Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Achy Feet?

  1. #1
    Senior Member BikinPotter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Seattle
    My Bikes
    Marin MTB
    Posts
    245
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Achy Feet?

    I'm not interested in clipless pedals. I did purchase a pair of 5.10's for riding. Stiffer soles, stick to the pedals well. They're quite comfy, but I noticed yesterday after a few miles my feet began to ache. The ache went away after a few minutes of being off the bike. Since the soles of the 5.10's are stiffer than the Keen boots I had been wearing for the last month, I'm wondering if it's about having my feet in a new position. I'm hoping it's just a matter of breaking them in. Any thoughts?

  2. #2
    Travelling hopefully chasm54's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Uncertain
    Posts
    6,271
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Strange. Stiffer soles should prevent foot problems, not cause them. Give it a while, it may just be your feet adapting to the new shoes.
    There have been many days when I haven't felt like riding, but there has never been a day when I was sorry I rode.

  3. #3
    coprolite fietsbob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    NW,Oregon Coast
    My Bikes
    7
    Posts
    35,792
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Look at Insole improvements.. that is the part your foot meets first.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    My Bikes
    Cervelo RS, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Pro, Schwinn Typhoon, Nashbar touring, custom steel MTB
    Posts
    4,857
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Agree with the other posters: stiffer soles should be more comfortable, but they also tend to amplify any problems you might have with foot placement, leg length discrepancies, etc. You may need better insoles to help with these problems. I like Sole's custom-molded footbeds as well as Specialized's BG High Performance Footbeds (which include the BG Shim Kit). They're both ridiculously pricey, but they also make my feet far more comfortable when riding...

  5. #5
    Senior Member pat5319's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Location
    Spokane WA
    My Bikes
    Seven Axiom Ti, Trek 620, Klein Aura x, Masi cylocross (steel). Masi Souleville 8spd, Fat Chance Mtn (steel), Electra Amsterdam (Steel), Bianchi (Japanese) set up as "fixie", Scwinn Triple Bar cruiser,
    Posts
    1,123
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    you could try an orthotic such as "superfeet" I use them in all my shoes they''l fit in. Don't push down as long on your pedals you shoulld be pulling back at the "9 o'clock" position in any case, see J, Frey's vid -it's near the top of the list if you search "you tube" for pedaling technique
    Pat5319


  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    cherry hill, nj
    Posts
    5,915
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Are you using any straps on the pedals? I ask because a lot of times the acking is due to mashing too hard on the pedals. Clipless or even straps on the pedals help take some relief off of the foot because without them, all you are doing is pushing/mashing down on the pedals which is no good. With clipless/straps, you have the ability to bring the foot up going from the down stroke to the upstroke.

    Guess if you do not want clipless/straps, dont mash and spin more.

  7. #7
    Senior Member BikinPotter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Seattle
    My Bikes
    Marin MTB
    Posts
    245
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by chasm54 View Post
    Strange. Stiffer soles should prevent foot problems, not cause them. Give it a while, it may just be your feet adapting to the new shoes.

    I think chasm54 is the winner...I rode today with no aches. I think my feet just need to adjust. Do I mash the pedals? I try not to...but sometimes you have to.

  8. #8
    Humvee of bikes =Worksman Nightshade's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    5,165
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by BikinPotter View Post
    I'm not interested in clipless pedals. I did purchase a pair of 5.10's for riding. Stiffer soles, stick to the pedals well. They're quite comfy, but I noticed yesterday after a few miles my feet began to ache. The ache went away after a few minutes of being off the bike. Since the soles of the 5.10's are stiffer than the Keen boots I had been wearing for the last month, I'm wondering if it's about having my feet in a new position. I'm hoping it's just a matter of breaking them in. Any thoughts?
    Something in your setup is restricting your feet either not allowing normal swelling to happen or restricting blood flow.

    IMO it's a bit of both......

    I'd look REALLY HARD at your shoes. Really hard..........
    My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
    I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.

    Originally Posted by krazygluon
    Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •