Foot question...

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Kb, Jan 24, 2003.

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    I have the worst time finding shoes to use for cycling. I have size 10.5-11 feet. But they are
    fairly flat, and odd shaped. I was at physio today for another issue, and she noticed the shape of
    my foot while standing and said 'wow'. Basically, I have a narrow ankle, but then my mid-foot widens
    quite a bit, kind of buldges outward along the outside of the foot while standing. The best
    'scientific' way I could describe the location would be that it buldges outward around the 'lateral
    portion of the plantar-fascia'. And then the foot narrows a bit towards the forefoot. Anyone have a
    similar foot???:) I always get pain on that outside part of the foot, like the shoe is binding in on
    it, and feels like the outside curve on the shoe is pushing up into
    it.

    Not sure if any orthotics would help, as it doesn't seem to entirely be an arch prob, unless it is
    being caused somewhat by that outside curve of the sole pushing up.

    I do have a pair of rocket 7's, and I can see where they curve outward around that area. They fit
    pretty good, but I am not happy with the quality, carbon sole is peeling off, and they are gangly
    and ugly looking. And I don't feel like spending another ~$500 US to get another pair. I would
    *love* to find an off the shelf pair that I could get to work, but so far no luck. I have tried
    carnac legends, sidi energy's (not mega though, figured would be bad with my narrow ankle?), nike
    poggios (gonna try on a pair of hautacams, but probably will have same result as the poggios), and
    Northwaves (cheap model). The Northwaves were probably the best so far, but not perfect.

    Any foot specialists here????:) I've seen the web page for Lust shoes, but $900.........

    Help!
     
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  2. If Rocket 7 still has your mold (i think they keep them for a year or so), a new pair would cost
    less than $500. Actually, if this has happened within in a year or so of buying them, I'd complain
    to the Rocket 7 people.

    -- Jens

    "KB" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > I have the worst time finding shoes to use for cycling. I have size
    10.5-11
    > feet. But they are fairly flat, and odd shaped. I was at physio today for another issue, and she
    > noticed the shape of my foot while standing and
    said
    > 'wow'. Basically, I have a narrow ankle, but then my mid-foot widens quite a bit, kind of buldges
    > outward along the outside of the foot while standing. The best 'scientific' way I could describe
    > the location would be that it
    buldges
    > outward around the 'lateral portion of the plantar-fascia'. And then the foot narrows a bit
    > towards the forefoot. Anyone have a similar foot???:) I always get pain on that outside part of
    > the foot, like the shoe is
    binding
    > in on it, and feels like the outside curve on the shoe is pushing up into
    > it.
    >
    > Not sure if any orthotics would help, as it doesn't seem to entirely be an arch prob, unless it is
    > being caused somewhat by that outside curve of the sole pushing up.
    >
    > I do have a pair of rocket 7's, and I can see where they curve outward around that area. They fit
    > pretty good, but I am not happy with the
    quality,
    > carbon sole is peeling off, and they are gangly and ugly looking. And I don't feel like spending
    > another ~$500 US to get another pair. I would *love* to find an off the shelf pair that I could
    > get to work, but so far
    no
    > luck. I have tried carnac legends, sidi energy's (not mega though, figured would be bad with my
    > narrow ankle?), nike poggios (gonna try on a pair of hautacams, but probably will have same result
    > as the poggios), and Northwaves (cheap model). The Northwaves were probably the best so far,
    but
    > not perfect.
    >
    > Any foot specialists here????:) I've seen the web page for Lust shoes, but $900.........
    >
    > Help!
     
  3. > "KB" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > I have the worst time finding shoes to use for cycling. I have size
    > 10.5-11
    > > feet. But they are fairly flat, and odd shaped. I was at physio today
    for
    > > another issue, and she noticed the shape of my foot while standing and
    > said
    > > 'wow'. Basically, I have a narrow ankle, but then my mid-foot widens quite a
    bit,
    > > kind of buldges outward along the outside of the foot while standing.
    The
    > > best 'scientific' way I could describe the location would be that it
    > buldges
    > > outward around the 'lateral portion of the plantar-fascia'. And then the foot narrows a bit
    > > towards the forefoot. Anyone have a similar foot???:) I always get pain on that outside part of
    > > the foot, like the shoe is
    > binding
    > > in on it, and feels like the outside curve on the shoe is pushing up
    into
    > > it.
    > >
    > > Not sure if any orthotics would help, as it doesn't seem to entirely be
    an
    > > arch prob, unless it is being caused somewhat by that outside curve of
    the
    > > sole pushing up.

    Sounds similar to my husband's feet....he had a biomechanical assessment last week to try to
    understand ski boot fitting problems.....and the problem is caused by the neutral position of the
    foot not being in line with the leg (so when you're sitting with legs out in front, the foot is
    relaxed.....look at the foot...for normal foot you'd see the top of the foot, the toes, .....in a
    turned out foot, you'd see the arch or at least some of it....you try explaining this with no
    pictures!!)

    So, this means each time the foot lands, the arch side of the foot has to be pushed down by twisting
    the leg...pushing the side of the foot out to the edge of the shoe. Once standing still, his arches
    look normal....it's just the angle of foot that's weird.

    He's never had pain in other kinds of shoes - though he finds it difficult to find ones that
    'fit'.....which I know understand means 'do not restrict the pushing out at the side'......we're
    waiting for the orthotics to arrive!

    Have a foot comparing party with some friends to see if you think this might be you (!!)

    Cheers, Hedgehog
     
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