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Metatarsal , looking for LARGE PLATFORM clipless pedals that relieve that

Old 07-29-20, 12:30 PM
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Metatarsal , looking for LARGE PLATFORM clipless pedals that relieve that

i tried DMR V-Twin and now after a few weeks have both pads of the feet feeling sore for five days now.

think i need to check out some new pedals. something with a large platform that might be interesting...according to articles I read, a larger platform would help more.
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Old 07-29-20, 12:32 PM
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What shoes are you wearing whilst pedaling? Are they stiff, or house slippers?
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Old 07-29-20, 12:33 PM
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Lots of them out there go have a look.. on the internet./.
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Old 07-29-20, 12:46 PM
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The aggravation of my pain was lessened when I switched to RaceFace Chester pedals and with the iSSi Thump pedals. Each on different bikes. The Thumps have a more concave platform. I wear either Keens or Altra shoes with rubber bottoms.
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Old 07-29-20, 12:52 PM
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I have Ergon pedals , I wear Birkenstocks .. with a locally done resole,
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Old 07-29-20, 02:03 PM
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I wear the stiffest soles available, and don't worry about pedal size.

Only pain in ever had was in the months before and after toe surgery.

As an aside, I just typed toe then was working on surgery, I got as far a S and my phone suggested "sensual". Android has some fetishes!
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I've had issues with this for years, both road and MTB. I ride 3-4X/wk for a couple hours, but when the pain comes on for me it's all over. I can adjust straps etc for awhile but then I have to stop. 10 min break and I can usually go another hour. I was told I have limited flexion in my ankles, so I'm naturally kinda "toes down", which puts more pressure on the forefoot. Stretching ahead of time seems to help, to get full ankle range of motion, and also lowering the saddle slightly so I don't pedal toes down.

Very important to have enough width in the toebox of the shoe. My best results have been with Lake shoes because they are wider in the forefoot and have a better insole/metatarsal pad than the others. It has the bump a bit more over toward the 3rd/4th metatarsal which is where the problem usually resides. For road use I use Ultegra SPD-SL road pedals and for offroad either SPD or RaceFace platforms with a lightweight hiking shoe. SPD get uncomfortable pretty fast due to the high pressure on small area.

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