I'm using SPD pedals on a new Trek that I recently purchased (2002 Trek 2200) in an effort to ride more instead of relying on sporadic mountain biking, and I'm really having a problem with my feet just *aching* while I ride. I went and had my feet sized because I feared it may have been just a wide foot, and I discovered I was EE, so I purchased a pair of Nike Ventoux because they came in wide sizes. The shoes *seem* to fit nicely, but this is my first pair of true road shoes, and they're stiff (like they should be). Previously I had worn my Shimano mountain biking shoes which were certainly less stiff that the road shoes. I didn't experience any massive discomfort with those, but they were certainly more "sneaker-like" shoes. Do you have to get "used" to road shoes? Like I said, the shoes seems to fit nicely, and are comfortable when I'm just wearing them before a ride, but after about 10 miles or so, my feet just ache terribly and I find I have to take them out of the pedals and move them around a lot. Is this normal too? Do you have to take a "break" every few miles and just move your feet around? Is the stiffness of the shoe just transferring more vibration and road to my feet and I'm just more "sensitive" to it right now? I know this might seem like a vague question, but I really don't know how else to ask it. I'm hoping I can either learn to "tough it out" until it's more comfortable, or get a new pair of shoes if I have to. So far right now, the ONLY thing that is a constant source of pain and discomfort are my feet. I feel like if I could just get over my feet aching so badly, I could ride forever. The bike seems to fit fine, I'm comfortable on it, and I love riding it. It's just my damn feet.