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The bicycle has been on the scene since the early 1900’s, and since that time it has become hugely popular. Whether you compete in cycling events, bicycle as a leisure activity, or use it as a mode of transportation to offset the soaring cost of gasoline, you will have a lot of company. Millions of others will be joining you on the roadways and mountain paths. Bicycling is all about the transfer of power from the human body to make the wheels turn and propel the bicycle forward. Well you already knew that, right? But if you are a serious cyclist, you really want to spend some time considering your shoes so that you ride as comfortably and efficiently as possible. Shoe design is going to help determine the efficiency with which energy is transferred. Consider the type of riding you do and your pedal design before purchasing your shoes.

If you are a mountain biker, your shoes will have a different type sole than a road biker, and if you are into racing, you will have other considerations. Mountain biking requires a shoe with a slightly flexible sole, as you may spend some time on your feet. The soles will also have better traction for traversing those places where you might have to dismount. If you stick to the roadways, you would want to select a shoe with a stiff sole to assist with the transfer of energy. These shoes are not intended for walking. Racing requires lightweight shoes that fit snug, have stiff soles and narrow heels.

Some tips to remember when purchasing shoes:

  • There is no standardization in sizing. Do not buy according to the size. The true test is the fit. Always try them on in a seated position.
  • Buy shoes that fit snug and have adjustable closures. This allows for fine tuning. You want as little foot movement as possible. You want just enough room to wiggle your toes a bit because more movement than that can actually deter from efficiency and possibly lead to injuries.
  • Keep in mind the type of riding you do, and buy shoes with the right soles.
  • Take along the type of sock you will be wearing, and fit the shoe on with the sock.
  • Buy shoes that coincide with your pedal construction.

If you keep in mind the type of riding you do and purchase shoes that meet your specific needs, you’ll have a leg up on this season. If you have any questions, contact Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists today. If you have cycling shoe information or tips to share, we would like to hear from you – please comment below!


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Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists located in Sugar Land, Texas (TX) treats all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Over 25,000 happy patients have found relief for their foot and ankle pain with the help of a licensed podiatrist, Dr. Marco A. Vargas. can help bring you foot and ankle pain relief.

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