Cycling Shoes & Accessories
Ready For The Saddle: Cycling Shoes & Accessories
State-of-the-art shoes and cycling accessories can help you train more effectively.
DICK’S Sporting Goods offers an array of high quality cycling shoes for different riding styles and conditions. Pure road riders can choose from road cycling shoes from Shimano®, Pearl Izumi®, and other leading brands. Mountain bike enthusiasts can find the latest trail cycling shoes, while triathletes and spin class participants can explore the shoes designed for their specific pursuits.
While you’re picking out your new pair of cycling shoes, be sure to check out the selection of high performance cycling accessories, such as moisture-wicking socks, lace locks, and shoe covers.
Your cycling style should be a primary consideration when you’re shopping for cycling shoes. Here are a few general guidelines to help you make the right choice for your training:
- Road cyclists typically prefer dedicated road cycling shoes, which feature rigid outsoles for maximum power transfer from foot to pedal. If you expect to stay on the pavement with little need to walk during your training, a road cycling shoe is a good option.
- Trail riders often like to wear cycling shoes with a slightly more flexible sole, which provides better comfort and traction when it becomes necessary to walk your bike up or down otherwise unpassable terrain.
- An all-purpose shoe is a good choice if you like to mix up your training between road sessions, trail rides, and spin classes.
If you’ll be riding on muddy trails, look for a shoe with strap closures rather than laces, as they are easier to keep clean. Easy on and off strapped shoes are also a good choice for triathlon training and competition.
If you are considering a pair of cycling shoes that attach to bike pedals, make sure the shoes and pedals are cleat compatible.