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BUY SPECIALIZED CYCLING SHOES

Cycling shoes should have two main characteristics. View here for more info: specialized road biking shoes

·         be tighter to the foot than usual sports shoes, as the foot does not need to expand and, on the contrary, must remain static within the shoe;

·         have a more rigid sole, so that the natural curvature of the foot does not suffer after many kilometers of pressure on the pedals.

However, the requirements vary depending on the type of cycling to be practiced. Let's see the main differences, so that you can choose specialized footwear and according to your needs:

ROAD

The Volta à França bike shoes allow the foot to sweat, are made of very light materials (as each hectogram counts for the final effort) and have rigid soles, in advanced materials such as carbon fiber or TPU plastic. For fans of track cycling to the Velodrome of Sangalhos, the requirements are identical.

TRIATHLON

Triathlon shoes are similar to road shoes , but with two significant differences: a fastening system for the triathlete to put on and take off quickly (since cycling is the second “part” of this sport, after swimming and before of the race) and a lining to be used without socks (since the triathlete comes directly from the water to the bicycle.)

MTB

The shoes for this type of off-road cycling are very similar to mountain shoes or boots. As the cyclist may have to transport his bicycle in some parts of the route, it is necessary that the sole has “studs” to adhere to the rock or mud and be a little more flexible than in the case of road shoes.

"DOWNHILL"

If the road calls for speed and mountain biking for traction, downhill calls for courage in the face of risk. The downhiller who dares to go down the slopes of Ribeira de Pena or Lousã needs reinforced and uphill shoes that protect the ankles in case of a fall.