When it comes to cycling, we want you to have the best experience possible. A big part of that is the right gear. Cycling shoes can make all the difference.
Here’s why you should take advantage of cycle shoes:
1. The cycling shoes have stiffer soles
It may not seem like it, but good shoes are crucial to the outcome of your workout. They are there to protect your feet from injury and to help you with performance. Quality, as it is with most things in life, is a major factor when it comes to cycling. When looking for the right shoes, you want them to have harder soles rather than softer ones.
Shoes that have a soft sole, will cause you to lose power when pedalling. The stiffer the sole, the more power you will transfer when moving your legs. Power is lost when shoes are malleable and easily bend. When the sole is softer, your foot has to do a lot of extra work in order to keep up with the rate at which your legs are moving — making it harder for you to pedal. You are losing more energy when your foot is trying to makeup for the what your shoes are lacking.
2. Your feet will stay in position
A sliding shoe is never a good thing. You want your feet to stay in place. Not only does this prevent injury, but it also eliminates unnecessary distractions that may occur when you are making every effort to stay focused. Your class should be challenging — not frustrating.
3. Comfy feet mean happy feet
Feet can take a beating, but they also have their sensitivities. Soft soles can create “hot spots.” Hot spots are areas of your foot that become achy and sore post workout. Your body should be screaming with satisfaction, not pain.
4. You get a smoother pedal stroke
Another major advantage to firm soles is their impact on your ability to pedal smoothly. You have more range to lift the pedals on the up stroke and ease into a rhythm.
Free Shoes at Cycletique
We want you to have a successful and fun experience at Cycletique. By offering quality, free shoes, we enhance your performance and create an environment of growth.