Great amount of ventilation over the whole exterior of the shoe. BOA fastener makes fitting the shoe quick and simple. Inner lining is comfortable for longer rides and tours.
Narrow profile can feel tight on wider feet.
Nylon sole is stronger and more durable than typical rubber soles found on budget options. Padded tongue adds comfort. Leather upper is strong and durable. Easy to clean.
Shoes sometimes appear in the wrong color.
Proper aerodynamic design supports the contours of most feet for extra comfort. Fabric includes an anti-microbial treatment to keep the shoes clean. Made of breathable microfiber. Available in several colors.
Runs small and narrow.
Single Velcro strap ensures a tight for the best power transfer into the pedal. SPD-compatible mounting pad slides back and forth for optimal placement under the shoe. Offers a good amount of arch support.
Sizes run on the small side.
Better all-around performance compared to more dedicated road cycling shoes. Can be used for off road riding. Comfortable and safe to walk in with cleats attached to the bottom sole. Offers good traction and arch support.
Not as aerodynamic as other road cycling shoe options.
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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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