Spin shoes come in a lot of different styles, with different features suitable for different riders. With the uptick of at-home riding (Peloton’s paid user base has more than doubled over the last year), more and more of us are hunting for the best picks to suit our indoor cycling needs. Here’s the thing, though: While indoor cycling isn’t a category you’ll likely see on a shoe website, there are plenty of factors that go into making specific styles more suitable for indoor riding versus outdoor wear. Here, we’ve included ten of our top picks for men and women, as well as what you should take into consideration when purchasing your next pair. What to Look for in a Spin Shoe
First things first: Think about what you want in a Spin shoe. Since you’re riding indoors, you’ll likely be hotter and sweatier than if you were spinning in the open air with a natural breeze to cool you down. Even a strategically-positioned floor fan doesn’t help all that much. While speed-centric outdoor cyclists are typically after lighter, aerodynamic options in an effort to ride as fast as possible, you don’t need to worry about that as much since you’re technically sitting still.
Instead, you may want to look for an ultra-breathable shoe with a stiff sole because the stiffer the shoe, the more power you’ll transfer to the pedals to crank up your on-the-bike intensity. For some, the ideal Spin shoe is more walkable than a traditional outdoor […]