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Shoe/feet problems - pain on lateral (outside) surface(4 posts)

Shoe/feet problems - pain on lateral (outside) surfaceLarry Klassen
Aug 8, 2003 5:10 PM
I purchased new Nike Hautecams (sp?) recently, and put in supportive insoles for my arch (I've had problems with that before with regular shoes). Anyway, I just got back from a 2 hour ride, and could barely walk/weight bear once the shoes were off - I had excruciating pain on the outsides of my feet, midway (ie. along the 5th metatarsal). Does anyone know anything about this? The size is correct, I don't think they are too tight, but is this just that I may have put the middle strap too tight (or the ratchet)? By the way, I use Speedplay Frogs. I have a century in two days, now I'm worried! With my old (Lake) shoes, they were a little too big, and I'd get hot spots as well as foot numbness. Now I only get a bit of numbness 45 minutes and on in my ride. Any thoughts? My MTB shoes (Sidi Dominators) are much tighter (roads are 43, MTBs are 42, shorter and narrower) yet I never have problems with those. HELP, anyone!!
re: Shoe/feet problems - pain on lateral (outside) surfacePjkad
Aug 8, 2003 5:45 PM
Don't know the causes but use your Sidi Dominators with the Frogs. That's the combo I use with my road bike. Why try to re-invent the good fit you already have.
I may have figured it out - can anyone corroborate?Larry Klassen
Aug 8, 2003 6:17 PM
First, referring to the suggestion to use my Sidi's and Frogs: Great idea, but I don't have newer cleats, so they are pretty sloppy, especially for road where it is more noticeable. Otherwise I would consider it - I hear the new cleats are much better this way, and may do this at some point.

Now for my thoughts on why this happened - I am thinking maybe the cleats were set up too far inside, so my feet naturally fall over on the outside, stressing the lateral aspect. Does this make sense - anyone experienced this? When switching shoes, I made sure of the front/back placement of the cleats, but neglected the side to side.
I second that.shakyfish
Aug 9, 2003 5:18 AM
I had the exact same problem. I would have to stop after just 20 mins and rub my feet they hurt so bad. I have Sidi genius 4's. I moved the cleats closer to the center about 5-7 mm's and that did the trick. I still get sore occasionally (rarely now) but I believe that is from just poor form and maybe the float from the cleats causing me to push with my foot twisted.

Give it a try.

Good Luck..