I am unclear on what exactly you mean by the cleat-type sole. Do you mean the actually tread of the shoe, or not having a cleat at all on the shoe?|When attaching a cleat to this shoe to use in spin class or with pedals you just screw the cleat into the already made holes. With Pearl Izumi the cleat is not included with the shoe and you must purchase that separately. |If you mean that you do not wish to have a cleat at all, then yes you can still use them, but it defeats the point as you would have to use the basket in class as you would with a normal shoe. To clip into a pedal there must be a cleat on your shoe to help enhance the power you create. I hope this helps and answers your question.
Answered on 3/10/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post