Next to your bike, bike shoes are probably the most important bike gear you have. Not only do bike shoes make you look cool, they can also transfer all the power from your legs to important places ---your pedals. There are hundreds of different bike shoes to choose from. But before you start shopping, consider which bike shoes are best for your needs. Road bike shoes were developed for road bikes. They tend to be lighter than other bike shoes, with very hard soles and smooth bottoms. Most road bike shoes have the place to install splints. The splint is a special accessory that is screwed at the bottom of the bike shoes and can accommodate a non-reclined pedal. The advantage of using a tilt-free pedal is that it is safer between the shoe and the pedal. If you are interested in the highest efficiency and performance and don\'t need to walk far in bike shoes, road bike shoes are your best choice. Mountain bike shoes are very similar to road bike shoes and there are two differences --- Weight and type of sole. Mountain bike shoes are often heavier than road bike shoes. They also have heavy weight. The Duty lug sole is designed for walking, hiking and carrying bicycles in rugged terrain and forests. Most mountain bike shoes can accommodate clipless pedal splints for all major brands and can be worn on road bikes. They can also be worn with a non-reclined pedal or pedal using the toe ring. Travel bike shoesturing bike shoes are between the highway and mountain bikes. They are a little heavier than road bike shoes and are perfect for cyclists who want all the advantages of light bike shoes and the durability of mountain bike shoes. Travel shoes can be configured to use toe rings or clipless pedals with more comfort in mind when designing. Like mountain bike riding shoes, travel shoes are the perfect choice for walking and cycling. The latest arrival of dynamic bicycle equipment is dynamic shoes. Dynamic bike shoes are a very light bike shoes, just like road bike shoes. Because it is designed to be worn indoors, the sole lacks the durability of shoes worn by traditional bicycles. Alan Smith\'s article is an award A freelance writer living in coloville. He wrote about health, fitness and outdoor sports. Smith holds a master\'s degree in sports physiology and an expert in sports from the American School of Sports Medicine at San Diego State University.