Keep the wheels turning.
You've got a list about a mile long of cycling stuff to buy, filled with tips from friends who are thrilled you're finally becoming a roadie. As it turns out, cycling involves a little more than just hopping on a bike and heading out for a ride, but you don't have to let shoe shopping raise your blood pressure. Pick up Shimano's SH-RP3 Women's Cycling Shoes for a versatile, comfortable intro to clipless pedals. They'll be a serious upgrade from riding in your old sneakers, and their light, responsive nylon sole will help you transfer power to the pedals far better than the rubber bottoms of your trainers.
In case you're a little leery of commitment, the SH-RP3 is compatible with both two- and three-bolt cleats, so you can use them for road, mountain, or indoor adventures if you don't want to get into buying multiple shoes. Fit adjustments happen via two hook-and-loop straps and a top ratcheting buckle, which means you'll be able to fine-tune the shoes for the right balance of security when you're pedaling without creating pressure points, plus, Shimano includes a padded tongue to add some further plushness and protection along your instep.
- Compatible with two- and three-bolt cleats
- Fiberglass-reinforced nylon sole
- Padded tongue
- Offset strap
- Women's-specific fit