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Good Video and Tips for cyclists and triathletes…
You are correct that if you use a “thicker” winter sock the shoe will be
too tight. So if that is your application you may want to size up. Though I
recommend using the same sock year round and using different types of shoe
covers to keep the piggies warm. As for the foot swelling. Most people have
few issues with foot swelling on the bike. But if that is an issue for you
then you should size up a bit. Just be careful not to have your foot
floating in the shoe. Does this help?
hey there. I have a really hard time because my left foot is a full
european size higher than my right foot. (47 and 48, respectively.) I
purchased the specialized 74s because they’re made out of kangaroo leather,
which apparently stretches out a bunch and I bought them in 47. the left
foot is right up to the end almost, but maybe there’s a millimeter. my plan
is to wear them around the office without cleats for a bit to stretch them
out before riding. what are your thoughts here?
@javaruke Thanks for the question. Your toes should not be touching the end
of the shoe. They should be very close and if you wiggle your toes you may
be able to just touch the end. Does this help?
What about leaving space for swelling that takes place during the ride?
Great, thanks for this! Very informative.
Thank you for this excellent video. So, a “road” cycling shoe should fit
your feet tighter than any other shoe you put on your feet. What about MTB
@Firewalker5264 Yes. Though I would say that it is rare for cyclists to get
PF from riding. The most important remedy is supporting the arch with a
custom foot orthotic or at least a high quality off the shelf insole.
Thanks for such a clear and helpful video. I am having issues with my toes
and balls of my feet going numb- do you think this is likely to be caused
by the shoes or should I try adjusting other elements of the bike fit?
Thanks in advance for any tips.
Can u use a mtb shoe on a road pedal?
What are those shoes that your holding in the video and how much are they.
So the shoe should be tight but not so tight that they feel uncomfortable
and cut off circulation. Kind of like a snow ski boot.
Thanks for this!
Is the shoe supposed to be snug throughout the whole foot? I tried on
several pairs of cycling shoes and it feels nice and snug around the heel
and ankle, even somewhat on top of the foot, but is roomy where my toes
are. The problem for me is that size 47 seems to work with the size of my
foot, but my big toe pushed against the front of the shoe. Size 48 is good
in length, but generally feels a little roomy around the toes. I wear size
13 walking/running shoes and they fit just fine.
Thanks for the comment!
I just got some new cycling shoes and pedals for my bike but im having
trouble getting used to clipping into them and not getting hurt i already
fell over on a trail and im wondering if you have any tips about how to get
used to clicking into the pedals. im Using specialized comp road shoes with
Look Keo classic pedals and cleats
Good one Guru! I like your podcast as well – Cycling 360 Media
Thanks for your speedy response. Looking into your suggestions. Again many
thanks. From wales.
Barrie, Sounds about right. But make sure it feels good. Also you will want
to use a supportive insole
I bought a new pair and my toes are touching the end of the shoe, should I
go a size larger?
WOW – what a video; this is SOO SOO right everything this man says is SOO
totally correct !!! Soo many riders ive seen talk about cycling shoes ie
‘oh you need a bigger shoe – you need plenty of space…’ etc… Play this
film a few times coz its just very very right !!!
wish i had seen this sooner. none the less….good info
@TheDjed19 That sounds very large. If they are “walkable” cycling shoes you
may want a little extra space but certainly not 1.5 inces.
thanks for the video . I bought some lake tahoe cycling shoes , my first
ever pair , was worried about width as i have slightly wider foot , did an
hour on them on bike in gym to try out , was ok and foot didnt fall asleep
and could wiggle toes , altho red down both sides of both feet i attribute
that to them being new . Do you still experience redness down sides of your
feet ? – its not sore just due to snug fit i guess . Good video though ,
set my mind at rest
@antonystevensmusic “hot foot” is usually a support issue. If you are a
pronator then likely you don’t have appropriate arch support. Look for an
off the shelf supportive insole like the ones in the video. The supports in
your shoes are not doing the job. While a wider shoe may help it is not
really fixing the cause. This help?
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