HOW TO PROPERLY FIT SPD CLEATS on your Indoor Cycling Shoes

HOW TO PROPERLY FIT SPD CLEATS on your Indoor Cycling Shoes

Whether you just bought new cycling shoes or you just want to ensure your cleats are in the best position for YOU, this video is going to help you properly install your cleats for YOUR BEST RIDE! This how-to will walk you step by step on how to install cycling cleats in the correct position to prevent toe numbness, ensure you have proper support, and provide maximum power in your peddle stroke for your most comfy and powerful cycling ride yet!

This cleat install video will help you determine the best fore/aft position of your cleats, as well as any angle adjustments you may need to make!

In this video I am installing Shimano SPD cleats on my Shimano IC5 indoor cycling shoes, but this video will also help if you have SPD-SL cleats on your outdoor cycling shoes!

What you need for your cleat install will be painter’s or masking tape, a marker, straight edge, 4mm hex key, and grease (if you are using your shoes outside).

This is a quick process and it will make a huge difference in your ride! Remember, a little adjustment goes along way and you may have to give it a few tries until you get your cleat just so!

If you are interested in having your own pair of Shimano Indoor shoes or just want to save a few bucks on cleats, you can use code KCF15 at checkout at Shimano Indoor here!

#Shimano #SPD #IndoorCycling


  1. David H! on January 22, 2023 at 3:19 am

    Hi! I’m a cycle instructor and I have to tell you this is the BEST “how to” video for SPD cleats! Thank you for taking the time to do this! Those little adjustments are soooo important! Who knew! ;)))

  2. Eduardo Navarro on January 22, 2023 at 3:20 am

    Thank you so much! I had left knee pain after installing my cleats and I think a proper fit was missing! That toe angle really changed the game! Lots of how to install, but your how to fit was clear, descriptive and easy to follow. Thank you again, you may have saved from going back to regular flats!

  3. Laurie Stolen on January 22, 2023 at 3:24 am

    Excellent! Thanks so much for this video ❤️

  4. Terrence & Margery Peel on January 22, 2023 at 3:26 am

    Great timing for me for this video, question: I bought the shimano IC1s and they didn’t come with a metal plate like yours has, do I need that to install the cleats properly? I tried to unclip by twisting my foot and the cleat twisted too and scratched the bottom of my shoe. I’m not sure if I needed the plate as protection or not. Please advise, thanks!!

  5. Rhoshena Allen on January 22, 2023 at 3:27 am

    This was great! Super informative and helpful. I’ll definitely be referring to this when I get my cleats for my IC3s! Thanks KC!!🙏🏽🥰💪🏽

  6. Veronica Fernandes on January 22, 2023 at 3:28 am

    I originally gone to a local bike shop and he didn’t do any measurements and just put the clip in the most forward position. I ended up injuring my foot and my knee. My mother who also went to the same shop for adjustments complains of numb tose. This video explains why here tose were getting numb. I definitely will make these adjustments once my foot is better.

  7. MeP on January 22, 2023 at 3:28 am

    Kaleigh you look stunning 🤩🥰💖This is so helpful . Thank you and Jason

  8. Taylor Perdue on January 22, 2023 at 3:30 am

    Where has this product been all my life?! Works like a charm!

  9. Angie Jones on January 22, 2023 at 3:34 am

    Hi Kayleigh, thank you so much for the info , I don’t have any cycling shoes as yet but was worried what shoes to get and how you fit them , I have now saved to my favourites and looking forward purchasing some snazzy shoes and cleats 😃x

  10. Aquarungirl on January 22, 2023 at 3:34 am

    Thank you!

  11. Apple Pryor on January 22, 2023 at 3:34 am

    This was an AWESOME VIDEO Kaleigh!!! Absolutely loved the video editing! 🔥🔥🔥 So stylish and fun! Thank you for this information!

  12. Gordana Milosevic on January 22, 2023 at 3:37 am

    I just bought shoes and needed this!! Thank you!!! And tried yesterday a ride with shoes the sensation is way different! I feel my quads a lot !

  13. Patrick Fung on January 22, 2023 at 3:37 am

    oh thank you for this video! Been wanting to buy a pair of cycling shoes for a while now to add to the workout.

  14. Allison Bellomo on January 22, 2023 at 3:38 am

    Thank you! This made a huge difference just trying them out quickly with the new adjustments and I can’t wait to try a full ride. I think I’ll finally feel balanced in second position and can increase my speed!

  15. Robert Hampton on January 22, 2023 at 3:40 am

    Great tips. Thank you for posting.

  16. Sylvie on January 22, 2023 at 3:45 am

    What a cool and helpful video. I could have used this when I first wearing cleats years ago…. But it’s never too late to make the adjustment. Than you

  17. youtsee on January 22, 2023 at 3:46 am

    Good morning , rainy day in McLean VA, you always brighten my day. Many thanks to this video, it helps me to fix my cycling shoes. 🙏👍🚴‍♀️🌹❤️💕

  18. Afsi Pena on January 22, 2023 at 3:46 am

    Great information 👍🏼thank you Kaleigh 😊
    Absolutely LoVe my shimano shoes and I bought 2 of them since I had the sweet discount Kaleigh 😉😉thank you !

  19. Lori Merchant on January 22, 2023 at 3:46 am

    Hi Kaleigh and thanks for those instructions. What I’m having trouble with is, I clicked into my pedals, and initially, the shoes felt fine. Now my cleat rotates almost, and moves around, which I’m sure is not a good thing. and is not tight on the pedal. Also I can’t get the shoe off the pedal now! So I cycle and my shoes are not tight, facing forward. I think I need a tutorial on how to click in correctly! 🤔. I have the white Shimano shoes like yours. How can I fix this problem? TIA!

  20. Gill on January 22, 2023 at 3:49 am

    Thanks for this video, it was so helpful!! I’ve got my first pair of cycling shoes and didn’t know where to start. I can’t wait to try out my new Shimano IC501s on your next ride!! 🙌🥳

  21. Kelly Nuno on January 22, 2023 at 3:50 am

    Thank you!! Today I received my cleats!

  22. Jennifer Tait on January 22, 2023 at 3:51 am

    I just adjusted my shoes but not sure if I did it correctly. I had to go to the back holes to get the straight edge behind the arrows. I tested quickly on the bike and it feels good. The cleat is under the ball of my foot. Does this sound like I did it correctly?
    Also I’ll be starting REVIVE next week. I’m very excited

  23. Mike Butler on January 22, 2023 at 3:52 am


  24. Kelly Cousino on January 22, 2023 at 3:53 am

    Thank you for this. I just got my first pair of Shimano shoes and really fumbled my way through getting them set up. The difference in the ride is amazing! They feel comfortable, but I’m going to go back and try your way to make sure I got it right.

  25. Joellen Aten on January 22, 2023 at 4:01 am

    Thank you so much for this video! My local bike shop installed my cleats for me and I’ve always felt like one was crooked or maybe my foot was crooked! 🤣 Thanks to your video, I think I’ve fixed it!

  26. carol wright on January 22, 2023 at 4:01 am

    I also just bought the Shimano IC5 shoes. I have a question on the straight edge, do you line up with the bolts part of the cleat or the top of the cleat (the part that arrows up)? Also what about sliding the cleat horizontally, I was wondering about that too. I liked how you showed about tilting the cleat but do moving the cleat left and right, won’t that make some difference too? Thanks for your help, love your channel!

  27. Anne Gyurnek on January 22, 2023 at 4:02 am

    Thank you, thank you for this video!! I’ve been struggling with the placement of my cleats. I’m going to adjust them tonight 😃

  28. hayatwahob on January 22, 2023 at 4:05 am

    Hi, I was wondering where to buy the clips for my pedals. I just bought a bike but it only has the cage pedal. I’m interested in getting the cleats but will I need new pedals ? Not sure ?

  29. Amarilys on January 22, 2023 at 4:06 am

    I have Sunny synergy pro indoor cycling bike I would like to know if shimano shoes clips is compatible w this bike ?

  30. marc salzman on January 22, 2023 at 4:07 am

    ic2 shoes my first ride with them sat am. nice firm fit. will keep you posted

  31. Jurrian Elekan on January 22, 2023 at 4:08 am

    Great and fun explanation! Can you ask Shimano when they will upgrade their collection with a IC5 for men?

  32. Charlotte Dangelica on January 22, 2023 at 4:09 am

    Thank you! I’m going to check out my clets and I bet I’ll be adjusting them.
    You are awesome!!!

  33. MariaWeir on January 22, 2023 at 4:15 am

    Thank you so much! Very informative. 🙂

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