With people forced to workout indoors to stay in shape, a pair of Nike cycling shoes have hit the market, the brand’s first-ever shoe specific to indoor cycling: the SuperRep Cycle.
The SuperRep Cycle, according to the brand, is a pair of Nike cycling shoes made with stability and breathability both on and off the bike in mind. (The model is part of Nike’s SuperRep family of products that includes the Air Zoom SuperRep for HIIT workouts and the Nike SuperRep Go cross-trainer.)
To ensure stability, specifically for moving when not seated, these Nike cycling shoes are made with a support arc on the medial side to keep your feet secured during side-to-side combinations. Also, Nike designed the uppers with lightweight and translucid mesh, perforated sockliners and added vents on the bottom of the plate to best avoid heavy shoes from excessive sweat. Further notable design characteristics include a simple closure system for easy-on, easy-off and both rubber studs and a textured toe plate for traction.
The Nike SuperRep Cycle is out now in Europe now via Nike.com. It will be available to people with Nike Membership access in North America on May 26 and globally for all customers on June 1.
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With gyms and fitness centers closed, customers have started purchasing at-home fitness equipment at a relentless pace. So much so that fitness equipment sales for March as a whole increased 130%. Although the top-performing categories were weight benches, which climbed 259%, and free weights, which experienced a 181% jump, the stationary bikes was not far behind with a 170% increase.
Although not meant for indoor use, the cycling market also experienced sales increases in March sales. Leading segments included children’s/BMX bikes, which were up 56%, and adult leisure bikes, which climbed 121%.