1. Get a sweet seat
Your feet power your bike and rotate literally thousands of times per ride so, unless you ride a cruiser-style bicycle with flat, rubber pedals, shoes are a big piece of the comfort puzzle. The problem with plain old sneakers is that they're flexible, which means you lose power with every pedal stroke. And, even if you don't care about efficiency losses, you'll want to avoid the numbness and pain that you can get from pushing down hard on typical bicycle pedals, which can often be sharp and/or small.