Join Date: Jun 2012
Bikes: Felt Z4, Trek HiFi deluxe, & a polished turd
This season my feet have not felt good for some reason I started cycling with spd, & then eventualy switched to speed play, didn't take me long on those to realise they were not for me, I then switched to spd-L (look style), & everything was much better as I had last year got them to a place where they were pretty good on long rides, (I do 5-6 century & century plus rides each year & am averaging around 5000 miles per season) but yes I have had foot pain issue's this season, & I figured they would be a problem at some point which is why I brought along platforms in case. I have the cleats set back as far as they will go as they caused me trouble anywhere else. I should mention that I do not have spectacular feet, I wear down my street shoes on the outside edge of both feet. & I'm pretty sure that don't help my cause when clipped in on the bike. I also ride with a rather thick arch supported insole which I'm begining to think must be taking up to much room in the shoes & thus cramping my toes. I really like the cushioning of the insole as I have always felt the insoles offered in cycling shoes are borderline pathetic & since I have had trouble with them more than not, I figure I need a soft insert. The insert I have, I purchased from the walking person's store where they stand you on that preasure sensor pad to find out what one you need. My shoes are Sidi, a lower priced model with the 3 velcro straps. I originaly had some high dollar sidi carbons that I found to be to small & way to hard for my messed up feet, so I went up a size & down in price with out all the carbon & gadgets & like i mentioned , last season they seemed good...this season, not so much; I'm beging to think I need a larger toe box area or even a wide (In street shoes I don't need anything special like wide) but if I am to keep my current insole in my cycling shoes, I know I will need to switch to something different cause they are not feeling well this season.