Casual Cycling Shoes Make for Efficient Ride, Comfortable Walk

How did your casual cycling shoes survive last season? Is it time to try some new shoes or upgrade?

Ben's Cycle shares reviews of Giro, DZR, Chrome, and Specialized casual cycling shoes.

Ben’s Cycle shares reviews of Giro, DZR, Chrome, and Specialized casual cycling shoes.

 

Wait, you don’t have cycling shoes?

So you ask, should I get some?

You would choose cycling shoes over sneakers for two reasons: One, to allow cleats and clipless pedals so you are connected to the pedal; and two, with a stiffer sole allows for better energy transfer from you to the pedals to make pedaling more efficient.

So if you like to ride regularly, cycling shoes are worth the investment. But you don’t need the extremely hard sole shoes.

Shoes designed for casual riding usually have a recessed cleat and a softer sole to make walking easier. Shoes designed for road racing are very light and have a carbon or hard plastic sole for maximum stiffness.

Ben’s Cycle shares reviews on some Giro, DZR, Chrome, and Specialized shoes for casual riding

Giro Petra VR Cycling Shoe is Great All-Arounder

Officially in Giro's 'dirt' section of the company's website, the Petra VR is more a touring or casual shoe in my opinion, rather than a technical mountain bike shoe. Photo and text from http://road.cc/content/review/169424-giro-petra-vr-shoes

Officially in Giro’s ‘dirt’ section of the company’s website, the Petra VR is more a touring or casual shoe in my opinion, rather than a technical mountain bike shoe. Photo and text from http://road.cc/content/review/169424-giro-petra-vr-shoes

 

Although the Petra is considered a dirt shoe by Giro, road.cc calls it a more all-around do-everything casual shoe. They can be run clipless or with flat pedals.

The Giro Petra VR Shoes are designed for those times when there’s going to be a fair bit of walking as well as riding, and when a more low-key looking shoe may be the thing. But they’re still technical.

Officially in Giro’s ‘dirt’ section of the company’s website, the Petra VR is more a touring or casual shoe in my opinion, rather than a technical mountain bike shoe. They lace up, have a Vibram sole, and feature a removable plate under which lurks SPD attachment points, but they are styled much more casually.

he Giro Petra casual cycling shoes lace up, have a Vibram sole, and feature a removable plate under which lurks SPD attachment points, but they are styled much more casually. Text and photo from http://road.cc/content/review/169424-giro-petra-vr-shoes

The Giro Petra casual cycling shoes lace up, have a Vibram sole, and feature a removable plate under which lurks SPD attachment points, but they are styled much more casually. Text and photo from http://road.cc/content/review/169424-giro-petra-vr-shoes

 

road.cc says the shoes are well-made of solid materials, with good performance and comfort for both walking and riding.

Call Ben’s Cycle (414.384.2236) or email sales@benscycle.com for more information on these shoes!

DZR Midnight, Mechanic, H20 Good Casual Cycling Shoes

DZR makes a great line of casual cycling shoes that can be worn all day, going out at night, or heading out on the trails.

We’ve shared reviews of the newly-updated Mechanic and H20 shoes here.

The DZR Midnight is designed to be a casual shoe that is right at home on mountain bike trails.

The DZR Midnight is designed to be a casual shoe that is right at home on mountain bike trails.

The DZR Midnight is designed to be a casual shoe that is right at home on mountain bike trails. Photo from activegearreview.com

 

Midnight review from Activegearreview.com

The shoe is great! It fits true to size and performs even better! Main features onĀ the DZR Midnight Bike Shoes really shine on the trails with the Gum Rubber outsole to keep your feet stuck to the rock you may be hiking, the Variable Flex Shank made from nylon to assist in power transfer when pedaling and a nice flex for walking, and the recessed area where this shank is placed that is designed to help you clip in faster and more efficiently! I love products like this where the designers really think through what a consumer wants and needs.

DZR Midnight casual bike shoes really shine on the trails with the Gum Rubber outsole to keep your feet stuck to the rock you may be hiking, the Variable Flex Shank made from nylon to assist in power transfer when pedaling and a nice flex for walking,

DZR Midnight casual bike shoes really shine on the trails with the Gum Rubber outsole to keep your feet stuck to the rock you may be hiking, the Variable Flex Shank made from nylon to assist in power transfer when pedaling and a nice flex for walking, Photo from activegearreview.com

 

Chrome Kursk is Stylish Casual Shoe

The Chrome Kursk casual cycling shoe, like all Chrome shoes, is durable and stylish. All Chrome products are on sale at Ben's Cycle.

The Chrome Kursk casual cycling shoe, like all Chrome shoes, is durable and stylish. All Chrome products are on sale at Ben’s Cycle.

 

Ben’s Cycle is heavily discountingĀ its Chrome products, including Chrome’s Kursk, Truk, and Midway casual cycling shoes.

Here’s a review of the Kursk from Zappos:

This shoe takes a little while to break in but after you do they are pretty comfortable. The rubber toe (top and front) are good for bike clips. The material is pretty durable and has stayed pretty clean. It is not waterproof, but you can bike through a pretty bad downpour and your socks will be dry, although the shoe will be really wet and will need to dry.

We’re running a Facebook Offer where all Chrome products, including the cycling shoes, are 40 percent off when you use a “FBChrome” code!

Specialized Cadette, Cadet Casual Cycling Shoes

Specialized updated its men’s and women’s lines of casual shoes with the Cadet (for men) and Cadette (for women).

Both shoes offer a great balance of the pedaling efficiency that comes with a harder sole and off-the-bike stability for walking. Plus all Specialized shoes are ergonomically designed and scientifically tested to boost power, increase efficiency, and reduce chance of injury by optimizing hip, knee, and foot alignment.

One reviewer said,

Perfect commuting shoes
5 / 5
5 / 5
17 April 2015
I prefer mtb pedals on my road bike to ride in the lunatic London traffic so I was looking for a new pair of shoes.
After a week of commuting I’m quite happy with those: they are comfy even on my wide feet, reasonable light and they look nice and discrete: no one can spot the difference between the cadet and a pair of trainers.
The only cons I can think about is its quite tricky to setup the cleats: other than than is a 5 stars commuting shoes
The Cadet and Cadette are both available at Ben’s Cycle.
The Specialized Cadet and Cadette casual cycling shoes are a great balance of pedaling efficiency and comfort and are built with Body Geometry technology. Photo from http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/specialized-cadet-cadette-shoe-680x244.jpg

The Specialized Cadet and Cadette casual cycling shoes are a great balance of pedaling efficiency and comfort and are built with Body Geometry technology. Photo from http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/specialized-cadet-cadette-shoe-680×244.jpg

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