Which indoor cycling shoes do you choose?

Natxo Casacuberta

19 October, 2016

Some addicted to indoor cycling should have asked once what is the appropriate footwear for the practice of this sport. The answer could be quick and easy: to do spinning The best are some rigid sized mountain bike cycling slippers, with three or more adjustment straps, microtensor and SPD system cages. But sometimes what is best for us is an enemy of what we really need. That is why, aspects such as the price, the days we go to class or the use of this footwear for other activities can influence when it comes to making a good purchase.
Some addicted to indoor cycling should have asked once what is the appropriate footwear for the practice of this sport. The answer could be quick and easy: to make the best spinning are some rigid-sized mountain bike cycling slippers, with three or more adjustment strips, microtensor and SPD system cages.
But sometimes what is best for us is an enemy of what we really need. That is why, aspects such as the price, the days we go to class or the use of this footwear for other activities can influence when it comes to making a good purchase.
If you have never tried spinning but want to start
If you do not have specific footwear for this sporting practice and you're not sure that you will end up "sticking", but meanwhile you want to attend class, it is best to wear a footwear that does not have the very soft or thin sole. A single soft or thin cause discomfort and pain when we work on bicycle resistance. It is also important that the shoe be reinforced by the top of the toe, since the straps of the pedals must be tight and they can also hurt you. That is why, if you do not want to buy a footwear yet, look for wearing tennis shoes or track sports that are characterized by being quite alone, which is not very soft and with the toe or pushing reinforcement. This solution is not the optimal one, although it can be enough while you do not decide.
If you like spining but do not want to sacrifice comfort
If you are clear that you want to go further and therefore you are determined to buy a cycling footwear, you have to think if you only want to use it in the room or if you want to use it with the BTT. If this is the case and you are not an expert cyclist who prioritizes efficiency above comfort, look for a comfortable footwear, with a certain flexibility that allows you both to go with the bike and to walk on the mountain. Often this footwear fits with lace and usually looks like a sneaker or mountain booty, and it is practically different only because it incorporates the SPD bay on the front of the foot. This does not usually stand out from the drawing of the sole and allows the coupling to an automatic pedal, while allowing small hikes without suffering the inconveniences of a single hard and rigid. This is the smartest purchase if you want to enjoy a suitable and sufficient subjection to spinning class and at the same time to make good use of footwear if you start in the world of BTT, or because of your physical condition or On the ground, you have to "put your foot on the floor" and walk.
If you are one spinner very pro
But if you want is the maximum efficiency on a static bike as well as with BTT, the most convenient is the fast and simple answer:
- Slippers with rigid sole to maximize the energy that your legs transmit to the pedals. A good pedaling is characterized by being round and continuous, which is why both legs never fail to work; while a bed pushes, the other stretches, and so continuously and alternately. One rigid one makes you take advantage of energy not only when it pushes, when you pull up the pedal too!
- With a good tank system (two or three strips plus a microtensor) to adjust the shoe properly. This responds exactly to the same necessity as the rigid sole: if you avoid getting your foot in the slipper, you will take full advantage of the energy of the legs on the pedal.
- The acronyms of the pedal anchorage system, SPD, are the ones that mark it Shimano put Shimano Pedaling Dynamics, a system that created this company in the early 1990s and which became a standard. Many other companies have chosen these acronyms to keep sales. It is currently the system that assembles most of the spinning bicycles.

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Natxo Casacuberta

Professor of spining a Claror Sardenya

I'm a spinning instructor with more than 10 years of experience and I have the Schwinn bronze certification

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