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Mountain Bike Shoes
These shoes have a fairly stiff sole for efficient pedaling, but have enough flex and a rubber-lug outsole to allow good traction for walking on slick or rugged trails. The cleats on mountain bike shoes are typically recessed into the soles, which makes for easier walking. This makes mountain bike shoes a popular choice for more casual road biking, touring and indoor cycling classes as well.
They may offer a lacing system, a rip-and-stick system or cam straps with buckles to adjust the fit of the shoe.
As you move up in price, you get features such as stiffer soles, lighter weight, enhanced foot and/or ankle protection, waterproof liners and additional rip-and-stick straps or a buckle-and-ratchet-type strap for an improved fit and foot security. Some shoes also offer removable toe spikes for traction in soft or loose ground conditions.
Pedal compatibility: Clipless mountain bike shoes use the 2-hole cleat system (SPD, crankbrothers or Time styles) and you’ll want to match them up with a compatible pedal. Ask an REI sales specialist or check the "specs" tab on REI.com product pages to make sure the shoes you're considering can mount to the clipless pedal system you'll use.
Some mountain bike shoes have flat soles that can't accept cleats. These styles are meant specifically for use with platform pedals (and optional toe clips).
Shop REI’s selection of men's mountain bike shoes and women's mountain bike shoes.
City bike shoes are best for urban cycling, recreational cycling and indoor cycling classes. A hybrid between cycling footwear and casual footwear, city bike shoes offer compatibility with clipless pedal systems, but they have rubber outsoles and recessed cleats to allow easy walking.
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