Do You Need Peloton Spin Shoes?
Were you super good this year and Santa brought you a Peloton for Christmas? Or does your gym have one but you don’t know what shoes to get for it? Here are you answers.
Do you need Peloton-specific shoes to ride their bikes?
Nope! Peloton bikes are fitted with LOOK Delta cleats so as long as you have spin shoes with the three hole cleat, you’re good to go. I’ve bought these spin shoes and had cleats attached at my local bike store for about $25 less that the cost of Peloton-branded shoes.
Do you have to have spin shoes to ride a Peloton?
Depending on the bike you’re riding, you may have the option to ride with tennis shoes if the bike is fitted with toe cages. If you own the bike, you can buy toe cages and add them to your bike. If you’re using the bike at a gym, they may already have them on there.
My advice though is to get the shoes, especially if you own the bike. It greatly enhances the riding experience and your power while riding the bike. Plus, if you have an experience like mine where your gym has two bikes - one with cages and one without, you don’t have to wait for the toe cage bike and can have your pick!
Can you wear Peloton spin shoes to spin studios like SoulCycle?
Definitely! If you already have the Peloton-branded spin shoes, you can use them at other cycling studios. As detailed here, most spin studio bikes are fitted with both LOOK Delta and SPD cleats so even if their “in house” shoe takes SPD cleats like Cyclebar, you can just flip the petal over and clip on in with your LOOK Delta cleats.
My advice if you’re serious about spinning — grab a pair of non-branded spin shoes for less than $100, fit them with LOOK Delta cleats, and spend the extra money on more classes!
Want more info on if spin shoes are right for you? Check out this post.