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Best Women's Road Cycling Shoes

Updated December 2018
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  • 15 Models Considered
  • 7 Hours Researched
  • 1 Experts Interviewed
  • 213 Consumers Consulted
  • Zero products received from manufacturers.

    We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.

    Why trust BestReviews?
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.

    Not all women’s shoes are great for intense cycling. One with a soft sole, for instance, may not give you the contact you need for power pedaling. Most women’s road cycling shoes have a stiff sole and hook-and-loop closures, though others are slip-on style or even lace-up. If you get one with laces that you need to tie, make sure they’re not so long that they get tangled in your chain. Experts say shoes with smooth, low-textured soles are better for road cycling, though if you like to combine cycling and walking, soles with some texture may be a better choice. Women’s road cycling shoes should also have good ventilation. Some run narrow or small and some, but not all, women’s road cycling shoes offer decent arch support.

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      Austin
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      Jess
      Researcher
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      Linsay
      Editor
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      Melinda
      Web Producer

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