Outer foot pain

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Anonymous, Jun 17, 2003.

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  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Hi,

    I commute 7 miles to work. Near the end of the ride I develop pain along the outside edge of both
    feet. I am using Sidi dominators and SPD's adjusted so that my feet are as near to the crankarms as
    possible. The pain also occurred with my previos shoes (Specialised Comp). Has anybody had similar
    problems? Will a switch to (wider) road pedals help?

    Cheers.
     
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  2. Marcus Coles

    Marcus Coles Guest

    Barney wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I commute 7 miles to work. Near the end of the ride I develop pain along the outside edge of both
    > feet. I am using Sidi dominators and SPD's adjusted so that my feet are as near to the crankarms
    > as possible. The pain also occurred with my previos shoes (Specialised Comp). Has anybody had
    > similar problems? Will a switch to (wider) road pedals help?
    >
    > Cheers.
    >

    I live in the dark ages of clips and straps and so this advice may not be appropriate.

    I once had a similar problem although it took about 20 miles of riding to rear its head. I blamed
    it on the pedals, the quills, the straps, crank "Q factor", but switching everything had little or
    no effect.

    It was finally solved by going to wider shoes.

    Perhaps you are buying your shoes too narrow.

    Marcus
     
  3. Peter Cole

    Peter Cole Guest

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    > Hi,
    >
    > I commute 7 miles to work. Near the end of the ride I develop pain along the outside edge of both
    > feet. I am using Sidi dominators and SPD's adjusted so that my feet are as near to the crankarms
    > as possible. The pain also occurred with my previos shoes (Specialised Comp). Has anybody had
    > similar problems? Will a switch to (wider) road pedals help?

    Try moving the cleats to the inside (as far away from the crank as possible).

    Try putting washers under one cleat bolt to tilt the cleat (you may need longer bolts).

    The Sidi soles are very stiff, so I doubt wider pedals/cleats will help. My guess is that your feet
    are pronating (rolling), either because the cleat isn't centered or they naturally pronate. Feet
    shouldn't hurt in only 7 miles, something must be pretty seriously wrong. Do you have very wide
    feet? Do you wear out shoe soles on one edge or the other?
     
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