Finding the perfect bicycle touring shoe is a challenge… but not impossible! There are plenty of cycling-specific shoes that are good looking, designed for maximum performance on the bike, and comfortable to walk in once you step off your two-wheeled vehicle at the end of the day.
Below you will find 17 stylish pairs of SPD cycling shoes that are perfect for commuting, mountain biking and/or bicycle touring because they look good both on and off the bike and they can be walked in with relative comfort (thus reducing the need for many traveling cyclists to carry two separate pairs of shoes). Below each of the shoes on this page will find a yellow “Buy Now!” button, which you can click if you are interested in purchasing a pair of these shoes for your own commuting/touring/mountain bike adventures.
Cruise into comfort and style, on and off the bike, with Mavic’s Cruize SPD cycling shoes. Mavic’s Trail Grip outsoles are stiff for efficient pedaling and they have rubber lugs for shock absorption and traction. You’ll also love the softshell uppers and the ergonomic insoles that fit and feel great. There are also reinforced toes and heels for protection and durability.
These Shimano MT33L bike shoes feature stiff midsoles and great tread patterns, making them ideal for mountain biking yet completely at home while commuting, touring and riding casually.
Shimano Recreational Touring Bike Shoe
For casual riding, you need a comfortable shoe, like the Shimano SH-MT44 shoe. With a breathable mesh upper, and an easy-to-use drawcord closure, it’s perfect for recreational riding, with or without clipless pedals. And with the extra roomy toe box, you won’t feel like you’re cramming your feet into tap dancing shoes, which is perfect if you find yourself having to walk your bike.To ensure a tunable fit, the upper is built out of a blend of stretch-resistant mesh and synthetic leather. The mesh panels improve airflow to keep your feet cool.
Pearl iZUMi Men’s X-Road Cycling Shoe
Synthetic leather and mesh. Madmade sole. X-Road nylon plate delivers great pedaling stability, power and efficiency with off-the-bike comfort and walk-ability. Blown rubber lugged outsole for superior traction and durability. SKYDEX heel crash pad for excellent off the bike shock absorption. Flexible forefoot and a running shoe beveled heel.
Mavic Alpine shoes feature a balance of rugged support, breathability, abrasion resistance and the Trail Grip Outsole for trail traction, efficient pedaling and all day comfort. Plus, the best part is, these cycling-specific shoes don’t look like traditional shoes made for bicycle riding.
Northwave Drifter GTX
This carbon soled shoe adapts to every shape of foot with thanks to its special upper construction. This shoe will also keep you feet fresh thanks to its clever ventilation system, giving an all round superb cycling experience.
Pearl Izumi X-Alp Seek V
The X-Alp Seek V is an update to Pearl Izumi’s best selling, most versatile cycling shoe ever. It looks as good walking through town as it does riding your favorite trails.
Pearl Izumi Fuel II
A crossover, dual-purpose shoe, the lightweight Pearl Izumi Fuel bike shoes boast a running-shoe-style upper and a rubber lugged bottom for efficiency and comfort when cycling or walking. Comes in both men’s and women’s styles.
A stylish and comfortable cycling shoe designed for mountain biking, for also used for commuting and touring purposes. Season: Year-round items. Type/Intended use: Mountain/Commuting/Touring. Pedal systems-Compatibility: SPD.
Giro’s Terraduro Shoes address all the shortcomings of traditional mountain bike shoes by making your pedaling as comfortable as traversing obstacles by foot. The Terraduro features a robust nylon shank that pedals as an XC shoe should, but it’s combined with a Vibram rubber outsole with flex engineered in the forefoot to inspire confidence when side-stepping rocks and logs. The fit is secure and supportive thanks to Giro’s micro-adjustable buckle and two hook-and-loop straps. To keep things cool, perforations and a breathable microfiber interior let air flow, which is treated with Aegis for microbial management. On the durability side of things, a reinforced toe box protects from impacts and brushes off abrasions.
Pearl Izumi X-Alp Seek IV
The Pearl Izumi X-Alp Seek IV bike shoes boast a running shoe style upper and a carbon rubber lugged bottom for cycling and off the bike adventures.
Do you have experience with any of the SPD bike shoes listed on this page? If so, what do you think of them? Also, are there any other stylish SPD shoes that I missed that should be included here? Leave a comment below and let me know what you have to say!