Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: NJ, USA
Bikes: two blacks, a blue and a white.
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Consider a longer footbed in your next shoes.
My first shoes were "correct" in size (I thought) but over time, as I increased my distance, I started getting a variety of pains, especially toe-ache and hot-spots. I didn't think
the first pair were too short, and I certainly never noticed my toes specifically touching. I still wear them as my backup/rain shoes. BUT, THAT said... my current, favorite, "don't know I'm wearing them" shoes are 1.5 EU sizes bigger (i.e.: 45.5 versus 44). When I put them on, they seem somewhat like elf shoes, but once I'm riding, I never think about them, or my feet, again. Suggestions: first, look for shoes that have a reputation for comfort, which are usually not the cheapies. second, look for shoes that come with different inserts to better match your arch. third, look at websites that give extra effort about shoes and fit (like Art's
), third, look for dealers with free returns, order two different sizes, and try them on in the house on the living room carpet (don't mount cleats, don't scuff or scratch 'em) then return the pair that seems "a little less right."
again, think about a longer footbed in your next shoes. search around here, I think you'll find lots of advice.
happy feet, happy rides.
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