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I am new to spinning and absolutely love...

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I am new to spinning and absolutely love it! Not sure what is the best cycling shoe to start with any suggestions?

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Hey Darlene Kemp,

Thanks for the question. When it comes to spinning, you don't want to go too crazy with the quality of shoe due to spinning being more of the training aspect. So, the Shimano SH-WR61 Shoe - Women's would work, but would also be a bit spendy where you would get pretty much the same thing out of the Shimano SH-WR35 Shoe - Women's.

Also, and this is VERY IMPORTANT. Cycling and MTB shoes DO NOT comes with cleats, which is what you need to attach to most spin cycle pedals. These pedals are sold separately and are called Shimano SH56 SPD Cleat Set or Shimano SH51 SPD Cleat Set.

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Hi Darlene,

I have just one more thing to add to Wally's comment. If you are using spin bikes at a gym/fitness facility, the predominant pedal type used is only compatible with Shimano 2-bolt-type mountain bike cleats (ie- "Shimano Pedaling Dynamics (SPD) cleats). When you look on the bottom of these shoes (Shimano SH-WR61), you'll see that the cleat attaches with _3_ bolts--this is a SPD-SL or Look-type bolt pattern. All of that to say, these shoes accept a different, road pedal cleat, not the 2-bolt cleat you'd typically use in pedals on spin bikes at the gym. This might not be the shoe for your needs, though it is a very nice road cycling shoe at a good price.