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Collapsing heel on road shoes and feet popping out

Old 12-08-10, 10:22 PM
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Collapsing heel on road shoes and feet popping out

My road shoes ( 2 different Shimano sets) have been acting up over the past year. While my right shoe fits perfectly like a glove on both pairs, the left shoe (same size) tends to work its way off my foot when I'm pedaling hard, to the point that my foot has literally popped out of the shoe, even at max tightness.

I wore multiple pairs of socks, but it just got uncomfortable, and still popped out as I couldn't cinch down the shoe to the max.

And now to boot, the heel of the left shoe has gotten crushed, and I noticed there is no heel cup to stabilize this, so the rear of my shoe doesn't fit as well any more.

Think new shoes (SIDIs?) would help? Or should I try something else? (Sole inserts also didn't help)
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Old 12-08-10, 10:26 PM
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are your feet different sizes or something?

that's the only explanation I can think of
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Old 12-08-10, 10:26 PM
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Unless your left foot is a completely different size than your right I would simply try a different brand.
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Old 12-09-10, 01:23 AM
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How old are your shoes?
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Old 12-09-10, 04:40 AM
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When I come on to this forum and scan the threads, there are jsut some you HAVE to look at due to the title.

But seriously, if you want the best heel support going, Sidi Ergo shoe. The shoe has and adjustable heel support that will close the back of the shoe around your Achilles tendon. Be prepared to spend a lot of money for this shoe. The Genius 6.6 has the support but it's not adjustable.
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Old 12-09-10, 01:03 PM
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I have the 6.6 and the retention system does work. If it's not just right you can buy the adjustable system for ~$40. GL
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Next time you get new shoes always use a shoe horn when you put them on. seriously. I'll bet you're breaking down the heal over time when you put them on.
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I'm pretty sure my shoes are roughly the same size - all my running shoes (I run a lot) and other work and hiking shoes have no problems.

I never have a problem crushing the sole when I'm putting the shoe on - it's during the ride that my left foot pops out and thus crushes the sole somewhat since it's hanging out in the breeze.

Maybe Shimanos just aren't for me - although I did get a pair of Nashbar mtn bike shoes, and guess what - similar thing - dang left foot keeps popping out!
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