Just like running, cycling shoes also come in various technicalities and designs to support the type of cycling you do! Read on to find out more.
Not all shoes are alike. Walking, cycling and even regular shoes offer specific functionality.
When it comes to cycling shoes, similarly, not all cycling shoes are not created the same.
There are those specifically designed for mountain biking (also known as MTB shoes), while others are designed for road cycling conditions.
Here’s a look at how to choose cycling shoes for specific types of cycling.
- Understand what you will use the cycling shoes for – road cycling, MTB, triathlon, or commuter.
- Choose between clipless shoes and flats. While clipless shoes offer efficiency and offer better rear-wheel control, flats can help you develop skills.
- Ensure the pair you choose is lightweight and stiff.
- Consider the compatibility of the shoes with the pedals.
- Ensure the pair you choose has a secure closure system.
- Cycling shoes are designed to fit snugly. When choosing a cycling pair, you might want to go down half a size from your regular shoe size.
- There should be little toe-room, and the shoe should hold your forefoot well. The ball of your foot should fit comfortably on the broadest part of the shoe.
- The insole must be durable and comfortable – you can choose between fibreglass and carbon fibre-filled soles; both significantly improve your cycling efficiency.
So there you have it – everything you need to know about the cycling shoes Singapore offers.
While ‘cycling shoes’ is a general term used for all types of shoes designed for cycling, there are differences in the use of these shoes.
It’s never a good idea to substitute road cycling pair with an MTB pair of shoes, so choose wisely with this guide!