Broken Peloton Shoe Buckle And Finding A Replacement


One recent morning, I was getting my shoes on to try to sweat it out a little bit before work and as I tightened up my left shoe, I heard something snap and a little bit of plastic went flying.  I had snapped off the ratcheting buckle on my shoe.  In the photo at the top of this post, you'll see the now-naked Peloton shoe with the broken little ratchet piece.  

Below, you'll see the piece.  This is what came off of the shoe.  Turns out, it is all plastic.  


Below you'll see the piece in profile.  The circular part in the middle is what snapped off - the plastic part wraps around a metal cylinder.


The good news is that how they make these spin bike shoes these days, they're totally replaceable.  In that top photo, you'll notice a screw and if you loosen it up, the buckle just comes off.

So, off I went to figure out where I could get a replacement.  Peloton doesn't sell one.  I guess they want to sell more shoes?   But, u/Beemuzzler on the Peloton Subreddit posted that he had the exact scenario.  And he pointed to this listing for a 0.60" ratchet buckle on RachetingBuckles.com.  He even posted photos of how he added this replacement buckle to his Peloton shoes.  Woot, woot.  I had a plan.  Off I went to the site to order myself a buckle replacement.

But, wait a minute.



A $20 minimum.  That means that two of them won't make the order work.  But, I only have two feet, so three doesn't make sense, right?  Had to buy a ladder strap, too. Just $3, but it got me over the $20 minimum.

The buckles (and strap) are on their way.  When they get here, I'll swap one in and (hopefully) post the update (and hopeful success!).  For now, I'll just have to use one moderately tight shoe and not use that as an excuse for not getting sweaty.

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