For anyone unsure about which cleats to choose, the SM-SH11 are a great starting point. With their large float range and centered pivot point, Shimano’s Yellow SPD-SL cleats allow the toes to point in a wide range of angles and provide more room for error during set-up while still delivering an efficient connection between rider and bike. So if you're new to cycling, experience knee pain, lack flexibility, or simply don’t know where to begin, these cleats are your best bet.
Yellow SPD-SL cleats have 6 Degrees of float – 3 degrees in each direction
Allows for free movement and low joint stress
Float’s pivot point is the center of the cleat, allowing the toes to point in a wide range of angles
The most popular among casual fitness cyclists but are used by a wide range of athletes.
Large float range provides for more room for error when setting up cleats