Comfortable Road Shoes Needed

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  • TheBigYin
    TheBigYin Posts: 5,682 Member
    Good point on the insoles...it's not something I thought about at first, because due to an accident resulting in my having odd length legs I have to use custom orthotics instead of the standard insoles... But, don't the specialised insoles have a deliberate Metatarsal Bump right about where you mention the problem occurring. Perhaps a change of insole may help... There are even heat re-mouldable ones that may be worth a try.

    Yes Specialized has a metatarsal button and I think it works. YMMV, their insoles are not exactly cheap in price but when i bought mine comfort trumped my budget and it is time to replace them.....8k miles later or so.

    That's the thing though, they work for you, that's great, if the OP had your feet ans legs then they might work for him. Thing is SOMETHING isn't working for him, maybe it's the bump in the foot beds - maybe he needs it flatter - maybe he needs a bigger bump - who knows, but if I was having problems I'd be happy for people to throw any extra information into the pot.

    FWIW I wish I could opt for something as cheap as new foot beds and it solve the problem... The orthotics in my shoes definitely cost more than the Sidi's :laugh:
  • veloman21
    veloman21 Posts: 418 Member
    BTW, I just got a pair of Sidi Genius 6.6 Vent Carbon Mega and they are fantastically comfortable. They have a vent that you can open in summer, close in winter and it really provides a lot of extra cooling to your feet. They're pricey but if you do long rides, a good fitting pair of shoes are vital.
  • TheBigYin
    TheBigYin Posts: 5,682 Member
    BTW, I just got a pair of Sidi Genius 6.6 Vent Carbon Mega and they are fantastically comfortable. They have a vent that you can open in summer, close in winter and it really provides a lot of extra cooling to your feet. They're pricey but if you do long rides, a good fitting pair of shoes are vital.

    Very Nice disco slippers :wink:
  • veloman21
    veloman21 Posts: 418 Member
    Very Nice disco slippers :wink:

    LOL, they are a bit blingy!! Not many manufacturers make wide fit cycling shoes so it's slim pickings for the EEE mob :-(