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Pedal stroke: on the ball of your foot, yes, but where?
I just got some new Candy SL's and Diadora Chili's for my cross bike. The Diadoras have two cleat mounting points, I chose the one closest to my heel. However, when I ride, it feels like the pedal is too far up on my foot.
I'm wearing a size 45 shoe (I usually wear 10.5-11 US), and it feels like I'm using the back of my toes on my pedal stroke rather than the balls of my feet. I tried to feel through the shoe to see what was striking the cleat, and it seems like I'm on the very front of the ball of my foot. Is this OK?
There's a good thumb width between the end of my big toe and the end of the shoe, but there's not much room between my little toe and the end of the shoe at all the way it's pointed, so I'm afraid if I sized down to a 44 my feet would get cramped. Where exactly on the ball of your foot should your cleat be?