The importance of riding shoes for cyclists should be self-evident, which will directly affect the quality of your riding experience, but many cyclists are not very clear about how to choose the right product for them.
In fact, the most important requirements are only three: comfort, functionality and fashion.
First of all, we have to make clear a question: What is the difference between cycling shoes and ordinary shoes you wear every day? Of course, in addition to functional differences, it goes without saying that everyone on earth knows this.
In addition, the biggest difference is the hardness of the sole.
Because the cyclist needs to transfer the force to the pedal through the riding shoes, in order to reduce the loss of force during this process, the harder the sole is, the more efficient it will be.
If the sole is elastic or soft, the force will be absorbed, so you will spend more effort when stepping on it.
Another obvious difference is the self-locking pedal.
A large number of tests show that the combination of self-locking shoes and self-locking pedals greatly improves the efficiency of energy transmission.
At the same time, athletes can also correct their posture in this way, better control their muscle coordination, so as to play a better performance.
Before choosing shoes, you need to know what you want to use most of the time, that is, what kind of cycling sport you do most often.
Do you often take a folding car to the suburbs on weekends? Or riding mountain bikes to challenge the local mountain roads? Or have you been a member of a road team? The ability of self-locking and anti bumping is enhanced, especially when high-speed bumps require you to ride in the air or go downhill in high-speed bumps, and you need to lean back on the center of gravity, the hard frame XC mountain bike with poor shock absorption system is likely to knock your feet off, and you will definitely fall.
In terms of performance, in strong turbulence, generally there is no self-locking system, so you should slow down and step on the pedal, because it is likely that you will fall off your feet if you continue to step on the pedal at this time.
At this time, you can see someone rushing past you with their hips dangling and their legs accelerating, and you will be very depressed.
In the case of sudden acceleration on the half slope or at the end of the line, people who use self-locking can be said to have the strength of both legs, stepping on one foot and lifting on the other, which will make people without self-locking system feel weak or unable to accelerate quickly.
Not to mention the advantages of using self-locking for long distance riding, it can change the strength distribution of both legs, and the hind leg can also play a role in lifting, which makes riding less fatigued and lasts longer at high speed.
An important part of the self-locking system is actually in the sole, because self-locking shoes usually do not bend, which can prevent pedal force from being consumed in the bending of arch materials, and can not be transmitted to the pedal in a larger proportion, virtually every foot is playing a greater role…