor flaws, the Torch 1.0 ticks all the boxes and is a good option for Look Delta users. See our full review and facts
Sidi Genius 10 possesses all the hallmarks of a classic Sidi pair, such as clean looks and excellent quality. It may not be the lightest nor employ the most advanced features, but it is incredibly well-made, performs well on the bike, and maintains unrivaled durability. See our full review and facts
Best mountain bike cycling shoes for men
The Sleuth by Five Ten is engineered with technical cycling features that are wrapped in an effortless design. The shoe’s versatility and good looks could help bring bike style anywhere you want to go. It offers equal parts function of high-performance bike shoes and comfort of casual sneakers. See our full review and facts
When braving the winter seasons, it’s essential to keep feet dry and warm. This is where the Fizik Artica R5 comes in handy. This winter bike shoe presents an impermeable structure for long-lasting comfort through extreme conditions. See our full review and facts
Best waterproof cycling shoes for men
This cycling trainer from Mavic is built to withstand the varying conditions of cycling in the mountains. The fitted collar keeps the foot dry and warm even in the biting cold. Quickly fine-tuning the fit is made possible by the dial closure. Meanwhile, the rigid outsole ensures efficient pedaling power. See our full review and facts
The CX145 is one of Lake's winter cycling offerings. It is mainly praised for its comfort, insulation, waterproofing, and versatile cleat design. The shoe is recommended to you if you plan to ride from early spring throughout the winter. However, there are a few complaints buyers should look out for. Water going in could be remedied by pairing the shoe with long cycling pants. All in all, the Lake CX145 is a competent winter cycling shoe if you can overlook its fixed cleats and extra time to put on. See our full review and facts
Best budget cycling shoes for men
Road cycling trainers, like the Mavic Cosmic Elite, are crafted with a rigid base which allows it to support effective power transfer from the foot to the pedal. It is built with a top that retains its shape and lockdown, even with regular use. It fits close to the foot, ensuring comfort and top performance. See our full review and facts
The Empire by Giro combines retro styling with the latest bike shoe technologies. The lace-up provides the old school vibe while Easton soles and innovative upper materials provide the performance of premium road race shoes. See our full review and facts