CYCLING SHOES 101

Ever feel super intimidated by people who are legit cyclers and have their OWN pair of cycle shoes?

Fear no more.. YOU are the badass here :)

Check it out below to master indoor cycle shoes in a few short steps:

Step 1: Choose the Shoe 

pearlizumi

These shoes are my first pair and are Pearl Zumi W's Tri Fly IV (cycling brand) and I have had them for about 4 years now.

They have held up and are still like brand new!

Even after cycling probably 3-4 times per week for the past 4 years... good job shoes.

The most important thing in an indoor cycling shoe is that they have a place for a "SPD Cleat"

They should look like this with the two parallel lines:

indoorcyclingshoes

The triangle circles are normally used for outdoor cycling.

 

Step 2: Buy an SPD cleat clip or SPD lite

Not much difference between an SPD or SPD lite - the "lite" is just newer and "lighter"

The clips look like this:

SPDclip
SPD

Step 3: Insert SPD into Cycling Shoes

Using one of these wrench thingys

(basically a mechanic with my technical terms, I know)

you can screw in the bottom of the shoe, fitting in the two parallel lines:

 And when you are done it should stay in your shoe like this:

You can adjust the height and width of the clip in the parallel lines depending on your foot and where you like your legs on the bike. 

 

The clip then will clip in to the BOTTOM of the pedal on most Cycling bikes. 

Just slide your foot in and you should hear a "Click"

If you are used to putting your foot all the way to the front of the harness, 

it may feel weird because your foot is not used to being that far back, 

but the front pad of your foot is actually what is supposed to be on the pedal.

I really hope this helps!

Now go and get on that bike!

You are the Indoor Cycle Badass :D

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