7 Best Cycling Shoes For Men, 100+ Shoes Tested in 2023

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7 Best Cycling Shoes For Men, 100+ Shoes Tested in 2023

Need a new shoe for cycling? Check out our collection of cycling shoes for men. We have 200+ models here at RunRepeat!

With so many bike shoes to choose from, picking one can be confusing. So, we did the hard part, which is reviewing each shoe, for you.

Below, you will find the best men's cycling shoes based on different categories. We also summarized the advantages and disadvantages of each one to make it easier for you to identify if it is the one you are looking for.

How we test 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 men's cycling shoes overall

Shimano RX800
Shimano RX800

CoreScore

89
Great!
4.5 / 5 from 491 users
87 / 100 from 21 experts

Pros

  • Incredibly lightweight
  • Impressive power transfer
  • Walkable for short distances
  • Secure foothold
  • Easily adjustable BOA
  • Tuneable arch support
  • Don’t soak up the sweat
  • Excellent grip on dry surfaces
  • Reasonably-priced

Cons

  • Not the most durable treads
  • Not for hot weather

Verdict

RX800 is Shimano’s first cycling shoe made specifically for gravel racing which really knocks it out of the park. It feels a lot like the brand’s high-end road racing shoes but with the added lugs and ruggedness of an MTB shoe. Unbelievably lightweight and fairly stiff, the RX800 can keep you going on the longest off-road adventures.
Shimano RX800 full review

Best road cycling shoes for men

Fizik Vento Infinito Carbon 2
Fizik Vento Infinito Carbon 2

CoreScore

85
Great!
4.5 / 5 from 123 users
85 / 100 from 4 experts

Pros

  • Comfortable footbed
  • Rigid sole unit
  • Excellent craftsmanship
  • Lightweight
  • Handy closure system
  • Ample arch support
  • Attractive design

Cons

  • Costly
  • Flimsy dial

Verdict

Fizik dubs the Vento Infinito Carbon 2 the successor to their well-loved pro racing R1. Fast and comfortable, the shoe is equipped with performance-ready features. It is a road cycling shoe that will help you achieve your personal best. Despite its high price, many serious riders find it to have excellent value for money.
Fizik Vento Infinito Carbon 2 full review

Best mountain bike shoes for men

Giro Rincon
Giro Rincon

CoreScore

86
Great!
4.6 / 5 from 526 users
N/A

Pros

  • Comfortable on and off the bike
  • Well-ventilated
  • Quick-dry
  • Superb lockdown
  • Easy to adjust
  • Adequate grip
  • Direct pedal connection
  • Accurate power transfer
  • Sleek design

Cons

  • Lacks stiffness
  • Lacks arch support

Verdict

The Giro Rincon is a mountain bike shoe specifically designed for gravel cycling's versatile demands. It borrows features from both road bike shoes and MTB shoes to perform on the trails and rock-heavy paths. It is not recommended to bikers who are after uber stiff soles. However, keep in mind that this pair's soles are designed to be quite pliable to provide comfort off-bike.
Giro Rincon full review

Best spd cycling shoes for men

Adidas The Velosamba Vegan
Adidas The Velosamba Vegan

CoreScore

84
Good!
4.5 / 5 from 1,450 users
N/A

Pros

  • All-time favorite silhouette
  • Practical for city rides
  • Good walkability
  • Can do indoor cycling
  • Water-resistant
  • Sustainable materials
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Not for wide feet
  • Not reflective

Verdict

Fans of the iconic Adidas Samba rejoice that their favorite sneaker silhouette has been adapted to a casual biking shoe. With the Velosamba, you don’t have to worry about transitioning from the bike to a coffee shop as the shoe looks just like the OG, only with an SPD setup underneath.
Adidas The Velosamba Vegan full review

Best waterproof cycling shoes for men

Fizik Terra Clima X2
Fizik Terra Clima X2

CoreScore

86
Great!
4.6 / 5 from 112 users
80 / 100 from 4 experts

Pros

  • Excellent feel
  • Great support
  • Stiff
  • Good for hike-a-bike sessions
  • Stylish
  • Durable
  • Protection from elements
  • Grippy
  • Impact protection

Cons

  • Difficult to wear
  • Pricey

Verdict

The Terra Clima X2 by Fizik is a robust waterproof mountain bike shoe and gravel SPD footwear. Some may be turned off by its high profile and slightly high price tag, but both have good reasons. The high collar protects from mud and rocks while the price is reasonable, considering its features and purpose. Just make sure to wear waterproof cycling pants to prevent water running down on your legs from entering the shoe.
Fizik Terra Clima X2 full review

Best value cycling shoes for men

Adidas Indoor Cycling Shoes
Adidas Indoor Cycling Shoes

CoreScore

81
Good!
4.4 / 5 from 1,104 users
N/A

Pros

  • Comfortable for long rides
  • Easy-to-adjust Velcro
  • Great power transfer
  • Walkable for an indoor shoe
  • Very lightweight
  • Excellent breathability
  • Well-constructed
  • Contains recycled materials
  • Good-looking

Cons

  • Cleats shift a bit
  • Rubs the heel for some

Verdict

The Indoor is Adidas’s first indoor cycling shoe and is part of the brand’s big (and very welcome) come back to the cycling shoe scene after 15 years. Its performance on the bike provides a tough competition to the Peloton and has helped many people push for new personal bests. The shoe is considered money well spent by a great number of riders.
Adidas Indoor Cycling Shoes full review
Author
Rhys Smith
Rhys Smith

Rhys is an expert in all things cycling and bicycles who at a young age pursued the dream of becoming a professional cyclist by racing for a French and then Belgian road racing team at the Elite level. He is heavily involved in the cycling scene and runs one of Australia’s highest-rated online bicycle parts stores. He’s THE expert when it comes to testing cycling shoes.