How Should Cycling Shoes Fit ? This is a question that lingers in every cyclist mind whenever they enter a shoe store.
Are this some of the many confusing thoughts that run through your mind, worry no more am going to take you through a series of steps that would help you in making the right decision and finding the perfect fitting shoe for you.
In this tutorial, I’ll recommend you to have the following with you for easy learning
Cycling shoes are different from running shoes. This is because when cycling the foot does not have a rolling motion and thus you need a perfectly fitting shoe so that the motion of the foot with the pedal is synchronized.
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The width of the shoe is also of importance to the perfect fitting of a cycling shoe. It should fit perfectly with the outline of your foot. To check the right fitting width for your shoe, you use your fingers, the thumb, and the first finger.
The fastening system is important in a cycling shoe. The buckles should fasten the shoe onto your foot well without exerting any unnecessary pressure. This will help your blood flow not to be interfered with and allowing you good room for your foot to breathe. To check for a proper fastening system considers this.
The heel helps to provide even pressure on the instep. It is also best to consider the heel that would fit perfectly with the pedal. This makes sure you get a perfect hold. To check for heel support, you need a partner to help you.
Cycling shoes have soles that have holes, ranging from 2-4, that allow for attaching of cleats from the pedal, this helps to provide a firm grip. Also another thing to consider is the fact that the cleats come with the pedal. So you have to consider looking for shoes that have fitting hole designs with the cleat from your pedals. To check for pedal compatibility, you get the pedals that you prefer using and test the different kinds of cycling shoes you have.
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A perfect fitting sole for cycling shoes should not be overly stiff. You should consider a multi-stiffness sole that is not unilaterally stiff on the whole sole. Stiff soles contribute to power transmission but can cause injuries to the rider. This is because they are not flexible enough to be able to absorb the weight and force of the rider’s body. A multi-stiff sole will provide both enough power transmission and also guarantee you no injuries or soreness.
Was the tutorial informative? If so leave a comment below. How Should Cycling Shoes Fit well ? Hope now you understand what to look for. It is better to take time and consider a good fitting cycling shoe that will guarantee you comfort while racing. Fit cycling shoes offer confidence and a good pedaling motion.
For you to get those great winning shoes that will not injure you but fit perfectly, look for the above factors before getting a cycling shoe. Before I did not know what to look for when it came to buying a cycling shoe but with this easy learned fitting skills when I get into a shop am confident of purchasing the right fitting shoe.
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Hi, I'm Nick Soros. I have been an cycling enthusiast from 2006. Ezroadbike.com is my personal blog where I share my pedaling experience. No matter you are a new cyclist or skillful one, you would find useful topics in my site. Have a great cycling...