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    Senior Member LuckySailor's Avatar
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    Need help with cycling shoe building/altering

    I have one leg which is 3/4" shorter than the other. I would like to alter the sole of my current cycling shoe (a Diadora). I thought that the acrylic materials that I have would work but I have found that it is much too brittle and are not up to the challenge of walking on. So I would like some direction as to the proper materials to construct the sole of a cycling shoe. I am just altering the walking surface of my shoe-to make it thicker to compensate for the shorter leg.

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    Roadkill byte_speed's Avatar
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    What I did to make my speedplays more walkable, might work for you.

    I got an old pair of flip flops. Look for ones with stiffer soles, not the cheap spongey things. These are light weight and good for walking. If you find some on sale, you might go for new ones. Cut out for the cleats and glue to the shoe with contact cement. Worked great for me.

    To get 3/4 in thick you may need 2 layers.

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