Making the change to riding clipped in is one of the most noticeable differences you can make to your road cycling experience. Thanks to stiffer soles, snug closure systems and efficient shoe to pedal power transfer you’ll ride faster, more efficiently and maybe even for longer!
Road shoes usually fall into two categories when it comes to cleats. A three bolt cleat pattern is usually reserved for purely road-orientated shoes whilst a two bolt (sometimes two pairs of two) are for commuting or multi discipline riding.
It’s a good idea to take a note of the closure system on your chosen pair of shoes. Ratchets and Velcro being the most common, Boa dials offer a fast and snug fit whilst shoes with laces mean a flexible fit with a whiff of nostalgia.