Insoles, cycling shoes?

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spliid
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by spliid

TheKaiser wrote:
spliid wrote:The issue being that my shoes are to small when putting the specialized in. My big toe is hitting the front. I really dont want to buy a new pair of shoes when I'm not sure if will help :oops:


If you are saying that your big toe is hitting the top of the toebox, due to the upward boost from a thicker insole, then you can simply trim the front portion of the insole off. The corrective action of the insole runs from the metatarsal heads (ball of the foot) backward, and the section under the toes is just foam, so you can simply trim the portion from the front edge of the ball of the foot forward. This will actually give your toes more room than with the stock Sidi insole provided, as they will run directly on the shoe midsole.

If you are saying that the insole is pushing your foot forward into the front of the toebox, so your big toe is hitting the front edge, then that would generally be caused by a differently shaped heelcup. Some insoles have a completely flat heel, and others are very cupped, such that they come up the back side of the shoe quite a bit, which can effectively shorten the internal heel to toe length of the shoe. In these cases, you can trim the "cup" portion that resides behind your heel, allowing your foot to sit back into the shoe slightly further, as it would without an insole, but preserving the arch corrections.


It's primarily the second issue. I actually considered switching to specialized but maybe I will start trimming the insole. Thx

topflightpro
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by topflightpro

I've used Specialized in the past, and they were fine.

But a couple years ago, I went with Riivo shoes and had custom insoles made for them. You can order just the insoles if you like. They cost about $100 but they are molded to your feet, and as they are made of carbon, they don't wear out much.

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reknop
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by reknop

perwjensen wrote:Very high quality would be Solestar insoles.

Also, Superfeet have worked well for me.


I went with Solestar Kontrol insoles as well.

While you need to adapt a little to the new feel, I'm really pleased with how stable the foot is in the shoe (no moving of the foot in the front of the shoe anymore).
Not cheap, but high quality ...

https://www.remo-knops.com/5692/solesta ... g-insoles/
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https://www.remo-knops.com/cycling/

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reknop
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by reknop

reknop wrote:
perwjensen wrote:Very high quality would be Solestar insoles.

Also, Superfeet have worked well for me.


I went with Solestar Kontrol insoles as well.

While you need to adapt a little to the new feel, I'm really pleased with how stable the foot is in the shoe (no moving of the foot in the front of the shoe anymore).
Not cheap, but high quality ...

https://www.remo-knops.com/5692/solesta ... g-insoles/


For Black Friday Solestar had a Kontrol winter edition for 69,- (only difference was the absence of perforation in the toe-area. So my second pair of Solestars is o its way for my second pair of Sidi Wire SP shoes.
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https://www.remo-knops.com/cycling/

wisefool
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by wisefool

I've been cycyling for years and I totally subscribe to the KISS model (Keep It Simple Silly).

There's no need to over analyse anything. If you are getting injured it's mostly one of two things - form and strength.

I'm no form exper and neither am I a strength expert. So I just read stuff an if it makes sense I run with it!

A lot of us cyclists have the following problems:

1. Metatarsalgia
2. Wide Feet
3. Morton's Neuroma
4. Bunions
5. Flat Feet and consequently Arch Pain

My thinking is this, while most of us do live on our bikes, many of us do not. We tend to spend a lot of out time off our bikes as well. And if we're not taking care of our feet when off our bikes then they most certainly aren't going to be healthy when we're on them!

KISS (Keep It Simple Silly)

If you have Metatarsalgia, check out the best shoes for metatarsal pain
If you have flat feet than read up about how to build your arches for flat feet

In fact just building up the arches of the feet (this means the intrinsic muscles of the feet), will help prevent most of our nagging injuries.

I've been doing these exercises for years and I have been (foot) injury free for a long time!

Hope this helps! :beerchug:

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