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    Hotfoot.

    I figured this would be the best forum to post this.

    I've notice, while riding my (RIP) single speed hybrid and my friends (gave it back ) Trek 3900 that I suffer from hot foot issues on my right foot during long rides. I try to take pressure off of it and make sure that I'm pushing evenly hard with both feet, but its pretty localized to just my right foot. What can I do about this?
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    Move your cleats back a bit.

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    Are you left handed?
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    I'm right handed and I don't own cleats.
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    I used to have that problem (both feet). I switched to a DH pedal with a BIG flat surface (Kona Jack Sh*ts or Kona WaWa). Since the switch I ride 50 miles with sandals, vans, whatever no problem. Previously I was using MKS Touring Lite and I would always get hot foot. I also heard if your shoe is too tight it may cause some issues.
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    Go to the 50+ forum here and look for a thread, "Cycling Shoes". You will find a discussion on hotfoot, or Morton's neuroma. Do a search on those, too, if you wish. There might be a number of issues involved.
    Last edited by Rowan; 04-28-11 at 02:55 AM.
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    Almost always a shoe-fit issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclesafe View Post
    Almost always a shoe-fit issue.
    In my experience, hot foot is almost always a shoe issue rather than a fit issue. I wear cycling-specific shoes with a very stiff sole and a high-quality insole. They don't walk particularly well, but they're terrific for long-distance pedaling...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sstorkel View Post
    In my experience, hot foot is almost always a shoe issue rather than a fit issue. I wear cycling-specific shoes with a very stiff sole and a high-quality insole. They don't walk particularly well, but they're terrific for long-distance pedaling...
    Fit of the shoes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclesafe View Post
    Fit of the shoes...
    Saying the same thing twice doesn't make it any more true

    I have two pairs of cycling shoes that fit very well. One of these pairs has a more flexible sole and my feet start to bother me after 40-60 miles. The other pair has an relatively stiff sole and can be used to ride 70-90 miles a day for weeks in a row. Both shoes are made by the same company, have identical insoles and, judging by the way they fit appear to be based on the same or at least very similar lasts... If the fit is somehow different between these two shoes, it's different in a way that's impossible for me to discern.

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    I did a cross country ride three years ago, and hot feet was a complaint of many people, including me, on that ride. I know it's an issue of shoes, fit, feet swelling, outside temperature, etc.

    As we were suffering, my friends and I spent many hours "inventing" self-cooling cycling shoes.

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    (can't help myself)

    use baby powder or Goldbond, because-----

    Hotfoot, started by perspiration

    ;-)

    (well that what it looks like when you look at the list of Touring threads)

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    Read the thread in the 50+ forum.

    It has nothing to do with heat and cooling. It has something to do with shoe fit, but the causes are varied... and result in one thing -- pressing together of the metatarsal bones so they pinch the main nerves through the foot, resulting in the nerves either going numb or reacting by creating a feeling of hotfoot.

    There are a number of solutions that I offer in the 50+ thread.
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    I have occasionally gotten into the rather bad habit of clenching my foot. This leads to hotfoot-like symptoms. When I force myself to consciously spread out my toes all is good. I have also found that using a more substantial insole than comes in most shoes really helps a lot with all foot comfort issues. Of course, nothing can help make poorly fitting shoes comfortable.

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