Can I purchase cycling footwear at Anaconda?
Yes, you can. Check out our cycling footwear range for some comfortable shoes to wear when you are out cycling, as well as for booties that are ideal when cycling in cold or wet conditions. Proper cycling shoes help keep your feet comfortable, improve power transfer and let in air to cool your feet on hot days. Cycling shoes have soles that are stiffer than those of regular shoes or trainers. That spreads the force you’re putting on the pedals around your foot and stops your foot uncomfortably bending at the edges of the pedal. They are also supplied with fittings that allow you to attach your shoes to the pedals of your bike, for improved performance.
What should you look for when buying a cycling shoe?
The key features when it comes to cycling shoes are the fastening system, the sole, the cleat style and of course the fit. Here is some more information:
Fastening system Ratchets, often found on cycling shoes, offer precise closure but are difficult to loosen while on the move. Velcro is usually the cheapest but can come loose more easily. Laces are lightweight and secure but impossible to adjust as you ride. Boa dials are specialist fastenings and offer the most precise fit, but are the top of the pricing scale.
Soles Carbon soles are light and stiff, making them the more desirable option for most riders, and of course more expensive. Cheaper shoes will have plastic soles, and mid-range options often come with a composite mixture of the two. Super stiff soles don’t suit everyone.
Cleat style Most road cycling shoes are designed to take three-bolt cleats. However, some are compatible with two-bolt cleats only, and some can accommodate both. Two-bolt SPD cleats are popular among commuters and touring cyclists. Check individual products for details.
Fit Perhaps one of the more difficult elements to get right, riders tend to find shoes from some brands suit their feet better than others, as sizes can vary, and some seem to be made for people with narrower feet. Try some before making a decision, if you are planning to spend a considerable amount of money.
What else is included in the range?
Also included in the cycling footwear range at Anaconda are cycling booties. Because many cycling shoes contain sections of mesh or other breathable fabric to let your feet breathe and stop them from overheating, they also let in cold and rain. Waterproof booties, designed to be worn over the cycling shoes, will keep your feet warm and dry while still allowing you to use put your shoes onto the pedal cleats.
Does Anaconda offer other types of footwear too?
Yes, here at Anaconda we offer footwear for a variety of different in- and outdoor sports, for use in the gym, for leisure, walking, hiking and climbing. In addition, we stock footwear for work including safety shoes, and a wide range of après and now boots and gumboots.