Aaron Dunford – fusionpeak.com.au
The most obvious variable in the foot support equation is the cycling shoe. They come in many different shapes, sizes and colours and can have soles of carbon fibre or plastic. Carbon fibre soles will provide a superior power transfer by minimizing shoe flex and foot deflection, especially while sprinting or climbing out of the saddle. Most uppers these days will be made from sophisticated synthetic materials that have good abrasion resistance and breath half decently. In regards to shape, some of the main differences will be the heel lift (the height of the heel when the toe is flat), the stack height of the toe from the sole and the width of the shoe.