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You don’t need to be an avid cyclist to understand that so much of your power potential in the saddle comes down to your feet. As you generate power from big muscles like your glutes, quads and calves, you have to transfer that energy to the bike pedals in order to propel the wheels forward (even when you’re riding in place). If your feet aren’t properly connected to the pedals, aren’t in the right position, or feel cramped, sweaty, unsupported or unstable, some of that energy is going to go to waste.
A good pair of cycling shoes is the foundation of strong riding—outdoors or indoors. What shoe is best for you will depend on what type of riding you do, your foot geometry and what type of performance benefits you’re looking for. If you’re not sure where to start, this list breaks down our top picks for the best cycling shoes alongside a comprehensive guide on why cycling shoes are beneficial, how to use them and what features you should look for so you can get the most out of every ride. Our Picks for the Best Cycling Shoes:
Three-bolt cleat compatibility
BOA lacing […]
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