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Bottlenecks in cycling shoe

With a 'lump'  For example, it is difficult to find a good cycling shoe for your big toe joint or claw toes. Painful pressure spots will soon develop on these 'lumps'. A wider shoe solves this problem. But a new problem immediately arises. The shoe is also wider at the heel, making it easy to slip out. Painful 'lumps' on the heel can also cause a lot of misery. The heel counter of the shoe is often hard for good support. However, this one does not yield.  Blisters are often the result. A softer heel counter gives less pressure but also less support to the foot.


Does this mean that if you have 'lumps' you should cycle with pain? No it certainly doesn't.  With a few simple points of attention you can avoid a lot of trouble. Pay attention to it  buy cycling shoes  the correct width of the shoe. For example, when clawing the toes,  The height of the shoe at your toes is also very important. Also look at the thickness of the insole in the shoe, if it has a thick sole, it can be replaced by a thinner one to get more space at the toes. Note the material at the painful 'lump'. It is best if this is flexible and yields. Preferably no stitching on site, because these do not stretch.


You can use shoe trees if you are not wearing the shoes to stretch the shoe in a painful area. There are shoe trees where you can put 'plugs' in. You can do this to stretch the shoe a bit at the painful 'lump'. If you cannot find these, you can often have this done at a shoe repairer, 'let the shoe put on the last'.

If these solutions are not sufficient, your Profysic sports podiatrist can adjust the shoe. This can be done by locally deforming the shoe so that the 'lump' is relieved. But reliefs can also be made in the shoe to better distribute the pressure.

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