These Cycling Shoes Are Total Game Changers in Spin Class

For the passionate cyclist, it can be difficult to find a quality pair of shoes that will perform well on a stationary bike. We've rounded up five pairs of cycling shoes to help improve your studio experience.

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Louis Garneau Cycling Shoes

Don't let their pretty-in-pink design fool you. With ventilated insoles to improve airflow and featuring adjustable straps, the Louis Garneau cycling shoes will enhance your spin class sessions substantially. These shoes come in three different colors and demonstrate excellent heel support. After snapping in some cleats (sold separately), these cycling shoes will be ready to help you crush every intensity level. ($100; dickssportinggoods.com)

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NBCycle WX09

These cycling shoes can be worn casually on your way to the gym and then on a bike with snap-in cleats (sold separately). The pair is New Balance's first and only set made for indoor cycling classes, and so far reviewers are loving them, "I've tried so many indoor spin shoes and these are by far the best." ($125; newbalance.com)

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Tommaso Pista Spin Shoe

The Tommaso Pista spin shoes feature fiberglass-reinforced soles that are great for maximizing power transfer while pedaling against high resistance. Made of synthetic leather and featuring mesh slits, these cycling shoes will hug your feet and optimize ventilation. Note: The shoes don't come with cleats, but are compatible with most bolt sets. ($70; amazon.com)

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Actifly Indoor Cycling Shoe

After a few trips to the studio, most training shoes will develop an unwanted odor. Enter the Actifly indoor cycling shoe by Reebok that features an antibacterial and anti-odor design. If that's not enough, the shoes also feature a low-cut design that helps give the wearer a larger range of ankle motion. Plus, the included cleats fit most stationary bikes. ($110; reebok.com)

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Pearl Izumi Select Road V5 Studio

If you've ever noticed hot spots developing in your shoe while cycling then the Pearl Izumi Select cycling shoe is for you. Created to remove pressure from your instep and repel sweat and water, these shoes were made for indoor cycling. The shoes also feature 3-hole and 2-hole SPD cleat mounts (what most stationary bikes use). ($100; zappos.com)

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