Whether you’re looking for Spin, Mountain, or Road cycling shoes, we stock full-size ranges from some of the best shoe suppliers in the industry. Our staff will work with you to make sure you receive the best possible fit. Plus we'll ensure your cleats are properly installed to avoid any potential problems down the road.
Why Wear Cycling Shoes?
Let's start with that simple question. The biggest two reasons are efficiency and comfort. When you're riding, your body and your bike must work together. But the interface between your pedal and your shoe presents a significant weak point.
As you push your foot down on the pedal, any slipping or flexing in the sole of your shoe translates into wasted energy. As a result, cycling shoes have stiffer soles and cleats to keep you firmly planted. That firm planting helps deliver all that power to your bike chain with no wasted energy.
Moreover, bike-specific shoes offer more substantial comfort for longer rides. Regular shoes work for walking or running. But on a bike, your feet move differently than when walking. Plus, you're flexing different muscles.
Bike shoes keep that in mind, so they fit securely. They also keep your feet from rubbing and getting blistered. So if you've just been riding in street shoes, you owe it to yourself to try a good pair of cycling shoes.
Cycling Shoes for Spin and Peloton
We work with spin clubs in the Westchester County area and are aware of the different pedal options available at the clubs to get you set up correctly. Stocking several manufacturers allows us to get the best fit for every rider.
We also stock shoes and cleats to fit home Peloton riders. If you're unsure which type of pedal and cleat you'll need to work for your home spin bike, snap a picture of both sides of your pedal and bring it with you.
Types of Bike Shoes
There are two main categories of bike shoes: road and mountain. Beyond that, mountain bike shoes break into two more categories, “clipless” and flat. There are also some categories that can fall in between mountain and road, like gravel bike shoes and commuter bike shoes.
Here's a look at some of the main types:
Road Cycling Shoes
Road cycling shoes are lightweight, have smooth outsoles, and provide good ventilation. Their key feature is the sole. It’s stiff to help transfer power to your pedals to enhance performance. That stiff sole also makes them fairly difficult to walk on because of the lack of traction and flex, not to mention the cleats.
Cleats are used to attach the bottom of the shoe to the pedals. By attaching your shoe to the pedal you actually transfer power both when pulling up and pushing down on the pedals. It’s important to make sure the cleats are installed properly or your risk of injury goes up.
We work with spin clubs in the area and are aware of the different pedal options available at the clubs so we can get you set up properly! Stocking different manufacturers allows us to get the best fit for every rider. By the way, we also stock shoes and cleats to fit home Peloton riders.
Mountain Bike Shoes
Mountain bike shoes come in flat and clipless styles. Flat shoes have no cleats but do have rubber outsoles for better grip on your pedals. The lack of cleats also makes it easy to get on and off your bike. Use flat shoes for casual riding, trail riding or technical riding.
Clipless mountain bike shoes use a two-bolt cleat system (called SPD) that are recessed into the soles to make it easier to walk.
Commuter Cycling Shoes
Commuter bike shoes present a mix of cycling footwear and casual footwear. Think of them as sneakers for bike riding. They’re great for tooling around town, recreational cycling, and indoor cycling classes.
Because their soles aren’t as stiff as road cycling shoes, you lose some pedaling efficiency and power. But if you’re looking to ride your bike around town and want to go to some hangouts for a bite or drink, you’ll be stylish.
Once you’ve decided on the type of shoe, you can also select from different closure options. Velcro strap closures are fast and are secure. They come with two or three straps … the more straps, the more adjustments you can make to the fit.
Ratcheting buckle closures and Boa style systems are becoming more and more popular and easy to use. Cycling shoes will last for years, so make sure you invest in a good pair with a proper fit.
We also stock the amazing Superfeet insoles for cycling shoes (the yellow insert). These insoles replace the original equipment shoe insole and provide padding and arch support to provide comfort while riding, without adding too much height under your foot.
Get the Best Cycling Shoes from the Best Local Bike Shop
We carry top name cycling shoes from companies like Sidi, Louis Garneau, Shimano, Scott, and Bontrager. It’s always tempting to look for the best deals. But don’t be fooled by inexpensive mail-order “deals.” Keep in mind that fit and cleat placement are critical in cycling shoes, and working with a footwear specialist is the best way to ensure the best fit. If you’re in the market for a great pair of cycling shoes, stop by the cycling shop and try some on. We have a great selection and guarantee you’ll get the right fit.
Comments from Our Customers
The quality of service was amazing. Everyone we worked with was extremely knowledgeable and took the time to answer our (numerous) questions. We now have everything we need to start our cycling journey off right. We’re so glad we found bicycle world!