Road Bike Shoes for Men - By Brand
| Adidas | Bont | Bontrager | Cannondale | Carnac | D2 Shoes | Diadora | Diamant | Dromarti | Exustar | Forte | Gaerne | Lake | Louis Garneau | Marresi | Mavic | Nalini | Nike | Northwave | Pearlizumi | Pinnacle | RBC Sport | Rocket 7 | Scattante | Scott | Shimano | Simmons Racing | Specialized | Spiuk | Sidi | Time | Vittoria | XPEDO |
Road biking shoes are designed for speed. In general they have a very narrow profile designed to hold the foot snugly in place, especially the heel. They are lightweight, aerodynamic, and have extremely stiff soles for greater power transfer.
Almost all shoes designed for road biking have an exposed cleat system. This is so the entire sole of the shoe can be made from a very stiff material, such as carbon. The stiffer the sole of your shoe, the more stable the platform to transmit power. The downside of having a very stiff sole, and exposed cleat is that it is very difficult to walk in these type of cycling shoes. Some companies are now adding a rubber heal tip to the shoe, and offering rubber cleat covers that can be put over your cleats for those times that you need to get off your bike and walk. See Kool Kovers