Inside or outside.
After finally listening to your friends' advice and hitting the trail last year for the first time, you've admitted to them that they were right: mountain biking is a lot of fun. If you're looking for an introductory pair of shoes to accommodate two-bolt cleats, Diadora's X-Phantom II Women's Cycling Shoes make an affordable, versatile option. You can also use the X-Phantom II on spin bikes during the off-season, which will help you stay used to the feel of clipless once the snow melts and it's time to get back outside on the trails.
While you're spinning the pedals, your feet will be wrapped in Diadora's durable Suprell-Buk synthetic upper with breathable Air Mesh panels throughout to ensure they get some ventilation while you're riding. To provide you with a secure fit along your instep, Diadora adds two hook-and-loop straps for you to adjust so you can make sure your feet aren't shifting around while you're pedaling. Along the bottom of the shoe, a composite-reinforced nylon Sport MTB CR outsole guarantees reliable power transfer to the pedals, earning a stiffness rating of six out of 12 on Diadora's overall road and mountain stiffness scale.