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Liv Avida Spin Womens Cycling Shoes

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Product Description

With the comfort of an athletic shoe along with clipless capability, these kicks have you covered. Entering clipless territory can be a big commitment, and now you can keep your options open — switch from flats to clipless when you’re good and ready. A removable cleat window cover makes this shoe compatible for flat or clipless pedals. This shoe has the perfect mix of pedaling efficiency and flexibility.

Key Features:

  • Sole: MES (motion efficiency system), nylon ExoBeam™
  • Tread: Shock-absorbing EVA midsole.
  • Foot bed: Removable dual-density EVA insole
  • Ventilation: Quick fit vented mesh upper
  • Upper: ExoWrap™ independent arch wrap
  • Closure: Lace enclosure and Velcro® strap
  • Extra: Removable cleat cover
  • Sizes: EU 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42
  • Colour: Green/Purple

Liv Avida Spin Womens Cycling Shoes Reviews

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5
Very cool, great shoes

I love my new spin shoes. They are a cool design and I like that they are versatile so that they can be worn with or without the cleats. I wanted sturdy shoes as I was finding my trainers were making my feet hurt during spin due to too much flex in the mid sole. These have solved the problem. The only issue I had is that the sizes are very small. I am usually a UK size 6 (39), sometimes a 5.5, but the 39 was very tight. Ordered the 40 which is much better but if you are on the bigger end of a size 6/ 39 normally I’d even recommend going 2 sizes up to a 41.

I love my new spin shoes. They are a cool design and I like that they are versatile so that they can be worn with or without the cleats. I wanted sturdy shoes as I was finding my trainers were making my feet hurt during spin due to too much flex in the mid sole. These have solved the problem. The only issue I had is that the sizes are very small. I am usually a UK size 6 (39), sometimes a 5.5, but the 39 was very tight. Ordered the 40 which is much better but if you are on the bigger end of a size 6/ 39 normally I’d even recommend going 2 sizes up to a 41.

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Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5

Liv Fit & Sizing

Liv Fit & Sizing Guide

Sizing Guide

Please use this chart to determine the right size Liv clothing for you.

 
 ChestWaistHipInseam
 CmInchCmInchCmInchCmInch
XS 81 - 84 32" - 33" 61 - 66 24" - 26" 86 - 91.5 34" - 36" 73.5 - 75 29" - 29.5"
S 84 - 86 33" - 34" 66 - 71 26" - 28" 91.5 - 96.5 36" - 38" 75 - 76 29.5" - 30"
M 86 - 91 34" - 36" 71 - 76 28" - 30" 96.5 - 101.5 38" - 40" 76 - 77.5 30" - 30.5"
L 91 - 97 36" - 38" 76 - 81 30" - 32" 101.5 - 109 40" - 43" 77.5 - 78.5 30.5" - 31"
XL 97 - 102 38" - 40" 81 - 86 32" - 34" 107 - 114 43" - 45" 78.5 - 80 31" - 31.5"
2XL* 102 - 109 40" - 43" 86 - 91 34" - 36" 114 - 119 45" - 47" 80 - 81 31.5" - 32"
3XL* 109 - 117 43" - 46" 91 - 96 36" - 38" 119 - 124 47" - 49" 81 - 82.5 32" - 32.5"

 * Plus Size is currently only available for the following products: Liv Race Day Short Sleeve Jersey, Liv Race Day Long Sleeve Jersey and Liv Race Day Shorts.

 

Liv Fit Guide

Race Fit: Often described as form fitting or 'second skin'.  It is designed to be a tight fit so it reduces wind resistance, perfect for race conditions or optimum performance. Fabrics are more functional but high-tech in nature.

Club Fit: A feminine and form-flattering shape, looser than Liv's 'Race fit' ranges without it being loose. Club fit clothing offers a good compromise between comfort and performance. Fabrics are flexible & breathable to ensure you perform at your best.

Relaxed Fit: Aimed at mountain bikers allows for ample movement so you can easily wear pads and body protection for serious MTB riding. Relaxed fit clothing is perfect for more casual cycling with your friends. Fabrics combine looser fitting, stylish good looks with comfortable, high-wicking fabrics so you look the part on or off the bike.

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Road Shoe Guide

 

Road Cycling Shoe Guide

Road Cycling Shoes

Road cycling shoes are lightweight with stiff soles to help you push your power through the pedals more efficiently. To attach the foot to the bike, road cycling shoes have holes in the bottom for fitting cleats that clip in to the confusingly named clipless pedals. Traditionally, cyclists would use toe clips that wrapped around the shoe to hold their foot firmly on the pedals. Clipless pedals do away with the toe clip and use cleats that attach firmly to the pedals instead.


Which road cycling shoes are compatible with my pedals?

There are two different ways to attach cleats to your shoes and it is important that you choose the correct ones to work with your pedals.

Two-bolt, SPD compatible shoes

The two-bolt, SPD clipless system was developed first for road cycling by Shimano. These use a small cleat that attaches to the shoe with two bolts. SPD pedals are easy to clip in and out of but don’t hold the foot as securely as three-bolt systems.

Two-bolt, SPD compatible shoes

Today two-bolt SPD pedals are mostly used for mountain biking, touring and commuting. That said, SPD pedals are also a good option for road riders who are new to clipless pedals and want to be able to clip in and out easily. SPD cleats are often recessed into the sole of the shoe, so you can still walk relatively normally in these shoes.

There are many other types of pedal that are compatible with the Shimano two-bolt SPD fitting system. SPD compatible shoes are also suitable for use with MTB pedals that use a two-bolt cleat, including those from top brands like Crank Brothers, HT, Time and Look to name a few.


Three-bolt, SPD-SL compatible shoes

The three-bolt, SPD-SL system, also developed by Shimano, is now the type that most road riders use. Three-bolt SPD-SL cleats are much larger than two-bolt SPD style cleats and hold your foot much more securely in the pedals. Just what you need for fast, efficient road cycling.

Three bolt shoes - The cleats use 3 bolts in a triangular arrangement

As well as Shimano, three-bolt SPD-SL shoes are compatible with road bike pedals from brands including Look, HT, Garmin and Wellgo amongst others. The one exception to this are Speedplay pedals that use a four-bolt system, although these are often supplied with adaptors for fitting to three-bolt shoes.


Two and three-bolt compatible shoes

Some road bike shoes are compatible with both two and three-bolt compatible pedals. These shoes will have five holes, so you can choose to fit either an SPD style cleat or an SPD-SL style cleat. These shoes are a great option if you would like to start off using SPD pedals, then move on to SPD-SL pedals once you have gained confidence.

Soles with 5 holes are compatible with both 2 and 3 bolt pedals

Laces, straps, ratchets and BOAs

A snug fit is essential if you want to get the best performance from your shoes. Your feet swell slightly as they warm up, so a system that is easy to adjust while you ride is also an advantage, especially in long rides. While you can get a snug fit with laces, most road bike shoes use different closure systems that are easier to fine tune and more convenient on the bike.

Velcro straps are easy to use and adjust. Entry level road bike shoes will have two or three straps for a snug fit. Ratchet buckle closures offer a more secure fit and are also easy to adjust. Mid-level road cycling shoes often have a top ratchet closure, for a more secure fit, combined with one or two Velcro straps.

BOA and Velcro fastening

A lace up system without the laces, BOA uses steel laces with nylon guides and a dial for easy closure and adjustment. The main advantage of the BOA closure system is its ability to equalize pressure evenly across the foot for a very snug fit that is also comfortable. BOA is micro adjustable, so you can fine tune the fit more closely than a ratchet. Two-way BOA dials make it very easy to adjust the fit during a ride.


Soles

Road bike shoes have very stiff soles for efficient pedalling. Nylon and fiberglass soles are used to make road bike shoes stiff. Carbon soles are the stiffest and lightest and you will find these on top-of-the-range shoes. Some road bike shoes have walking pads on the sole, so you can walk almost normally when off the bike.

Road shoes with stiff soles

Uppers

Ventilated uppers help your feet to breathe and prevent overheating on long rides and you will find these on most road bike shoes. You can wear these shoes all-year-round by slipping on some overshoes in colder weather. Dedicated winter road boots will keep your feet warm and dry when it is really cold and wet. Reflective trim is a feature that is well worth considering for commuting and winter cycling.

Overshoes being worn in colder weather

Delivery & Guarantee

Christmas Delivery

We will try our very best to get your products delivered to you before Christmas, but due to Santa's overspill into our delivery services, we would like to make you aware that while we are making every effort to deliver your order to you in time for Christmas, there may be a potential risk of delay.

The last date to order a bike that is available for Christmas delivery is 5pm on Tuesday 18th December. For all other items the last date to order items that are available for Christmas delivery is 12pm on Wednesday 19th December.

You can easily spot which items are guaranteed for Christmas delivery with the icon. Choose your size and colour to see if the item qualifies for Christmas delivery.

UK Delivery Information

We are committed to offering fast and free delivery, whether you're ordering bikes, accessories or clothing. Our standard delivery service is FREE to mainland UK, regardless of the size and on all orders over £20.

Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

Click here for more UK and international delivery information.

Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns. 

We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.

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