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Shoes feel tighter after 30 or 40 miles.

Old 07-04-11, 01:03 AM
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Shoes feel tighter after 30 or 40 miles.

My bicycling shoes feel comfortable when I put them on, but after 30 or 40 miles, my shoes feel like they are cramping my feet and feel tight. I have rather inexpensive Adidas bicycling shoes that cost me about $115. Are my feet swelling while I ride?
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Yes, your feet are swelling while riding. That's normal.
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Originally Posted by Machka
Yes, your feet are swelling while riding. That's normal.
And just adjust your shoe's straps/ laces when they do.
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Couple of obvious observations to me...your feet swell while riding, loosen them after awhile. It is why I like my sepcialized boa enclosure system. So easy to just pop the knob and loosen them and pop it back shut. Or, just a slight twist to tighten them.
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Yep, feet are swelling, I have the same issue. Had to buy bigger than normal shoe to deal with it since I could not find any bike shoes that were available in wide sizes locally.
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