Strange shoe fit issues..any advice? HELP!
-So long story short...ran a pair of Specialized Road comp shoes last season with zero issues. The problem is they are too big for my feet and a bit floppy, especially in the toe box.
-Late 2013 I decided to get "serious" and get a pair of Sidi Wires. They fit like a glove and I immediately fell in love...EXCEPT for the fact that after just one month on the trainer in Nov, my knees were shot to hell to the point where I could barely walk. I'm talking SERIOUS pain in the front area of my knees (tendon right underneath my knee cap). It took a month off the bike to get things even close to "normal" again.
-In Jan I went in for a full fit and I though he got me dialed in. The severe knee pain subsided but I was constantly having some knee issues from that point on.
-I take to the road beginning of April and noticed that rides of 1.5-2 hrs killed my knees when I was done. So bad that I was having to ice them down after each ride and it took days for my knees to settle down and stop hurting.
-This weekend, for the hell of it, I put on the old sloppy pair and POW! No knee issues.
So...I know most of you will just say "wear the old set" and that's what I'm going to do for now. The problem is...they fit poorly...very poorly. Also, I'm going to need to replacement sooner or later. Add to that the $400 shoes I have sitting on a shelf at this point and it brings me to the conclusion that I need to do something.
I'm guessing that the Sidi's fit so well that alignment is becoming a big issue. They're not overly tight but they have zero slop to them and I'm guessing this is the problem. My Specialized shoes allow a ton of foot movement...side to side, up and down inside the shoe. The Sidi's do not. I contemplating taking a hit on the Wires and selling them but I'm guessing that any fit shoe will give me the same headaches.
Either way...I'm going to call my fitter and schedule a followup. At this point I'm looking for any pointers on this...anyone here have similar issues?
I'm running Shimano SPD-SL 6800 pedals with yellow cleats on both pair of shoes...
I mentioned this on another forum...perhaps I should go with something like Speedplay?
Last edited by Smokehouse; 05-05-14 at 07:37 AM.