Road cycling shoes are meticulously engineered cycling footwear for cyclists who want to achieve new speeds and efficiency on tarmac roads. You can recognise a road cycling shoe because of its sleek, lightweight design and stiff soles, which optimise power transfer and pedal efficiency. Some of the best road cycling shoes feature materials like carbon fibre on the soles, like Shimano, to ensure maximum rigidity and minimise energy loss in each pedal stroke. Better power efficiency equals enhanced speed and reduced fatigue on long-distance rides.
Road cycling shoes will optimise your speed, power transfer, and comfort, making them essential apparel for cyclists who want to improve their performance on the road.
You can recognise road cycling shoes by the cleat system, which attaches to road bike pedals. Cleated shoes create a secure connection between the shoe and the pedal, allowing cyclists to generate the most efficient power possible while maintaining control and stability.
Additionally, many of our models offer a minimalistic design to provide the most aerodynamic shape, reducing the most air resistance possible.
Road cycling shoes also offer excellent ventilation, featuring synthetic leather or microfibre uppers for breathable footwear on long rides. And although they have a snug fit, they will adapt to the shape of your foot for bespoke comfort.
All our men's road cycling shoes either feature BOA dials, ratcheting buckles or hook-and-loop straps, allowing each rider to get a custom fit, eliminate pressure points and avoid foot slippage. For women-specific sizes, browse our women's road bike shoe collection.
Are you chilly on your rides? Add overshoes to create winter road cycling shoes.