Top 8 Best Road Bike Shoes Under £100 (August 2020)
You can ride a bike in just about any shoes, but anyone who rides regularly can benefit from shoes designed specifically for cycling. Compared with typical athletic shoes, bike shoes are designed with stiffer soles for more efficient energy transfer as you pedal. The type of riding you do will guide your choice, whether road cycling, mountain biking, or commuting and running errands around town.
Cycling shoes are usually paired with a compatible pedal to hold your feet securely on the bicycle. Many bike shoes have 2-hole or 3-hole cleats that you clip into clipless pedals, allowing you to pedal more efficiently with each stroke. We’ve collected some of the best road bike shoes for under £100. Cycling shoes are a great investment so take a look at our latest recommendations.
SHIMANO SH-RP1 Cycling Shoe
- ✔ Perfect for beginners
- ✔ Well known, trusted brand
- ✔ Very lightweight
- ✖ Not that many colour themes to choose from
- Entry level road bike shoe
- Stiff Sole
- Dual hook and loop straps provide reliable and secure fit
- Lightweight glass fiber reinforced nylon sole
- Indoor cycling friendly SPD and SPD-SL cleat compatible
- Reflective print on heel cup for improved visibility
Shimano’s new entry level road bike shoe, the RP1, will introduce new riders to the benefits of clipless riding. Featuring a secure and minimalist two strap velcro clousre and 3-bolt cleat compatibility, the RP1 is ready to hit the road! All-around performance road cycling shoe with Shimano quality, comfort, and function.
Some reviews from previous customers
“The shoes are comfortable. The weather was cool (upper 40’s-low 50’s) so my feet got a little chilly.”
“The product met my expectations. Would buy again.”
“I love the matte black design.”
“Incredible and Comfortable Cycling Shoe”
“Too bad I had to send these back, because they were a good product but too small.”
Gavin Elite Road Cycling Shoe
- ✔ Great value
- ✔ Synthetic microfibre leather
- ✔ Easy to use ratcheting system
- ✔ Release tab to loosen and free the strap
- Micro adjustable buckle for fine tuned fit and comfort
- Nylon fiberglass sole with air-flow vents
- Synthetic microfiber leather with breathable mesh
- Designed for comfort
- Compatible with: 2 or 3 bolt including Look Delta (Peloton compatible), Look Keo, SPD, SPD-R & SPD-SL cleats
Gavin Elite Road Cycling Shoes are comfortable, high performance cycling shoes. Compatible with Look, SPD, SPD-R and SPD-SL cleats (sold separately). Mesh panels on the uppers and vents in the rigid nylon fiberglass soles encourage cooling air flow. The shoes have two straps and a micro adjustable buckle, ensuring a perfect custom fit every time you ride. The uppers are made of synthetic microfiber leather. These light and durable road cycling shoes will have you pedaling powerfully on your road bike or at any indoor cycling class.
Cycling shoes like the Gavin Elite Road Cycling Shoes are meant to be stiff, have a rigid sole, fit snugly and offer good support. They are designed to work with clipless pedal systems. These systems temporarily connect the shoe to the pedal (much like a ski binding system) for increased efficiency of power-transfer. They use a cleat installed on the bottom of each shoe and a matched fitting on the pedal. Cleats generally come with pedals and/or can be purchased separately for indoor cycling class.
Some reviews from existing customers
“These shoes fit perfectly and are very comfortable….. spinning still sucks though.”
“I’m in love with my cycling shoes.”
“Look like $100 carbon shoes.”
“These shoes are comfortable and priced very well.”
Giro Solara II
- ✔ Lots of colours available
- ✔ A nice shoe for all levels, beginners to experts
- ✔ A very competitive price
- ✔ Designed specifically for women
- Moulded Eva footbed with medium arch support
- Dupont Zytel nylon with standard 3-bolt mount
- strong and secure n-1 ratcheting buckle closure and n-2 strap (replaceable)
- High-quality, breathable microfibre
- 270 grams
The Solara II is built with the same comfortable ft as our premium shoes, thanks to a supple upper and a micro-ratcheting, low-profile buckle that offers precise ft adjustment. The upper is now welded and bonded, resulting in fewer seams for reduced hot spots and improved comfort. A supportive EVA footbed with Aegis anti-microbial treatment is matched with our stiff Dupont Zytel nylon outsole to create an efficient, powerful platform for transferring energy to the pedals. It’s a great choice for enthusiasts or recreational riders who are on the road to becoming dedicated cyclists.
Giro Solara II Outer Material Made From High-Quality, breathable microfibre, the different parts are fully taped and glued, such as the heel and toe cap are sewn N 1 integrated ratchet buckle for perfect fit and optimal power transfer and a dual velcro closure The offset D ring loop on the upper Velcro closure it improves pressure distribution and eliminates pressure areas, the outer sole made from DuPont Zytel? Nylon is 25% stronger than traditional nylon soles in the same weight Moulded EVA Footbed with medium arch support and anti-bacterial AEGIS fabric.
PEARL IZUMI Men's Cycling Shoe v5
- ✔ Ventilation holes
- ✔ Silvadur anti-microbial sheet for bacterial resistance
- ✔ Synthetic
- Synthetic build
- Synthetic sole
- Shaft measures approximately low-top from arch
- Synthetic leather collar lining and closed cell foam padding helps shed sweat and water
- Hook-and-loop closure
- Updated PE sockliner with Silvadur anti-microbial top sheet material for added durability and bacterial resistance
- Added ventilation holes in lasting board for enhanced breathability
Pearl iZumi took the clean, modern aesthetic of their best selling road style, amplified the materials and construction to endure the challenging environment of both indoor and outdoor cycling. The result is a cycling shoe engineered specifically to perform in humid, hot conditions.
Some existing customer reviews
“The quality of the shoe is excellent and the feel on the bike is solid at all times.”
“They look and feel great. Using the Shimano cleats they are awesome.”
“The shoes have two small stainless steel screens in the bottom to let the sweat drain out; a great feature.”
“Not too tight and not too small, it is very comfortable.”
Muddyfox Mens TRI100 Shoes
- ✔ Fantastic Value For Money
- ✔ Single Hook And Loop Tape Strap
- ✔ Synthetic Outer Material
- ✖ Wouldn't Recommend Without Cleats
- Mens cycling shoes
- Single hook and loop tape strap
- Sole: Synthetic
- Closure: Hook & Loop
- Shoe Width: Medium
- Pull tab
- Cushioned insole
- Shaped and padded ankle
The Muddyfox TRI100 Mens Cycling Shoes have a single hook and loop tape strap for a safe fit and a pull tab to the back for much easier on and off movement, whilst the full length cushioned insole supplies far greater comfort and support. These Cycling Shoes feature breathable panels at the bridge of the foot and the cushioned ankle collar for additional comfort, finished off with MuddyFox branding for an excellent design appearance.
Reviews seem to be mixed for these shoes but many refer to the negatives being acceptable due to the shoes competitive pricing.
Heres what some previous customers have to say.
“These are fantastic shoes for the price.”
“They are great as they have plenty of ventilation.”
“Velcro strap does up towards inside which could catch on chain.”
“I use the shoes to commute to work and they are great value and long lasting.”
“They fit nicely.”
If your budget it tight or you’re not sure you want to commit huge amounts to a new hobby, then these road bike shoes might be the perfect starter pair for you.
Muddyfox Womens TRI100 Shoes
- ✔ Pull Tab On Heel
- ✔ Single Hook And Loop Closure Strap
- ✔ Breathable Panels Located At Front And Rear
- ✔ Not Much Grip On Sole, Recommended Use With Cleats
- Ladies cycling shoes
- Hook and loop tape fastener
- Outer Material: Synthetic
- Inner Material: Textile
- Sole: Synthetic
- Closure: Hook & Loop
- Heel Type: Flat
- Shoe Width: Medium
- Shaped heel with pull tab
- Mesh panels
- Muddyfox branding
The Muddyfox TRI100 Womens Cycling Shoes have a single hook and loop tape strap for a safe fit and a pull tab to the back for much easier on and off movement, whilst the full length cushioned insole supplies far greater comfort and support. These Cycling Shoes feature breathable panels at the bridge of the foot and the cushioned ankle collar for additional comfort, finished off with MuddyFox branding for an excellent design appearance.
Please note: We’re unable to find many previous customer reviews on this particular product. So we’re monitoring it closely incase we feel it needs to be removed from our recommendations in the future.
Tommaso Strada Boa
- ✔ Great value for money
- ✔ Premium microfibre body for ultimate comfort
- ✔ 2 years manufacturer's warranty
- ✔ Cleat area compatible with SPD-SL, SPD, Look, and Speedplay
- High performance cycling shoe with ‘Boa like’ closure system
- Upper: Premium microfiber with Strong nylon mesh inserts for ventilation.
- Features a 100% carbon plate on the cleat area inset in a nylon sole.
- Boa closure system
- Compatible with SPD-SL cleats and other 3-bolt systems
An upgrade to our standard Strada, the Boa version comes with an easier more secure closure system. This shoe will get you racing and looking slick.
The Strada Elite shoe is optimized for road biking, commuting, or touring. We reinforced the sole with a game changing 100% carbon fiber plate, to increase power transfer with ever pedal stroke. Power is nothing without agility and comfort, so we surrounded the carbon fiber plate with a nylon composite sole, which increases flexibility and agility. The speed lacing system works perfectly with the upper to fit the rider’s foot like a glove, with a separate lower Velcro strap for the toe box to assure optimal security and feel. Step up to this elite system and make the most out of your time in the saddle.
This unique combination of a rigid carbon plate allows the rider to achieve a powerful and efficient pedal stroke, while the surrounding nylon composite allows for greater flexibility and agile comfort while riding.
What existing customers have to say
“Would be world class ff the lacing system functioned as smoothly as a true BOA.”
“Most comfortable bike shoe I ever had.”
“I was actually very surprised that Tommaso Strada shoe fit me perfectly.”
“The shoe fits great and the ratchet laycing is easy to slip the shoe on and off.”
“I am thoroughly impressed with this product.”
Tommaso Strada 200
- ✔ Velcro system
- ✔ Synthetic leather
- ✔ Fibreglass reinforced sole
- ✔ 2 years manufacturer’s warranty
- Ideal for road riders who value comfort and performance with updated sole for 2020
- Supple synthetic leather/ventilated mesh upper
- Fibreglass reinforced polyamide sole
- Ratchet buckle system with hook and lock Velcro straps
- Compatible with SPD-SL cleats and other 3-bolt systems
The Strada 200 shoe is perfect for road biking, spin class (Look compatible), commuters, or fitness riding. By reinforcing the stiff fibreglass sole with a powerful polyamide, the Strada 200 is able to offer a sleek, lightweight profile, with a level of power transfer seen on premium level shoes. Power is nothing without comfort, so we upgraded the fit system, to benefit riders who consistently spend hours in the saddle. Two ergonomic Velcro straps allow for an easily adjustable lower and toe box, while a premium ratcheting buckle system gives riders the ability to make micro-adjustments to the top of the foot for a precision fit every time. This unbeatable fit works perfect with the comfort inserts and padding, that make the Strada 200 perfect for short cruises or all day rides.
For cyclists looking to get the most out of every pedal stroke and maximise performance, the Strada 200 is the answer. Clipless shoes are essential to achieving your full potential as a rider, and the Strada 200 makes premium cycling shoes more affordable and accessible than ever. For riders looking to experience these amazing benefits, the Strada 200 will become an essential part of their cycling experience after just one ride.
The Strada is designed to fit all 3-bolt and 2-bolt cleat systems, including Shimano SPD, SPD-SL, Look, and Speedplay. Perfect for road riders, spin classes, and everyday riding.
Ratcheting buckle system assures a precision fit, locking your heel firmly into the heel cup, while two ergonomic Velcro straps keep your feet secure and comfortable for all day riding.
High visibility rear reflective strip in rear for added safety in low light conditions. Perfect for safety conscious commuters.
What previous customers have to say
“I think these are great bike shoes for the money.”
“These shoes fit wide feet.”
“Comfortable and just fine for indoor cycling.”
“They’re affordable in comparison to the peloton brand shoes and comfortable.”