I have been cycling for about 4 years and have always used flat pedals and running trainers for my cycling. I have a lot of problems with flat feet & knee & ankle issues so I plan on continuing with flat pedals.
As I have always used running/casual trainers I would like to buy one or two pairs of actual cycling shoes and was looking for recommendations.
If it makes any difference I am currently 3.8 w/kg & based in the UK.
Most of my rides are either on the road or turbo trainer and I might attempt some Crit racing next year, so I was looking for recommendations for the best shoe to buy. Most shoes that I see are MTB shoes & lots of these seem to be aimed more at the gravity market. I was hoping to find something that would be best for pedalling efficiency, not too heavy and not look too much like a pair of skate board shoes
I also race cyclocross in the winter, so was hoping for some additional recommendations for the best shoe for this discipline. I have always struggled when having to run in the mud, especially up steep inclines.
I was thinking maybe something like these Mavic XA shoes - https://shop.mavic.com/en-gb/xa-elite-ii-shoe-c2095.html#1028=3996
Unless anyone has any better suggestions?
Thanks in advance.