Shoes designed for long distance rides. 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.
These shoes have more aggressive, lugged outsoles to better aid the rider while off the bike. Crafted from tougher and water resistant materials for rough and muddy trails.
Almost similar to road shoes but are designed to be easily removable, have soft lining for sockless comfort, and good drainage.
Often called spinning shoes, this type is a fusion of both road and mountain shoes. They have more rubber than road shoes for walking around but are sleeker than mountain bike 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.
Display a casually stylish design that is meant for leisurely biking, commuting, and touring. This category includes skate-inspired bike sneakers and BMX footwear suitable for the urban jungle and rocky terrain.
This cycling activity houses various footwear designs. When the course is wet, shoes used resemble mountain bike shoes, but if it is dry, flat pedals and sneakers are usually used.
Shoes with two-bolt cleats. Mostly seen on mountain bike shoes and indoor/spin shoes. They allow a bit more flexibility in the sole.
Look Delta is a three-bolt cleat system. It is usually applied to road cycling shoes for maximum power transfer.
Replaceable Sole Guards
Sticky components that enhance grip when off the bike. More practical as they can be easily replaced.
Help to prevent laces from getting caught in the bike chain while riding. These can be sleeves, pockets, or garter loops that keep laces safe and tucked away.
Shoes with elements that glow in the dark. Recommened for eiding in low-light conditions.
Offers a consistent and micro-adjustable fit. Quicker and easier to regulate than traditional laces.
Also called hook and loop, this closure system fastens via straps. These shoes are relatively easy to put on and off.
Many bikers still prefer lace-up cycling shoes because they are light, efficient, and do not have hotspots.
Shoes that use a micro-adjusting plastic strap, usually located at the top of the shoe.
Shoes with a device that secures two loose ends. It is usually made from metal or plastic.
Elastic ''bungee'' cords which are secured by a plastic regulator. Allow for quick and easy fastening and loosening.
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