Yesterday I picked up and test rode a pair of Sidi Genius 5 shoes. At the store they fitted well just standing up but cleated and on the bike i was getting some pain on my left foot - especially out of the saddle. The ball of my left foot was near the bottom of the arch support which threw off complete power transfer. For some reason this is only happening on my left foot - im guessing my feet are uneven.
#1 how long does italian leather and carbon soles take to "break-in?"
#2 try some orthopedics?
#3 return and find something else?