Your shoes are one – OK, two – of the most crucial pieces of bike kit you can buy. As the interface between your feet and the pedals they need to be able to transfer your power through the drivetrain efficiently but in comfort.
The top racing shoes use very stiff, light carbon-fibre soles which provide a rigid, pressure-point-free platform over the pedal. They can also be very expensive. A rung down, nylon soles are reinforced with carbon-fibre or sometimes simple nylon composite soles will meet both budget and comfort requirements.
Uppers are usually made from a synthetic perforated microfibre for low weight, breathability and durability. Each brand has its own combination of fabrics and technologies to accomplish this. Different brands will also use different combinations of dials, Velcro straps and laces to secure the foot in the most comfortable but powerful way.
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