Numb toes while riding

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Numb toes while riding

Postby sigorman85 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 15:27 pm

I'm getting numb toes about 45-60 mins into a ride its not that cold out now so I don't think it's that. Could it be the position of my cleats are to far forward or back? The shoes are a nice fit and I don't do them up to tight and they are wide enough so any help please guys???
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Re: Numb toes while riding

Postby CleeRider » Sun Jan 06, 2013 15:31 pm

I'm having the same issue but only on one foot. Wondering if I'm sitting on a nerve higher up.

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Re: Numb toes while riding

Postby diy » Sun Jan 06, 2013 15:37 pm

Accentuate the pedalling in circles things it will make you scrunch and release your toes a tiny bit. Its most likely to be due to circulation.

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Re: Numb toes while riding

Postby Monty Dog » Sun Jan 06, 2013 15:47 pm

Shoes too tight or the uppers are distorting under pressure?
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Re: Numb toes while riding

Postby Danlikesbikes » Sun Jan 06, 2013 16:13 pm

As others have said it could be several things - but whilst it might not be that cold outside it is not that warm either and after a while your body will if getting colder (not cold) pull the warm blood from your extremities.
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Re: Numb toes while riding

Postby pauldavid » Sun Jan 06, 2013 16:27 pm

Your not wearing sandles areyou?

If so, try them with white sport socks next time and let us know how you get on

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Re: Numb toes while riding

Postby Stueys » Sun Jan 06, 2013 16:35 pm

Assuming you have overshoes on try a set of toe covers as well for some extra insulation.

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Re: Numb toes while riding

Postby pauldavid » Sun Jan 06, 2013 16:38 pm

Stueys wrote:Assuming you have overshoes on try a set of toe covers as well for some extra insulation.


By overshoes do you mean popping the foot inside an old Aldi carrier prior to putting on the sandal?

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Re: Numb toes while riding

Postby sigorman85 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 21:43 pm

Yeah we'll done Paul lol .... It's more of a numb pins an needles feeling shoes aren't tight at all I'm pretty sure it's not the cold but will give the over boots ago
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Re: Numb toes while riding

Postby Bwgan » Sun Jan 06, 2013 21:49 pm

I get this too. I have been wearing 2 pairs of sock and over shoes and still get it. Put it down to long legs and muscles using up more circulation

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Re: Numb toes while riding

Postby gareth1234 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 23:23 pm

I found moving the cleats (spd-sl) all the way back in their slots made mine clear up. Too much pressure on the toes perhaps?

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Re: Numb toes while riding

Postby MountainMonster » Sun Jan 06, 2013 23:35 pm

I had just toe covers on today, and with the fog my feet were freezing.

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Re: Numb toes while riding

Postby sigorman85 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 00:00 am

I have quite big legs too i used to play a lot of rugby so I'm not your average roadie racing snake but I'm getting there:-) I have a few things to try to stop this hopefully I solve it as its not the best thing to have while out on a ride cheers guys
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Re: Numb toes while riding

Postby sigorman85 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 00:05 am

When i die I just hope the wife doesn't sell my stuff for what I told her I paid for it other wise someone will be getting a mega deal!!!


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Re: Numb toes while riding

Postby Teisetrotter » Mon Jan 07, 2013 00:12 am

I found this happening. I realised I was clenching my toes when I was pushing hard. I mentally focused on it to stop me doing it and hey presto cured.

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Re: Numb toes while riding

Postby sigorman85 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 00:38 am

I haven't noticed my self doin this but I will take note I guess it all down to technique and setup position
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Re: Numb toes while riding

Postby IC. » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:45 am

Put another layer on. If your core cools, your body will move warm blood away from extremities to help. You may not have cold feet, but you may have a cold core.

Alternatively, if it isn't a cold thing, custom footbeds will help but can be pricey.
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Re: Numb toes while riding

Postby sigorman85 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 13:25 pm

Ah this couLd be it I.c I have noticed that my stomach and waist agent really cold even tho I'm poring with sweat brilliant info
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Re: Numb toes while riding

Postby sigorman85 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 20:45 pm

Solved it I clinch my toes for some reason! sounds stupid but I never realised this before and found that I was doing it every now and then ... It's quite hard to focus on not doing it
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