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Old 07-05-09, 11:10 AM   #1
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Burning feet

Hello,

I've just bought myself some niceish cycling shoes and was hoping they'd be amazing. All they did was make my feet burn. They're the same size as my last shoes and I slackened them off but that didn't help. Is this something you just have to get used to or is a question of socks?

Many thanks for your advice.

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Your problem may be caused by wearing cotton socks in hot weather. If there are cleats on the bottom of the shoe try moving them back.
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Thanks AndrewP. Why does moving the cleats back help? I've gone back to my normal shoes. Are there other reasons for having the cleats further back? I've always just put them in the middle where marked by the manufacturer. Appreciate your help.

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sizing might change slightly from manufacturer to manufacturer. if you mean hot spots by "burning" give them some more mileage.
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I have problems with hot spots during long rides. I had the cleats moved down. Well see if that helps.
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Thanks AndrewP. Why does moving the cleats back help?
Because it made things better for me. I dont know what sort of cleats you have, but the SPD shoes I use give quite a lot of fore/aft adjustment
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Thanks AndrewP. Why does moving the cleats back help? I've gone back to my normal shoes. Are there other reasons for having the cleats further back? I've always just put them in the middle where marked by the manufacturer. Appreciate your help.

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"middle" meaning under the ball of your foot, not middle of the slot hopefully. Are your other shoes SPD's?

Moving the cleat behind the ball of your foot reduces power but is frequently more comfortable. Also, bike shoes should be a tad bigger than your reg shoes, feet will swell up to 1 size when riding. Too tight shoes will also cause burning feet.
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Do you have high arches by any chance? I do and I had to add extra arch support to my cycling shoes to keep the outside edges of my feet from burning.
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Thank you CCrew. I bought a pair a size up and it's made all the difference. I'm putting the cleats right on the ball of my foot and that seems to be fine with the larger shoes. The other shoes were SPD's. Is that good? Thanks again.
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