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Old 12-01-16, 10:05 PM
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New shoes hurt...any quick fixes?

I recently bought some new cycling shoes, two whole style, and they fit perfectly in every way except one. The tongue of the shoes rubs terribly on the place where my calf meets my foot (on top of my foot). Since everything else is comfortable I am afraid to get a new pair.
Is there any way I could lessen or get rid of this problem? or will I need to buy a different pair?
(This is my first pair of clipless shoes, so I'm not sure what to expect)

Thanks for your help!!

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Old 12-02-16, 12:48 AM
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Old 12-02-16, 05:13 AM
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Maybe there is a high spot on it.
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Old 12-02-16, 08:05 AM
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maybe wet the tongues, bend &/or fold them & clamp them bent/folded until they dry, thereby re-forming them
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May we see a picture of your foot in the shoe?
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? Tongue is the bit on the front of the shoe under the fasteners.. The calf is on the back of the leg.. If it is indeed the tongue (and not the back of the shoe that's biting, is there an option to just cut a V shape out where it's rubbing?
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Sorry, I guess I meant shin...I could probably cut off a peice, but that would probably make the shoe wear out faster...right?
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Old 12-02-16, 10:50 AM
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Its worth a try, thanks!!
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The pictures don't show because they're not uploaded to Bike Forums or onto a host website, like photobucket. Try uploading or putting them on photobucket and then we can see them.
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ok. I think I have the situation now. Thanks for the picture.
1.Try loosening the top binder ( the non-velcro one).
2. Work the bit of the tongue that rubs your foot with your fingers.
Or soften it with pliers. You know, break it in a little.

Try this before you resort to cutting anything.
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If shoes don't fit right the first time you put them on, they are not the shoes for you.
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It looks to me like the top strap could be a touch high for your foot, meaning that the tongue is being forced down. Maybe go a touch looser with the top buckle.

I find straps on a lot of shoes being poor compromises for my feet and have cut them off two shoes and replaced them with grommets and laces. Made the shoes radically more comfortable.

Edit: trailangel: my feet love the lasts Lake chooses to shape its shoes around. The basic shoe, even the cheap Lakes, rate very high for comfort in the ranking of the shoes I've ridden the past 45 years. Once I canned the straps, all that comfort was there.

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add more padding in the tongue?
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Soften up the shoe with whatever works best, oil or water based. Go to your local Walgreens or similar and get some "moleskin" and put one or two layers on your sore spot and go for a ride. Do this for a few rides and you should be good to go.


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*Moleskin is an adhesive backed felt material designed to stick to your skin. It protects you from friction, pressure and blisters.
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Don't wear them.

Quickest fix imaginable, since you aren't wearing them now---problem already solved.

Have you baked them at 175 degrees for 20 minutes, then worn them?
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So I clamped the tounges backwards and wet them and let them dry (runnon. They have felt good for the two rides I have done, thanks for yalls help!!
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Shoe repair shops do stretching..
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