While there may be a couple of hundred different pairs of shoes for spinning for us to choose from, we want to make sure we’re getting the best deal. Am I right? Of course, I am. We all love saving money and want to buy good spinning shoes at clearance prices. With these five retailers, you’re nearly guaranteed to walk away knowing that you got the best price.
What to choose… Road or MTB shoes? Laces or rather straps? In the following video, Simon is talking through a few of the key features you need to keep in mind when you set out to buy your next pair of spinning or cycling shoes.
Of course, Amazon is a no-brainer, you should always check them first when you want to buy anything for spinning. But I want to help you dig a little deeper than that. Here are five more to stores to check out.
The REI Garage
The Garage is REI’s shopping outlet. You’ll find a consistent 40% or more and they offer coupons all the time. At the time of this writing (August 2016) they are offering an additional 20% with the code REIGARAGE.
Cool name. Great sales! Discounts aren’t as cheap as at the REI garage but it’s good to have options because when clearance shopping it can be a little tough to find a pair you love in your size. Shoes play a key role but, as you know, nutrition and taking enough rest breaks do matter as well!
It’s worth mentioning that shipping is free here as it is at most stores when you buy enough to meet minimum purchase requirements. They specialize in biking and cater to cyclist so you can call them with any questions you have before purchasing. You’re likely to get a salesperson that is very knowledgeable and can help you made the best decision.
Performancebike.com is another retailer that specialized in cycling gear. If you check them out online, you’ll be surprised by all the sales on footwear that they have going on right now.
What I like most about them is that they have a good selection for the casual bicyclist. I haven’t seen many “hybrid” types, the ones with the recessed cleats that make walking easier when you’re off the bike.
Your strokes will still be plenty powerful while you’ll be able to walk like a normal person back to the locker room or out to your car. Most of them look like regular sneakers too so you can stop at the grocery store without having to worry about changing either.
If you haven’t heard of these guys you have to check them out, and not just to buy spinning shoes. They’ve got nearly every pair of sneaker for every sport out there. Their website is so easy to navigate and find exactly what you’re looking for.
It’s not really surprising, however; considering that they are run by Zappos, which is my all-time favorite place to shop for shoes in general. Just don’t expect to find the types on deals there that you will at 6PM.
So if you’re in the annual “Crank the Kanc” climb that takes place this month, you want to be wearing the best possible spinning shoes, don’t you! The race goes over the beautiful Kancamaugus Hwy in New Hampshire, a stunningly beautiful scenic byway that leads the White Mountain National Forest.
Sierra Trading Post
Are you familiar with them? I wasn’t either until recently. But they keep showing up more and more when I’m looking for new footwear and I’m glad they do because you can buy major brands at crazy low prices. They carry the hybrid types as well as the more traditional women’s cycling shoes.
Greater than 50% off is a normal occurrence. Today when I checked in there I saw a pair of Giro Reveille for 74% off, which is an absolute steal of a deal. That brought the price all the way down to just $39.
If you want to learn a little more about picking the right shoes for your feet there are a couple of things I recommend you do. First, educate a bit so you understand the lingo. This site does a good job of breaking down some of the features and options of each pair.
Then stop by your local shop to get a feel for what you like and what feels good on your feet. After that, you should be safe to buy a pair online while feeling you made an informed decision instead of just buying the cheapest pair.