One can cycle in the pair of trainers if required but dedicated indoor cycling shoes are more efficient, comfortable and better if you are riding significant distance. Stiff soles & mechanical connection to pedals of the spin class shoes improve efficiency and comfort. The cycling shoes with the external cleats are available for racing or other sporty riding; you can select the shoes with the cleat recess in case you are looking walk on them. You have to pay more and get less: costlier cycling shoes are generally lighter because of the use of the high-tech materials. One can select from the Velcro straps, laces, ratchet buckles or wire dials that will keep the cycling shoes onto your feet
Women’s indoor cycling shoes are made to be stiff and light for the efficient pedalling, with the mesh panels that will keep the feet cool in summer and with sole that is made to be highly compatible with the clipless pedal cleat.
The clipless pedals were actually introduced 30 years before, and this idea was borrowed from skiing. The small plastic or metal cleat is properly attached to your shoes sole with bolts, and rightly engages with the pedal if you push it down. It allows you transfer the power better as well as keeps your foot at optimum position in ergonomics.
Check properly before buying
One of the best methods to check fit of the shoe is trying this on in the local bike store before buying (hopefully you will make your purchase in shop, as well!). It’s always good to do it in afternoon or evening as the feet will expand a bit during day. The shoe sizing is consistent over brands, mainly compared to other cycling products like clothing – but because your worn-out and old size 46 shoes were very comfortable, it does not necessarily mean you will jump straight in the different brand of the same size. The shoe widths, arch heights, and various fastening systems will mean you can find yourself going one size up/down when buying the new cycling shoes.