Is it better to WEAR CYCLING SHOES when Spinning® / Indoor Cycling? Best shoes for Spinning®

Is it better to WEAR CYCLING SHOES when Spinning® / Indoor Cycling? Best shoes for Spinning®

Trainers Cat Kom and Bethany talk about the differences between clipping in and using the toe cage when it comes to shoes for Spinning®, and which one makes for a better ride. Plus, which are the best shoes for Spinning®? We’ll give you our opinion on the best cycling shoes for Spinning® bikes!

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  1. HPCthulhu2011 on June 27, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    I bought a pair after watching this video than I did a 50 minute ride. At first I didn’t notice any difference because I still had to pedal just as hard except when I pedaled over 230 watts the cleats are better because without them the feet can lose the pedal stroke. The cleats also allow a gradual slow down instead of a fast drop in speed.

  2. Nes2k on June 27, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Nice video and nice legs!

  3. taggart8 on June 27, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Very informative video.Nice explanation of how cleats help full muscle development within the cycle rotation.

  4. NFLife25 on June 27, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    what is the best brand?

  5. Mazyar Moschtaghi on June 27, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Nice video

  6. Cadena Ek on June 27, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    You can check Unflexal to learn more about training your body.

  7. MrShadyfish on June 27, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    I’m not a spinner, but I am a former competitive cyclist, and I will say the main reasons for using cycling shoes with cleats are: 1) pedaling efficiency, 2) better transmission of power and 3) reduction of hot spots or sore spots. I suppose how your legs look is more a focus of spinners, which is fine. The more forward the shoe over the ball (as you describe) the more efficient the pedal stroke. The more rearward (pedaling more with toes), the more immediate the power and the more you will use your calves. Sprinters often put their cleats a bit more forward of the ball of the foot. Leg extension is important too and your rider is set up pretty well at about 85-90% extension at bottom of stroke.

  8. sportsMike87 on June 27, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Helpful video. Going to try cycle shoes.

  9. HPCthulhu2011 on June 27, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    An even better cycling accessory is bike shorts that have a padding layer because the bike seats are so hard when you start out. I thought at first that they were only for showing off the butt.

  10. Stanislav Vasic on June 27, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Hey there, nice video- thank you for that. Which „spinning shoes“ do you recommend???

  11. Johnny Lira on June 27, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    I just use wrestling shoes in the cage. After I’m done, I jump right into kettlebell training.

  12. Daniel Mocsny on June 27, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    To instantly demonstrate the advantage of cleated shoes, try pedaling with just one leg at a time, with the other foot off the pedal. When you pedal normally with both legs, one leg pushes on the downstroke while the other leg pulls (or passively gets lifted) on the return stroke. But with only one leg doing all the work, you have to lift that leg on the return stroke and pull on the pedal enough to keep the crank turning. If that foot is not cleated to the pedal, it tends to pull out of the toe strap, or at least squirm uncomfortably. The advantage of cleats becomes immediately obvious. Pedaling with each leg by itself for a few minutes is also great training to smooth out your pedaling form. On real bikes, smooth form lets you ride in a straighter line with less wobbling of the upper body and the bike.

    Cleats are vital for hard interval training, such as to simulate climbing. Competitive cyclists generate 300W-500W or even more on climbs. If your stationary bike has a power meter, you can do progressive intervals by increasing both the resistance and your pedaling cadence. See how high you can hold your power output for 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 minutes at a time. Try intervals with cleats and without cleats. The combination of high cadence (crank RPM) and high pedaling force can be uncomfortable without cleats, causing your shoe to squirm around on the pedal or even pull out of the strap. With cleats you should be able to hit and hold higher power outputs on the watt meter, directly measuring the cleat advantage.

    Better pedaling form plus more power output make cleats mandatory for any serious cyclist, indoors or outdoors.