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Old 04-22-10, 06:55 PM
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My wifes numb foot.....

My wife was professionally fitted to her bike. During the four hours the fitter adjusted the cleats, added wedge in the shoe (a very minor amount), and installed a spacer on the spindle of the pedals.

She has a road bike but uses the spd clips and pedals. Twice her right cleat has gotten cockeyed whilst her left foot goes numb. She thinks it is the shoes. I think it is her pedal stroke. It looks like to me she is mashing with her dominate leg and not pedaling with her legs. I suggested goingback to the fitter and pedaling for 30 minutes on a trainer.

Here is a shot of my wifes foot



lol...the photo is a joke...the wife's numb foot is not.....please help!
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Old 04-22-10, 07:41 PM
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ugh.. sweet god..
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Old 04-22-10, 08:17 PM
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Old 04-23-10, 02:52 AM
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Get a ruler and actually measure your wife's feet, take measurements of both foot. For most people, one will be larger than the other. Sometimes significantly so, in those cases it might be better to wear a shoe that is 1/2 a size larger on a bigger foot. The problem is finding a store that will be willing to sell you a mismatched pair of shoes.

Another thing to consider is what type of shoes your wife is wearing. Most cycling shoes have a hard and stiff sole. Might take some time to break them in. When I first transitioned to clipless pedal and shoes, my feet were killing me for the first few weeks if I went on longer rides. Also different shoes will have different fastening devices, is your wife's shoes lace up, velcro, buckles or those integrated wire tighteners. One of the simplest mistake might be that she is over tightening the laces.
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That picture really threw me off. I had to read your post 3 times (with my hand covering the picture) before I understood your post.
Is the left shoe too small or too tight?
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Originally Posted by indybiker01 View Post
lol...the photo is a joke...the wife's numb foot is not.....please help!
Have her quit kicking your arse!
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Forget the fitting, your wife's foot need an exorcism.

Numb foot - I doubt the cause is the foot itself unless her shoe is on so tight blood flow is restricted(just press the skin and see how fast blood flows back in). Get her to try some isometric exercise like pistol squats and see if her left leg is weak.
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Apparently, when they put the shims in it made the shoe too small.....going to try bigger shoes...and a pedicure
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DREMEL TOOL to the rescue !!
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Dremel tool? If I had feet like that I would have to go amputation!
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you might also try a different shoe brand. I have a friend who spent a ridiculous amount of money on a pair of shoes, and they made his foot go numb. Changed shoes back to "old" brand, no problem. Tried a different model of the 1st brand - numb foot.
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