Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
My Best setup was found after trial and error and It was used on my long solo tours
Insole anatomic Shaped Birkenstock cork composite (3/4 length)
in a loose fitting shoe sole modified to include a ecessed hour Glass slot cleat.
and a road toeclip pedal . loose straps .. slot in shoe holds foot on the pedal well enough,
curved wide slot allows a natural float, shoe stiff enough to support foot pedaling
though off the bike the stiffness has the heel riding up like a penny-loafer
but that is a concession to the riding function..
Users of clipless pedals need tighter fit shoes , just because loose
You may pull you foot out of the shoe as easily as release the pedal system..
JRA around town sprinting at stoplights, so Mashing hard then,
a insole with a stiffener from ball of foot back may help ,
the gel there as pictured in 1st post, seems to offer none.
Last edited by fietsbob; 11-11-13 at 12:17 PM.