Barefoot shoes are minimalist shoes. These kinds of shoes allow the feet the freedom it needs without cramping them. Cycling in them is healthy and good for your feet. Fortunately, there are a whole lot of it on the market today. But which barefoot cycling shoes are best? Read on to find that out!
Top Comfortable Barefoot Cycling Shoes for For Daily Rides
Northwave Extreme GT3
Northwave extreme GT3 has its sole made from morph carbon 12 and has a stiffness of 12.0. It has an anatomical arch made of TPU to support the forefoot. It allows the shoe and feet to bend together, making it ideal for any kind of foot. The instep and pressure are differentiated by the SLW3 dial. The upper is perforated for ventilation. The heel has directional fiber that prevents slipping.
RIIVO ProTek Road Shoes
RIIVO ProTek is also a custom-made cycling shoe. It is the best among the RIIVO road shoe series. It has dual shell construction and a three-zone closure. The insole is a rebound. The cleat is adjustable and replaceable.
Lintaman Adjustable Pro Plus
This minimalist shoe has a sole that combines biology and mechanics. It is flat such that, the heels, ball of the feet, and toes are downward to supply pressure simultaneously to the pad. The cleat is positioned mid-sole to remove the levering effect from the ankle. In other words, fewer parts are moved with each pedal stroke. The heel is adjustable to suit individual feet’ length.
Northwave Extreme Pro
Northwave extreme pro is made from carbon. The sole has an exclusive power shape system on the front arch for transferring energy to the pedal. The sole has a stiffness index of 15. The footbed increases the energy transfer without wasting any.
Shimano SH-RC 701
SH-RC 701 has a lightweight carbon sole. It is made from high-density leather with perforation for ventilation. The adjustable lace guide holds the forefoot securely with superior fit. It is built to increase pedaling efficiency by optimizing the spring for smother upstroke. It has a stiffness index of 10.
Shimano SH-RC 301
SH-RC 301 is another minimalist cycling shoe from Shimano. It is a high-performance shoe built for road cycling. It is available in black, red, and white colors. The midsole and top are constructed without overlap to fit. The mounted BOA L6 dial allows for quick adjustments to be made. The sole is lightweight and is made from nylon reinforced by glass fiber. The top leather is perforated for breathability.
Vivobarefoot Magna Trail FG
Magna trail is made from genuine nubuck leather to copy the foot’s shape. The wool knitted collar is a perfect fit and allows the feet natural movements. The upper is knitted for breathability, and the closure type is lace-up. The sole is made of rubber and flexible enough, but stable enough for good grip.
Bont Zero +
Zero + is known to be the fastest cycling shoe from Bont. An attribute of energy transfer is optimized by locating the dial centrally. It is best for long-distance triathletes and rouleurs. It is made from durolite and faux suede liner. It is lightweight, about 230g with a sole thickness of 3.6mm for improved stability.