How to put on peloton shoes to start a workout? You must have already read that. For that reason, we now want to tackle how to take off peloton shoes after a workout.
Luckily for you, this article handles these questions and all else surrounding how to get out of Peloton’s shoes. Even better, I am covering both the standard Peloton shoe and the new Altos model as well.
So, let’s cut the chase;
How to Get Out of Peloton Shoes
How to Loosen Peloton Old Standard Cycling Shoes
Which of Peloton cycling shoes is the old standard model? This refers to the cycling shoes that Peloton originally sold, which was the only model for a long time.
Generally, the shoe has a breathable upper and meshes vent at the bottom, but the primary material on the upper shoe is leather. Then there is the closure, which consists of three velcro straps and a ratchet clip buckle.
How to unbuckle Peloton shoes
- First, press a button conspicuous on the buckle, which will loosen the buckle’s grip on the strap.
- Next, pull the Velcro strap, which is already loose, to unstrap Peloton shoes until you feel comfortable getting off the shoe. Actually, you can even get the whole strap off the buckle if this is how you get your convenience.
How to Remove Peloton New Altos Cycling Shoes
Which of the Peloton cycling shoes is Altos? Basically, the Altos are Peloton’s second generation of cycling shoes, which hit the market in 2022. The pair is so different from the older Peloton shoes that distinguishing them is easy;
First off, the Altos have a signature jacquard mesh top, which provides a sock-like snug fit. With only a single velcro strap for closure, they are easier to put on and off. More than that, the single closure is easy to lock, with only a loop and hook as opposed to a buckle.
Nonetheless, both the old pair and the new Altos have a similar bottom, which is stiff fibreglass. They are also fitted with Look Delta cleats, which protrude at the ball of the shoes.
Most importantly, both shoes are true to fit for users with narrow to standard feet sizes. And, for the normal shoe sizes, most users have to size up by a size to ensure a snug fit.
How to Undo the Peloton Altos Strap?
- With ease, undo the strap completely for the hook.
- Next, pull the shoe from the foot, which shouldn’t present a challenge.
- Then, repeat the process with the other shoe.
- Lastly, clean your shoes, or keep them on the shoe rack for the next time you are on the bike.
How to Take Off Peloton Shoes After a Workout?
There are two ways to take peloton shoes off after a workout. But why so? If you did not tighten your cleats to your shoes before clipping in, then you will have a more difficult time compared to a user who tightened their cleats. But don’t worry, stick with me and realize how to correct the mess too.
Let’s get this show on the road and have a look at the two procedures on how to take off peloton shoes.
This procedure applies to those who have a problem clipping out of the Peloton bike. This is usually as a result of a wrong cleat set-up, hence difficulty getting them out of the pedals. Believe it or not, it is easy to get off your shoes even in this condition.
Below are the steps to correct this issue.
If you are trying to clip out normally but in vain, you don’t have to worry anymore.
Simply slide out of your shoe. If the Velcro straps were tight, which is most likely the case, loosen them. Now slide out of the shoe, starting with one foot and then the other.
Get off the bike.
Once you are off the bike, get the bike’s Allen key. Flip over the pedals, so that they are facing upside down
You will see a bolt, fixed in a hex hole at the bottom of the pedal. Now, turn this bolt using the Allen key counterclockwise. This move will loosen the pedal tension, which subsequently loosens the grip on the cleats of your cycling shoes.
Try getting the shoes out. If you have no success, continue loosening the bolts, until the cleats come off the pedals.
Tighten the pedal back by turning the bolt in a clockwise manner after the cleat and the shoe is off.
Repeat step 2 with your remaining shoe. The aim is to get the pedals to loosen their grip on the cleats so that you can get them off easily.
You cannot do all this while on the bike, which is why you have to get off. Otherwise, you might be stuck on your bike forever. And who wants this anyway?
Tighten your cleats, because it is obvious, they were loose. You don’t want to repeat the mistake, so it is best to correct it sooner.
Pack them up, since it will be impossible to walk in peloton cycling shoes. the sole is rigid, and the cleats protruding, hence a danger to walk in. furthermore, they may cause damage to your bike mat.
Now that you have learnt how essential tightening your shoe cleats is, let’s dive into the procedure of how to take off Peloton shoes.
Done with your peloton class? Good for you. Now it is time for you to stop the ride and get off. You can either do this by pressing the emergency brake, which is the red-colored resistance knob. Press it down and the wheel will stop. However, this is not necessary. You can simply pedal down, slower with time until the bike finally halts.
Turn your pedals mid-cycle, which is in a 3 o’clock angle. Kick your foot, using your heel, away from the bike.
Ready? Boom! Off the pedal you are. Surprised? It is as simple as that.
Repeat step 2 with your remaining foot. You will be off the pedals before you know it, then off your peloton bike.
At this point, sit adjacent to your bike. As mentioned earlier, it is not advisable to walk in your peloton shoes. Besides damaging your bike mat, you may end up falling and causing injury to your foot.
In the sitting position, loosen the shoe closure, say the Velcro straps, or a buckle. This will help you to easily slide off the shoe.
Repeat this with your remaining foot, and off your shoes will be from your feet.
You can then wear your sandals or spare shoes from the workout room, or simply walk in your cycling shoes. in any case, the workout room is probably within your house.
What is the Bottom Line?
Peloton cycling shoes may present a challenge when removing, especially if you are new to the game. However, I hope that this guidance gets you through the process successfully.
So, ready for a ride without the fear of finishing challenges? Whether you use the new Altos or the old standard Peloton shoes, getting your feet off the shoes is no longer a problem.