5 tips to find the right cycling shoe
5 tips on buying cycling shoes from the cycling shoe expert and SOLESTAR inventor Oliver Elsenbach
Tip #1: It all depends on the shoe length
Tip #2: Width must be tight, yet comfortable
If the shoe feels too tight in the forefoot or leaves too much space for your foot, then this brand is simply not made for your foot. Don't make the classic mistake of chosing a bigger size, but better choose another brand of shoe. It may be an unpleasant truth at times, but some brands are simply not made for your foot.
Tip #3: Firm hold
Tip #4: Close well
Tip #5: Stiff soles and firm upper material
A good insole makes a big difference
All cycling shoes are factory-fitted with a simple insole, the primary function of which is to provide cushioning but which does not perform a biomechanical function.
SOLESTAR insoles have a special, patented construction and a stable inner core made of glass fiber or carbon. This optimizes the position of the foot in the shoe and keeps it where it can optimally transfer the force. In professional cycling, Solestar is now standard, but the value of a good insole is of great value to any cyclist as it has a great influence on the rider's ergonomics.