Cycling Shoe Discomfort

If the shoe fits….
Cyclists often suffer foot discomfort, due in no small part to being clamped to an artificial contrivance for 1000’s of rotating rpm’s. Several factors influence foot comfort on the bike, with the choice of cycling shoe being so obvious it is often overlooked. This cyclist has a wider than average size Eu41 foot. Pictured are shoes from two different pairs. Both “fit”. One pair causes forefoot numbness after an hour of pedaling. The other doesn’t. One is a size 42, regular width, initially selected for better forefoot comfort over a regular 41, because this was the best option available in the bike shop. The other is a 41 wide, that rarely appears in stores, but is available online. You can probably guess which is best!  Width is important. So is length – for different reasons.

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