First trading out scrapbooking expos for triathlon fairs, now stilettos for cycling shoes?
|Pearl iZumi Race Road Shoe|
As I've been venturing into this triathlon world, I expected to purchase a bike, helmet, and swimsuit. I didn't expect to be purchasing these shoes. I didn't even know they existed. But, after a couple cycling classes, I realized that I was the only one wearing regular sneakers so I started asking around and reading about the benefits.
So what are the benefits to cycling shoes?
2. Also, because of the non-flex of the shoe it helps prevent injury to the foot, such as plantar faciitis. AND I AM ALL FOR PREVENTING INJURY.
3. The shoe clips into the pedal. This keeps your foot in contact with the pedal at all time, which provides a more efficient pedal stroke.
Getting used to clipping in and out will take some getting used to. And I felt that my 17.3 mile bike ride today was more difficult as learning new/better form can usually be more taxing at the start. But, I did like the lack of bounce on the pedal and found that I could focus more on my pull, rather than just push.
Excited to get to test these babies out some more. Too bad I have to wait until next week's class.