35 best replaceable sole guards cycling shoes

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    • Road

      Shoes designed for long distance rides on the bike therefore little attention went into off-bike use. These shoes usually have a smooth and rigid plastic or carbon sole, devoid of grips or lugs, while the uppers are usually vented for breathability. See road cycling shoes


      These shoes have more aggressive, lugged outsoles to better aid the rider while off the bike. Tends to be crafted from tougher and water resistant materials for rough and muddy trails. This section includes Enduro cycling shoes. See mountain cycling shoes


      Almost similar to road shoes but are designed to be easily removable, have soft lining for sockless comfort, and good drainage. See Triathlon cycling shoes


      Also take after road shoes, but tend to be very simple in aesthetic and almost always equipped with traditional lace closures. See track cycling shoes


      Often called spinning shoes and related to fitness, this type is considered to be a fusion of both road and mountain shoes, as it has more rubber than a road shoe for walking around but sleeker than a mountain bike shoe. See indoor cycling shoes


      This cycling activity houses various footwear designs. When the course is wet, shoes used resemble mountain bike shoes, but if it is wet, flat pedals and sneakers are usually used. See Cyclocross cycling shoes


      These shoes usually display a casually stylish design that includes footwear used for leisurely biking, commuting, and touring. It houses skate-inspired bike sneakers, BMX footwear and bike sandals suitable for the urban jungle to rocky terrains. See casual cycling shoes.


      Cycling shoes with insulated and/or waterproof features and usually with over-the-ankle coverage. Engineered to protect from the cold, wind or moisture during chilly seasons. See winter cycling shoes

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    • 2 holes

      The most common type of cleat system as it could be used for all types of cycling. Get shoes with a 2-bolt cleat system

      3 holes

      Most commonly used for road cycling because it provides a stable platform for energy transfer and more secure connection to the bike while cycling. Get shoes with a 3-bolt cleat system

      4 holes

      These shoes are almost exclusively made for riding. It provides more adjustability options in the shoe-pedal connection. Get shoes with a 4-bolt cleat system


      Cycling shoes with normal rubber sole designs. Do not feature any bolt system and are often used for casual cycling. Get Flat cycling shoes

      Cleat design
    • Lace

      Cycling footwear that uses shoelaces to secure feet in place. See lace-up cycling shoes

      Velcro Strap

      Also called hook and loop, this closure system fastens via straps. These shoes are relatively easy to put on and off. See Velcro strap cycling shoes


      This closure is a patented system that consists of three parts: micro-adjustable dial, ultra durable yet lightweight laces, and low friction lace guides. It is designed to provide optimal fit and precision. See BOA-equipped cycling shoes


      Shoes with a device that secures two loose ends. It is usually made from metal or plastic.


      Shoes that use a micro-adjusting plastic strap, usually located at the top of the shoe. See Ratchet cycling shoes

    • Traction Tread

      Shoes with this feature provide excellent grip and are essentially slip-resistant. Check Traction Tread cycling shoes


      Crafted from waterproof materials, these shoes protect the wearer’s feet from getting wet and may be used in wet conditions. Check waterproof cycling shoes


      These shoes' materials are able to hold off the penetration of water to some degree but not fully. See water-resistant cycling shoes


      Shoes with reflective materials aim to enhance visibility in low-light areas for the wearer’s safety. Check reflective cycling shoes


      Cycling shoes that allow air to permeate through the materials. These shoes usually employ perforated textiles or there are ventilation holes throughout. See breathable cycling shoes

      Replaceable Sole

      Most often found on Road Cycling shoes' smooth outsoles. The sole guards provide traction and grip when off the bike. Replaceable ones are deemed to be more practical. See shoes with Replaceable Sole Guards

      Lace Tucks

      Lace closures are the original lockdown system of cycling shoes. However, cyclists fear these laces getting caught in their bikes while riding. This is where Lace Tucks come in handy. Some shoes employ different techniques such as sleeves, pockets, and garter loops to keep laces safe and tucked away. See cycling shoes with Lace Tucks

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    • Collection
    • Leather Upper

      This material is commonly used in leisure-based cycling shoes. Due to its durable and flexible nature, leather works excellently for commuting or hike-a-biking. See leather cycling shoes

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    1. Giro Empire ACC - Dark Shadow 19
      Any color
      Giro Empire ACC - Dark Shadow 19
      Giro Empire ACC - White Black
      Giro Empire ACC - Reflective Silver 19
      Giro Empire ACC - Dark Shadow Reflective Dazzle
      $300 $115 Save 62%
    2. Bont Helix - Red/White
      Any color
      Bont Helix - Red/White
      Bont Helix - White/Grey
      Bont Helix - Black
      Bont Helix - Blue/White
      Bont Helix - Silver Reflective
      $399 $180 Save 55%
    3. Bont Vaypor S - Black
      Any color
      Bont Vaypor S - Black
    4. Bont Riot TR+ - Pearl White-Black
      $99 $80 Save 19%
    5. Giro Trans BOA - Black
      $200 $100 Save 50%
    6. Giro Factor Techlace - Yellow/Black 19
    7. Giro Empire E70 Knit - Black Heather 20
    8. Giro Sentrie Techlace - Yellow
    9. Sidi Genius 7 - Noir Jaune
      $250 $140 Save 44%
    10. Fizik Aria R3 - Black Yellow
      $300 $144 Save 52%
    11. Sidi Trace 2 - sidi-trace-2-19cc
      $215 $162 Save 25%
    12. Northwave Core Plus - Black
    13. Sidi Alba - Black/Red
      $200 $120 Save 40%
    14. Sidi Shot Matt - Black
      $550 $289 Save 47%
    15. Giro Empire SLX - Crystal White
      $375 $120 Save 68%
    16. Giro Raes Techlace - Black/Black 19
    17. Sidi Kaos - White
      $300 $200 Save 33%
    18. Giro Empire - Orange Red Anodized
      $300 $173 Save 42%
    19. Bont Riot - White/Black
    20. Shimano RC901 - Black
      $400 $299 Save 25%
    21. Sidi Wire 2 Carbon - Blue / White
      $355 $279 Save 21%
    22. Sidi T-4 Air Carbon - sidi-t-4-air-carbon-9611
    23. Northwave Origin - Black/Yellow
    24. Fizik Infinito R1 Knit - Black/Red
    25. Giro Prolight Techlace - Black 19
    26. Pearl Izumi Pro Leader v4 - Black/Lime
    27. Northwave Flash TH - Black
    28. Giro Imperial - Bright Red
    29. Bont Vaypor+ - White/Black
      $449 $348 Save 22%
    30. Sidi Shot - White
      $350 $320 Save 9%

    15 best replaceable sole guards cycling shoes

    1. Giro Factor Techlace
    2. Giro Empire SLX
    3. Bont Riot TR+
    4. Giro Empire ACC
    5. Bont Helix
    6. Bont Vaypor S
    7. Fizik Aria R3
    8. Northwave Core Plus
    9. Sidi Shot Matt
    10. Giro Raes Techlace
    11. Giro Empire E70 Knit
    12. Sidi Alba
    13. Sidi Genius 7
    14. Giro Sentrie Techlace
    15. Giro Trans BOA