Cycling footwear is designed to improve performance and efficiency. The two most common types of cycling shoes are road clipless and MTB clipless. With a number of pedal and cleat systems available, your choice of cycling footwear depends mostly on whether you want to walk in your shoes as well as cycle in them. Clipless cycling shoes have a stiff, thin sole that allows you transfer power better compared to normal sports shoes. Clipless cycling footwear are made specifically to be more efficient. While road cycling shoes are difficult to walk in, MTB shoes have smaller cleats so that you can walk in them.