When we first arrived in New York City we were looking for the best way to exercise and have fun at the same time. A friend took us along to Soul Cycle in Tribeca and we were addicted immediately. But with one small issue – you had to have road cycling shoes with bike cleats/clips to clip into the bike pedals. You can easily pay $3.00 to rent the shoes each time but the thought of wearing the same shoes as hundreds of other sweaty people didn’t really appeal!
So of course we went shoe shopping. We do not ever need an excuse. Our first purchase was a pair of Shimano Women’s Road Cycling Shoes (in black of course) which is the same shoe that you can rent from Soul Cycle. We knew the fit and that they were comfortable so it was an easy decision.
Next up was buying a pair of bike cleats/clips to attach to the bottom of the shoe to be able to clip into the bike pedals. Soul Cycle recommends on their website that ‘If you plan to bring your own shoes, we highly recommend using LOOK Delta clips, but our pedals are also SPD compatible.’
We chose LOOK Delta Clips in black.
So once we had the shoes and the bike cleats it only took a few minutes to set up. You can follow these easy steps and you will be ready to spin in no time (with your own shoes).
Step 1 : Arrange the washer and the screws on top of the fitting on the sole of the shoe
Step 2 : With a flathead screwdriver place the bike cleat over the sole and insert the screws and attach
Step 3 : Repeat on the other shoe
Step 4: You are ready to spin!
You can sign up for your first Soul Cycle class today right here. And get those shoes clipped into a bike!
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