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5 Tips on How to Find the Right Bicycle Shoes

Friday September 22ndBicycle Accessory Category

The right bicycle shoes will offer you comfort while unlocking your performance potential

 

There are many factors to consider when deciding for new bicycle shoes. In this article, I’m going to give you five tips about what to look out for when choosing the right bicycle shoes.

 

Step #1: Finding The Right Length

Bicycle shoes are not running shoes! In contrast to choosing a running or even walking shoe you do not need extra room in your bicycle shoes. There is no rolling motion of the foot in cycling. You can easily test if the length of your bicycle shoe is appropriate. Just take out the original insole of the shoe you are interested in buying and step on the insole.

 

The shoe’s length is ideal, if you have three to five millimeters from the front of your big toe to the upper end of the insole. Make sure that your heel is located right at the lower end of the insole when you carry out this test!

 

Step #2: Checking The Width

 

Now that you found the right length you should not compromise on the width! The front region of the foot is the widest part of the foot and very sensitive in cycling as this is where the transfer of power from foot to pedal happens. There should not be any unnecessary pressure or space on the sides of the foot.

 

Step #3: The Fastening System

 

Moreover, you should take a good look at your shoes fastening system. Buckles and Velcro should not exert any additional pressure. When fastening your shoe the top material of the bicycle shoe should never fold, otherwise this could apply extra pressure points onto your foot. The form of the shoe is likely to suit to your foot if the fastening system is in a middle position when closing the shoe.

 

Step #4: Heel Support

 

A good cycling shoe fit provides a secure anchor for your heel. It should never slip, nor there any extra pressure or pain while walking.

 

Ask a second person to help you to check if the shoe has a good hold for your heel. This person should press the closed shoe to the floor. Now you have to try to raise the heel. If you manage to raise the heel fully or partly out of the shoe, the shoe is not supporting your heel accurately.

 

Step #5: Your Personal Impression

 

Finally: Your bicycle shoes should feel completely comfortable. If you feel that the fit is not perfect ask your dealer if there are any alternative brands or fits that would suit your requirements. Apply the four steps as explained above again when trying other shoes.

 

BEV.INT’L CORP is the manufacturer of specializing in producing kinds of quality bicycle parts and accessories. Their products include bicycle shoes, frame, front forks, bar ends, saddles etc. If you are interested in learning more information about BEV’s bicycle shoes and so on bike accessories, welcome to check out their website and feel free to send inquiries to them.

 

 

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