AT Rouleur Cycles we will give you essential advice for choosing the right cycling shoes for you - whatever type of cycling you do. We have a range of cycling shoe brands and models to suit your needs. Bont, Shimano and Giro are the main brands that cover most foot shapes.
The upper part of a cycling shoe is, of course, the most important part of the fit. Casual cycling shoes often have Velcro or Laces. Performance shoes have ratchet-style buckles, Boa’s and/or Velcro. Most uppers are fabricated from synthetic materials, leather. Tighter shoes translate to more efficient energy transfer but tight cycling shoes may also restrict blood flow to the feet. For wide or difficult to fit feet some manufacturers are starting to make wide sizes such as Shimano and Bont. These brands also offer heat molding to the shoe and when it comes to Bont shoes it’s a feature that is a must. You can use a heat gun to ensure there is no spots on the shoe that annoy you, especially if you have bones that poke out around your feet.
Avoid Forefoot Discomfort
For cyclists who are vulnerable to forefoot discomfort, they can consider the stiffness of their cycling shoe or change the insole to decrease pressure on areas of pain. Cyclists with sesmoiditis, neuroma, or metatarsalgia can either purchase a plastic soled model and or have the forefoot modified or replaced with a custom-made orthotic or change to a insole off the shelf to better conform to the shape of their foot arch. These changes inside the shoe help distribute pressure over a wider area of the foot. The Shimano and Giro offer different arch heights that can be adjusted.
Not everyone has the same size feet on both sides and normally the right foot angles more than the left so wedges can be used to help set the cleat or foot bed up. This is part of the Rouleur Cycles Bike fit and is free with any full bike purchase.