There are generally two main ways to find good deals on cheap cycling shoes. You can shop around and look for the best deals, or you can just choose the lower-end options in manufacturers’ ranges.
We have tried to provide a solid mix of both in our roundup of the best cheap cycling shoes. Getting a great deal is an excellent way to level up and get more for your money, so we’ve curated a selection of the best deals available right now as well as a range of good, budget-level options.
Our feet, and as a result cycling shoe fit, are unique to each of us which makes shoes a very personal item. What may be super comfortable for one rider may not be for another. Ideally, you need to try before you decide and use shoes to conclude whether they are right for you. This can end up making finding the best cycling shoes an expensive exercise. This is where our pre-Black Friday deals can help.
We’ve pulled together some great deals for road and gravel as well as mountain bike shoes from around the world, organized by price and budget.
If this guide has got you hungry for more bargain hunting, have a look at our best bike deals hub too.
Where to find cheap cycling shoes
🚲 Competitive Cyclist: Save up to 71% on shoes for commuters, roadies, mountain bikers and more (opens in new tab)
🚲 Jensen USA: Up to 70% off shoes from Time, Giro and more (opens in new tab)
🚲 Amazon: Budget brands and deals on Giro too (opens in new tab)
🚲 REI: Save on Five Ten, Shimano and Bontrager shoes (opens in new tab)
🚲 Chain Reaction Cycles: Save on shoes from Etnies, Gaerne and Sidi (opens in new tab)
🚲 Wiggle: 59% off Giro and Shimano, plus deals on dhb and more (opens in new tab)
🚲 Sigma Sports: Save up to 62% on shoes from Scott, Mavic, Lake, Sidi, and more (opens in new tab)
🚲 Chain Reaction Cycles: Deals on Five Ten, Fizik and Gaerne shoes for both on-road & off (opens in new tab)
🚲 Tredz: Deals on Specialized, Shimano, Five Ten and more (opens in new tab)
🚲 Rutland Cycling: Save on Shimano, Giro, Specialized and more
Cycling shoe deals USA
Cycling shoe deals UK
Looking for more than shoes in cycling sales?
If you’re shopping for something specific and haven’t found it here, don’t worry, Cyclingnews has loads of great cycling buying advice. We also have a number of deals roundups, where you can find deals on road bikes, e-bikes, helmets, turbo trainers and more:
Best budget cycling shoes
If you’ve worked your way through the deals above and didn’t find the best cheap cycling shoes for your needs, then fear not, as we have even more great options for you.
Rather than more deals, this section covers our pick of the best budget-level cycling shoes. They forgo some of the high-performance tech from the best cycling shoes, but more importantly, they also forgo the high price tags.
With its two- and three-bolt cleat compatibility, the Circuit shoes from Bontrager are great for beginners who might prefer the easier clipless action of two-bolt SPD pedals (mountain bike) vs the more secure hold of three-bolt SPD-SL ( road).
The two color choices might be a little limited, but both offer a stylish aesthetic at what is a reasonably affordable price point. The fiberglass-and-nylon-mix sole will offer a combination of comfort and stiffness, and the velcro strap combines with a Boa L6 dial to provide a secure, yet comfortable fit.
Trickling technology down from the type of shoes worn by Fizik’s sponsored team Movistar, the Tempo Powerstrap R5 shoes offer a great deal of that premium aesthetic at a surprisingly affordable price. Looks aren’t everything though, so it’s reassuring to know that, thanks to the wrap-over velcro straps, the Fizik shoes are super comfortable for most foot shapes.
These cheap cycling shoes are anything but cheap when it comes to build quality, and the only shoe in this lineup to use carbon fiber in the sole, it’s surprising to see the Fizik shoes tip the scales at just 255 grams. Not the lightest here, but not far off.
There are four colors to choose from, and sizes range from a dainty EU36 to a plenty-big-enough EU48.
Tipping the scales at a mere 250 grams, the Cosmic Boa is a lightweight, narrow shoe with a well-ventilated sole and a breathable upper.
Retention is operated by a single L6 Boa dial, which operates a lace-like closure across the forefoot for increased comfort. This comfort is complemented by an Ortholite insole and a roomier toe-box to prevent squashed toes.
The outsole is constructed from a mix of nylon and fiberglass, which combine to offer a comfortable platform without a loss of power transfer.
Available in four colors to satisfy all style requirements.
Shimano really knows how to make a great pair of cycling shoes. The Japanese components brand may be better known for its groupsets, but it came out on top of our recent gravel shoes grouptest, and received a strong 4.5 stars in our recent Shimano S-Phyre RC9 shoes review.
The RC5 features plenty of trickle-down technology from the upper echelons of the range including a Boa dial and Velcro strap for closure, the highly adjustable cleat positioning, and specifically placed padding for improved comfort.
Makers of some of the most popular shoes in the WorldTour and amateur scenes, Specialized sure knows what it’s doing when it comes to footwear. The Torch 1.0 road shoes offer an injection molded sole for increased stiffness and efficient power transfer. The Boa dial is paired with a velcro strap like a few of the other shoes featured here, and the heel cup features reflective detailing for increased low-light safety.
Rated at 6/15 on the stiffness index, the Torch 1.0 shoes are plenty responsive when it comes to jumping on the pedals, yet the slight flex and Body Geometry sole and footbeds will combine to offer increased comfort for longer days.
The older Torch 1.0 shoes – which feature three velcro straps instead of the Boa dial – are still sparsely available, often with huge discounts, so if you’re not sold on the Boa dial for retention, a discount might be available.