The importance of the shoes you wear cannot be understated and many cyclist, both road and mountain bike, choose to use clipless type shoes.
Named clipless as the cleat system was designed to eliminate the need for the out-dated toe clips that were slow to use and not incredibly efficient or pleasant to look at.
Clipless (also called SPD) shoes use cleats that are bolted to the base of the shoe, this means a rider can effectively lock on to the bike. The result is increased pedal efficiency, consistent positioning on the bike and increased stability. Modern cleats are designed so detachment is quick and easy should you need to dismount in a flash.
Biketart stock a wide range of Clipless shoes from top shoe brands Shimano, Five Ten, Giro, Endura, RideConcepts and Fizik.