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Old 08-01-07, 06:49 AM   #1
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shrinking shoes/foot pain

While on a ride the other day I got soaked in the rain. Now, my left foot (which is slightly larger than my right) will hurt after about 15 miles of riding. There is a burning sensation on the ball of the foot, which suggests a hot spot, which suggests too small shoes. The pain is alleviated, but not eliminated when I loosen the straps/buckles. Since the start of the pain seems to correlate with my shoes (SIDI genius Lorica) getting soaked, I was wondering if the leather-like Lorica will shrink.

Has anyone else had similar experience?

It could also be my old guy feet are slowly getting wider under the constant grasp of gravity and they hit a threshold where the shoe is too small.
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Old 08-01-07, 07:00 AM   #2
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I would be more suspect of the insole having deteriorated due to the moisture than I would the upper.
How long have you had these shoes?
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Old 08-01-07, 07:17 AM   #3
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Had the shoes about 18 months. The deteriorated insole idea does have merit because it seems my foot is "lower" in the shoe now (closer to the sole). So, I will try a new, less squashed, insole insert.
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When your feet got wet your shoes expanded as well as your socks this caused you to have increased pressure on metarsales and sounds like it may have caused hot foot. Take a look at the article I did on pezcycling news on hot foot.


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Old 08-01-07, 04:47 PM   #5
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Cool Stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I figured it was a nerve/inflamation thing. I put in new insoles and will switch from my speedplay pedals to my old Looks. Actually, I had no hot foot on the day I was rained on, it was on subsequent rides when I was bothered. My theory is the squashed insole allowed my metatarsal heads to be squeezed laterally with the foot located lower and in the narrower part of the shoe.
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Getting new insoles might make your burning feet problem worse. It will make the shoe fit tighter. When I got new shoes I replaced the new insoles with my old insoles and it lessened my hot spots ...
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When your feet got wet your shoes expanded as well as your socks this caused you to have increased pressure on metarsales and sounds like it may have caused hot foot. Take a look at the article I did on pezcycling news on hot foot.


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