Numb feet - still!

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Numb feet - still!

Postby Stugwmb » Fri Jun 22, 2007 06:44 am

Sorry - bit of a repeater this...

Since switching to SPDs 18 months ago, I have never really had comfortable feet and just wondered if anyone had some suggestions, or suffers the same. So far taken the following action:

Changed the cleat position numerous times
Changed my cheap pedals (M520 or something) for CB Candys
Bought some good socks - MTB specific
Bought some decent SIDI shoes and tried numerous tension settings
Adjusted seat height a few times (following suggestion from 2 Pure)

Now running CB Mallets (thought the large platform might help), SIDI shoes, but still get the numbness on the outside of my foot. I've even tried cycling with my knees tucked into the frame more, to shift the weight to the inside of my foot.

It seems to be related to the tread on the bottom of the shoes (it rests right under a nerve on my foot). Do you think I should cut the tread off, considering these shoes are virtually brand new!?

Now tempted to sell all my pedals and buy some XTR (specially considering the price of them now) in the hope that they don't add pressure to the same point.

Anyway, sorry for running on, but any suggestions are welcome - I'm a desperate man!

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Postby buddha » Fri Jun 22, 2007 07:28 am

Have you tried some new/different insoles, eg the spesh ones?

My GF recommends them (even though she's a roadie - so knows nothing useful[:p]). Having suffered from foot numbless/pain, especially in her Sidi shoes.

Also there are specialist, usually running, shops that can make custom insoles for you, eg Profeet. But at a price!
edit: could be useful to pop into one of these shops, just for some advice.

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Postby Stugwmb » Fri Jun 22, 2007 08:54 am

Hey buddha, those Spesh inserts look great, I'm going to give them a go.

Thanks guys

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Postby streako » Sat Jun 23, 2007 13:29 pm

I used to get painful soles with my old Shimano shoes. Now I use Nike YVR's on SPD's and they are spot on.

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Postby Andy B » Sat Jun 23, 2007 14:31 pm

Speaking of insoles, I use Sole custom footbeds, they're heat mould-able and can be remoulded several times.

I have the 'Ultra' version, they are superb (if a little pricey @ œ35), I've never had any shoe/foot problems using them.

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