Footwear as Part of Proper Fit

Varied fitting options and their importance within cycling specific footwear.

Footwear can demonstrate a tremendous amount about who we are, where we are going and how fast we might be getting there.

Cycling shoes are considered one of the most crucial contact points between rider and machine and as a result, have become a tremendously scrutinized topic in recent years. Although footwear is a vital component of proper cycle fit, too often can improper selection serve as a hindrance to rider comfort and performance. Despite there being a seemingly endless amount of choice and professional opinion when it comes cycling shoes, it doesn’t have to be complicated issue. In fact, we think the process of finding a correctly fitting shoe can be fairly simple.

Our fitters have rectified the problem of over sized footwear all too often. Indeed, there can be a tendency by some fitters to oversize the footwear of a rider when an athlete experiences discomfort due to the lateral tightness from their regular shoe size. This is a commonly overlooked cue for a wide fit shoe, rather than a larger one. Over sized footwear can result in heavily decreased platform stability and result in a far less efficient pedal stroke. In a case such as this, it is important to consider a manufacturer which produces a shoe offering with both standard and wide fitting options. This way the rider can benefit from the comfort of a wider fit but retain maximum stability and efficiency.

Lake have remained a hallmark of quality within the industry for their consistent delivery of a quality and varied product offering. With a combination a stiff sole and a durable leather upper, their collection of cycling specific footwear are an excellent choice for any rider at any level. In collaboration with Lake, we have produced our own range aiming to provide comfortable footwear for everyday athletes, providing both standard and wide fit options across all sizes. This combined with a stiff carbon sole produces maximum power transfer and reduces any inefficiencies to nought.

A well-fitting pair of quality, cycling specific footwear can transform your riding whether you are relatively new to the sport or a seasoned veteran. Ensuring a pleasant, yet secure fit of your footwear is of paramount importance to us and our fitters. Ensure you get the most out of your shoes.

Visit us in store or contact us at sales@pearsoncycles.co.uk to discover our exclusive range today.