At Vermont Bicycle Shop, we take foot comfort and fit seriously. And we look at spin shoes and spin customers in a distinct way.
A lot of times when shopping for spin shoes brands and businesses assume users aren’t serious cyclists and often spin users are only presented with the most casual options. This often means a heavier shoe (where those high cadence fast spin sessions become less effective workouts) they're poorly ventilated (so riding indoors becomes uncomfortable and excessive sweating can lead to blisters and rub spots), and it usually means shoes with a basic plastic sole (where the stiffness of the shoe breaks down faster and flexes more, eventually cracking especially in the dryer Winter months).
We think instead, that among all the users of cycling shoes, spin bike users actually might be the most punishing and demanding users. They typically need the most out of their shoes. That's why we like shoes like the Shimano IC500. A soft and roomy full knit upper means excellent breathability and comfort. A carbon resin sole means one of the stiffest spin shoes on the market that stays stiff over the life of the shoe. Those two elements paired with a BOA® fit system present an extremely light shoe. The cleat mount point is recessed and the shoe is easy to walk in as well.
With our in-house custom shoe and cleat fitting service included ($35.00 value) whenever you purchase shoes from Vermont Bicycle Shop the Shimano IC500 is an amazing value that brings your spin workouts to a whole new level.