Choosing The Right Cycling Shoes in 2020
If this year is your time to get on the bike for the first time (or the first time in a long time), you may be wondering about whether you’ve got the right shoes to make it an enjoyable experience. It can be somewhat overwhelming browsing through an online catalogue, or even just knowing which shoe brands are ones you should focus your research on. Never fear, because we’ve set out this simple guide to help you get on your way sooner rather than later. We’ll talk a little about establishing your routine, gaining insight from other riders, look at the brands to explore as well as point you in the direction for where to go if you need a bit of extra help.
Establish Your Cycling Schedule
First up, the type of shoe you need will largely be dependent on the type of cycling routing you’re establishing for yourself. Will you be a daily rider? Once a month? Cycling to the park twice a week? This makes a difference, and will also give you an indication as to how much resistance the shoe you’re buying will need to be able to withstand. This will also help you if you’re asking for some advice (be it in a store itself, or just consulting with someone about it) and will be able to give others an indication as to whether this is going to be a simple hobby, or if you have aspirations to take it a little further down the road. Clarity will be helpful to you regardless of your intentions.
Gaining Some Insight From Your Cycling Circle
Speaking of others, something you can try is to reach out to friends, family or other acquaintances who are cyclists, or are interested in the industry. These people will be able to give you a heads up about the latest trends, the types of shoes that are best suited to your suggested schedule, and also point you in the right direction regarding getting a good deal (or capitalising on a discount somewhere). A few heads together are far better than just one. If you can’t think of anyone in your immediate circle, as your immediate circle if they know of anyone, and start from there. You may even end up making a cycling buddy along the way.
Explore Prominent Brands
It helps to consider some of the most popular brands out there at the moment, and by exploring their latest ranges you’ll not only learn more about what you like, but you’ll also get a better sense about a rough price you can expect to fork out. Check out Luck Shoes, for instance. Their Matrix, Pro, Phantom, Plus, Pilot and Ator ranges from Positive Sports Solutions are not only well priced, but give you access to high quality ranges that you can bank on. Also explore Shimano, Bont and Sidi while you’re at it.
Speak To An Expert
Last but not least, when it comes to choosing the right cycling shoes, it pays to speak to an expert on the topic. The last thing you want is to stroll into a store, or buy a shoe online, as you play a guessing game, unsure of whether it will actually suit your needs and be good for your ankles and soles. Talk to someone who has experience selling shoes to cyclists of all ages, shapes and sizes. Before you know it, you’ll be on your way and enjoying the breeze outside. Welcome to the club!