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Old 08-24-12, 07:07 PM   #1
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wnt cleats moved back, need shoe advice

Can anyone recommend a shoe that allows the cleats to adjust further back in relation to the foot than the average shoe? Or, a shoe that lends itself to an easy modification? Trying to resolve a numb toes issue and I want to experiment with midfoot cleat placement. Specifically interested in SPD shoes
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Can anyone recommend a shoe that allows the cleats to adjust further back in relation to the foot than the average shoe? Or, a shoe that lends itself to an easy modification? Trying to resolve a numb toes issue and I want to experiment with midfoot cleat placement. Specifically interested in SPD shoes
Can't you just use a Dremel tool to elongate the slots on any shoe? a quarter-inch ought to be far enough for proof-of-concept.
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i have some shimano's and some PI's and neither appear to be receptive to modification.
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Do your current shoes have slots for the cleats or holes? I have slotted shoes like this that allow for the cleat to be pretty far back.

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all my shoes have slots like you pictured. the further I move back the cleats back the longer I can ride without numbness. all my shoes have the cleats back as far as they can go.
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those actually look like the slots are back further than mine. I have shimano M087's
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You might want to check out different Shimano shoes to see if the slots are long enough for what you're looking for.
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If you get the cleat too far back you can cause knee problems. If you toes go numb it could be a pedal or shoe problem. I can't use Speedplay pedals they cause problem with numbness, I switch back to Look and no more problem. You might also need a wider toe box shoe so your toes have room when the feet swell.
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