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Another damn shoe question...(4 posts)

Another damn shoe question...funknuggets
Jun 28, 2002 11:52 AM
Ok, we see this all the time fit, fit, fit... I just wanted to know a few things. If I get two different brands of shoes and then set the cleats to where they are in exactly the same position relative to the pre-drilled Look holes, should they feel the same. Im getting a strange twinge on the outside of my left knee. I was curious if anyone knew of whether I should move the cleat in or out... like moving the seat back/forth if getting knee pain front/back.

My right knee feels fine.

thanks in advance all!!!
re: Another damn shoe question...jromack
Jun 28, 2002 11:55 AM
You using red cleats?

Locate the cleat position in relation to the foot, not the shoe.

It may not be shoes/cleats at all. Might be a seat height/fore-aft deal.

Ever been professionally fitted?
Let me expand on this...funknuggets
Jun 28, 2002 1:13 PM
Ok, clearly I did not give enough info. Actually I use Ritchy Pro Logic spd pedals. BUT, here is the kicker, I have been using Shimino SPD cleats. They have worked great and actually give more float then the pedal is supposed to. But the shoes are wearing out and with more mileage, Im getting foot cramps because I think the soles are getting flexy. Nonetheless I got a pair of AXO shoes with a stiffer carbon sole and I put the actual Ritchie Spd cleats on in exactly the same pattern relative to the holes as my other shoes. But I feel a twinge on the outside of my left knee. Right is fine. I think fore-aft is fine, it is something lateral I am guessing. I just wanted to know if there was a general rule... outside hurts, move the cleat in,... etc.
okay, got it...jromack
Jun 28, 2002 4:31 PM
Move the left cleat inward slightly (in relation to your shoe). You need to "widen your stance" . Sounds like you are irritating the ITB.