Best women’s indoor cycling shoes: Keep your feet feeling cool and fresh during indoor training

A close up of some Shimano indoor cycling shoes, with the wearer reaching down and strapping them on
(Image credit: Shimano)

When it comes to upping your indoor cycling game, looking for the best indoor cycling shoes may not be the first thing that comes to mind, let alone women's specific ones. However, the best women's indoor cycling shoes can really transform your training for the better.

You’ll be well aware by now of how much hotter the room can feel while training indoors, since there’s a total lack of breeze to help your sweat to evaporate, leaving it clinging to your skin like moss on a damp rock. 

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Mildred Locke

Mildred joined as Reviews Writer for Cyclingnews and BikePerfect in December 2020. She loves all forms of cycling from long-distance audax to daily errand-running by bike, and does almost everything on two wheels, including moving house, and started out her cycling career working in a bike shop. For the past five years she's volunteered at The Bristol Bike Project as a mechanic and session coordinator, and now sits on its board of directors.

Since then she's gone on to write for a multitude of cycling publications, including Bikeradar, Cycling Plus, Singletrack, Red Bull, Cycling UK and Total Women's Cycling. She's dedicated to providing more coverage of women's specific cycling tech, elevating under-represented voices in the sport, and making cycling more accessible overall. 

Height: 156cm (5'2")

Weight: 75kg

Rides: Stayer Groadinger UG, Triban RC520 Women's Disc, Genesis Flyer, Marin Larkspur, Cotic BFe 26, Clandestine custom bike