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Offline jkg188

Hurting Feet
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2007, 12:32:39 am »
"Since then I have gone back to the old style of clip and have had better results, or no pain."

Not sure if I am reading this correctly, but if you have no pain with the old-style of clip, then is that solution too much of a trade off for the pedals you prefer? My thought is that as I age I had better do the least harm to my body as possible!

I am still choosing a pedal myself. I don't really have any experience myself at this point to reference, but this is an interesting article from a different perspective: http://www.rivbike.com/article/clothing/the_shoes_ruse

Offline Michael

Hurting Feet
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2007, 02:57:08 am »
jkg188
Thanks for the good advice. I have been coming to this conclussion as well, it's just hard to give up old habits (and money spent). The article was great! M


Offline litespeed

Hurting Feet
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2007, 03:11:51 pm »
I use mountain SPD's and suffer pain in my right foot. It was crushed when I was 23. I can live with it but it gets real bad when it rains and my shoes get soaked. Apparently the skin softens - something like the "immersion foot" that soldiers in Vietnam got. I might get some type of waterproof booties to avoid this. Any suggestions?


Offline Michael

Hurting Feet
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2007, 07:43:25 am »
Litespeed, I will do some checking and see what I can find out. Since I live in a small village in Thailand my ability to find information is limited (I do have the web). M


Offline gretnagirl

Hurting Feet
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2007, 12:01:00 pm »
After many miles and years of riding, I too experienced the pain and agony of the balls of my feet aching, burning, cramping while riding in Hawaii. It got to the point where I would have to stop every five miles.  To get through the trip, I switched out the pedals with a wider base style, and put thick insoles in my shoes.  Once back home, I unfortuately switched from the SPD's to LOOKs--I still use insoles, and am very cautiously monitoring my feet.  Not riding is NOT an option.  

Diana


Offline RussellSeaton

Hurting Feet
« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2007, 01:22:45 pm »
"I might get some type of waterproof booties to avoid this. Any suggestions?"

Some people commenting after the wet Paris Brest Paris ride this year mentioned they used Seal Skinz waterproof socks.  For those who use the socks without tights/leg warmers over the tops and get water coming in from the top, Seal Skinz makes a submersible sock that keeps water from coming in the top.  Some kind of tighter seal up there.  As for me I used Smartwool quarter height socks in medium weight.  Wet the entire ride, but didn't matter much.

http://www.danalco.com/htmls/products/products.shtml



Offline litespeed

Hurting Feet
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2007, 06:55:38 pm »
I tried vacyclist's advice to move my SPD cleats fully rearward. I did my Sunday ride today and the improvement in comfort was considerable. I wish I'd known about this years ago.


Offline gretnagirl

Hurting Feet
« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2007, 07:19:19 pm »
Incredable...after reading through these posts, researching neuroma sites, I began iceing my foot each night after work and rides.  I also took a closer look at my cleats, and realized there was another position--more rear...(why didn't I see that earlier in the summer??).  I've only gotten to do Mt bike rides this week as the road bike is still apart on my living room floor...but my foot seems to be much better!!  I'm going to keep up w/ the ice as a precaution for a while though....