How to choose your cycling shoes

Whether you’re cranking on the road, cruising trails, exploring gravel routes that hit somewhere in between, or grinding on an indoor trainer, what’s on your feet can have a major impact on your riding experience. Shoes, after all, are our most critical connection with the bike. That’s why our design team is committed to developing the best technology for all of our footwear categories, so however you ride - your shoes will be ready to go the distance.

Read on for advice to help you select the right shoe for road, gravel or mountain biking.


Offering the most lightweight options and a highly efficient pedaling experience, road shoes excel on smooth and predictable terrain. With fully rigid soles with materials such as carbon, carbon inserts or nylon, and the 3-bolt delta cleat mounting system, this category offers the most power transfer from your legs to the pedals.


For a do-it-all shoe, shopping the gravel category will likely be your best bet. Adapting the sleek design of road shoes with SPD-compatibility, improved durability, and walkability of our MTB line-up, our gravel collection is ready to take you on mixed terrain riding adventures.


Mountain bike shoes include 2-bolt SPD-compatible and flat pedal options. Our 2-bolt SPD-compatible shoes are well suited to balance pedaling needs with off bike efficiency. Flat pedal models are designed with rubber and tread patterns that maximize pedaling stability when riding on flat pedals. All MTB offerings prioritize trail protection and durability.

Trouble deciding?

Looking for size advice? Need to know how a shoe compares to another brand? Our customer care team - made up of real-life cycling fanatics - is available to help!