The main feature of Mountain and Road Bicycle Shoes is a specially engineered rigid outsole, designed for the most efficient transfer of energy when pedaling. They allow you to increase the control of the bike and reduce the loss of energy when pedaling, as well as increase the efficiency of the latter.
Road cycling shoes are designed to be as light as possible and with good leg ventilation. They are based on a rigid outsole, which serves to maximize the transfer of energy from the feet to the pedals.
MTB cycling shoes are not much softer than road counterparts and have rubber inserts in their construction that allow the shoe to bend to make it easier to move on slippery or uneven trail surfaces. For ease of walking, the cleats are built into the outsole and hidden behind the tread, allowing the cyclist to walk.