Planning to wear cycling shoes?
Anyone who’s ever taken an indoor cycling class knows that your shoes can make or break the workout. Sure, our bikes have cages you can slip your regular trainers into, but it’s clipping in (when your shoes actually attach to the bike) that gives you the security to push and pull those pedals as fast as your heart desires.
“Clipping in really affords you more stability on the bike,” says Stephen Quay, the product manager for footwear at Specialized. “And what that shoe does for you is, along with providing the proper arch and forefoot support, helps to align your knee, hip, and foot through the up and down of the pedaling motion.” Not only is that going to help you avoid injury, but it’s going to help you perform more optimally when you’re doing 100 or 120 revolutions per minute.
Please be aware that only trainers and MTB style cycling shoes with concealed cleats are permitted in the Clifton Revolution studio (as in the picture on the right). In order to protect the floor, ‘road’ style cycling shoes with exposed cleat (see right also) are not permitted.