Q: I take spinning twice a week. Do I need special shoes?
A: Yes. Shoes made specifically for Spinning are designed so you can attach cleats that clip in to the blike’s pedals, “Without the cleats, your tendons are constantly firing in an effort to keep your shoes on the pedals , increasing your risk of tendonitis,” says Krista A. Archer, a podiatrist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Sporting the shoes allows you to push yourself harder because you’re not wasting effort trying to keep your feet in place- making it more fun, too. You can score a good pair of Spinning shoes for $75 to $100, and the cleats your studio uses will run you another $15 to $25.