Cycling shoes are designed for competitive or cross-country bicycling. The uppers on cycling shoes are made of soft leather with a man-made plastic sole, which is perforated to allow water to drain out and keep the foot cool. The hard, slick soles are curved up at the toes and made of tough carbon fiber plastic, which makes them difficult to walk on. A form of clamp called a cleat is attached to a mounting socket on the underneath of the sole which then fits onto the pedal and locks the foot into place.
Safety refers to any article of clothing, footwear or devices which are primarily designed to, or may include features intended to, prevent injury or accidents and can help minimize or eliminate hazardous conditions. Safety articles include, but are not limited to; industrial footwear, safety accessories such as safety vest and flashlights, apparel and footwear with reflective materials, etc.