Take the 2-minute tour ×
Bicycles Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for people who build and repair bicycles, people who train cycling, or commute on bicycles. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I'm using look kéo cleats. My right one is much more worn down than the left one. Almost to the point where I don't think it will have any edge showing on the front lip.

I do walk in them a bit, but usually in grass or on smooth tile. In both conditions I would think it's the heel hitting the floor more, so the front wearing quicker is a surprise to me.

What are some causes of early wearing on cleats and how can I prevent them?

share|improve this question
Not really an answer, but as you walk in them, have you considered switching to something more suited to walking such as SPD or other MTB styles? –  mattnz Jun 14 '13 at 1:29

2 Answers 2

up vote 5 down vote accepted

You can get special covers for your cleats that make it easier to walk and extend their useful life.


share|improve this answer
I can recommend these covers from personal experience. –  PeteH Jun 14 '13 at 7:45
While these are helpful, they wouldn't help with wear from standing on one foot during a stop. I asked these questions on B.SE to have reference points in case anyone else searches for this too, so I'll wait to accept for a bit. –  Jean-Bernard Pellerin Jun 14 '13 at 8:30

Probably not the answer that you're looking for, but I find that Speedplay cleats covered with Keep-on Kovers wear very reasonably.

Covers which need to be removed are a hassle. I forget to take them off when I need to and forget to put them on when I need to.

I don't use Keo cleats, so I am not certain, but I believe the design is such that the wear points are impossible to protect when you're on the bike.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.