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Best Spin Shoes for Women to Help Boost Performance

Spinning is a great way to get a rigorous, full-body workout, but investing in the right pair of shoes that are comfortable and supportive is imperative to an enjoyable indoor cycling experience. Good ones should be lightweight, breathable and make your feet feel almost at one with the pedals. With this in mind, we did some research and rounded up a few of our favorite spin shoes on the market for women. Each style we included on our list has cleats that are compatible with SPD pedals and features three hook-and-loop fasteners that let you make quick, easy adjustments on the go.

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1. Louis Garneau Multi Air Flex Cycling Shoes

These shoes feature a synthetic leather and mesh upper for breathable comfort. A ventilated composite outsole made of nylon fiberglass flexes at the toe while supporting the heel for easy walking.

Pros: A ventilated EVA insole also helps prevent feet from overheating. An HRS-80 retention cup keeps the heel firmly in place. A well-padded heel collar and tongue reduce irritation.

Cons: They run a tad small.

Louis Garneau Multi Air Flex Cycling Shoes
CREDIT: Amazon

2. Pearl Izumi V4 Cycling Shoes

These shoes have a seamless upper with anatomic 3-strap closures to remove pressure from your instep and eliminate hot spots. Meanwhile, lugged rubber outsoles provide superior traction and durability.

Pros: Nylon composite power plates deliver lightweight stiffness and durability. The special insoles are created to supply top-notch arch support.

Cons: Some may find them slightly stiff.

Pearl Izumi All-Road V4 Cycling Shoe
CREDIT: Amazon

3. Gavin MTB Cycling Shoes

This lightweight style has a breathable mesh upper and stiff nylon fiberglass sole that’s rigid for the maximum power transfer.

Pros: Removable, perforated insoles will shed water and sweat quickly, while air vents on the outsoles help keep feet cool. A notch in the tongue allows for freer ankle movements, while a carbon fiber heel cup promotes stability.

Cons: These may feel narrow for some.

Gavin MTB Cycling Shoes
CREDIT: Amazon

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