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My aching foot!(5 posts)

My aching foot!Pacman
Aug 2, 2001 10:13 AM
Has anyone out there used Diadora molded footbeds? I'm considering getting a pair for my Carnac Comets. Whenever I ride I get tingling and pain in my right foot after about 20 minutes especially if I ride hard. The pain is always on the right side and bottom of my foot. It's happened no matter what type of shoes I've had Diadoras, Carnac, Nike, Time and Lake. The story has been the same. I have average arches and mildly underpronate so I'm not sure what to make of it. The Diadora footbeds may be a possible solution. Please share any experiences you've had both good and bad. Thanks in advance.
My Diadora footbeds....Cima Coppi
Aug 2, 2001 10:26 AM
Worked great in my Diadora shoes and were very comfortable. However, when I purchased my Sidi G3's, I put the footbeds in them and did not like the way they fit. They took up a bit too much volume in the shoe, and made my feet tingle and go numb. So I went back to the footbed Sidi shipped and have been fine with them.

Bottom line, a custom foot bed is the way to go. Find a reputable pediatrist or a hiking/ski shop that makes custom footbeds and take your Carnacs into them. They can make footbeds that fit your Carnacs perfectly, and its well worth the cost.
Possibly Pedals?JS5280
Aug 2, 2001 1:27 PM
You don't mention what pedals you're using. I had some Wellgo's that came with the bike and the platform wasn't that large so it put more pressure in the cleat area causing similar pain. Typically you'd feel it in both feet but one always seems worse than the other, probably due to one leg being stronger I would guess. Stiffer soles or larger pedals fixed this though. My $.02. . .
same here - need better shoes?Dog
Aug 3, 2001 5:47 AM
My feet are absolutely killing me lately. In fact, I have real bruises under the balls of my feet - black and blue. Hurts constantly.

I'm using Look pedals, with the cleats all the way back, and Vittoria All Carbon Blitz shoes. Standing, I can feel the middle of the soles of the shoes flexing a good half inch. These shoes are extremely light, but, alas, comfort must be catered to at the expense of lightness.

Any recommendations for the stiffest and most comfortable shoes around?

Might check REI etc. for aftermarket insolesRetro
Aug 3, 2001 8:01 AM
Factory insoles are often ACAP, a nickel or less apiece. REI (among others) carries a big selection of soles. Never tried them in cycling shoes, but they've made my running shoes and hiking boots a lot more comfortable. Some are only about 2mm thick.