The Right Size & Shape
It is easy to understand what a shoe too small or too large might feel like on our feet. We have all tried on different shoes, especially as children, just to see how they feel. But on these occasions, you were not going to wear them for several hours while trying to put large amounts of power through them.
Firstly, and most obviously, it’s important to have the right size and shape otherwise it is very likely to lead to pain and discomfort. This is not right, you can avoid this with a correct foot measurement and shoe matching.
Secondly an incorrect size, especially too big, can lead to large amounts of power loss. Again, a correct matching of feet with shoes will ensure all the power you produce can be transferred into the pedals.
We have several types of foot measuring devices and years of experience to of measuring feet to be able to give you the correct advice.
Wide Fitting Shoes
So you have wide feet, or possibly relatively normal width feet but trying to put them in narrow shoes.
All shoes are made on a Last, the mould that forms the shape of the shoe. Some shoe brands have their own design and shape of Last, but these will differ from one brand to the next. Also, some brands just use whatever Last the factory they currently use have available. In other words, the width of all Bike shoes can vary immensely, there is no specific size for a standard width.
So, you may not need an ‘official’ wide fit shoe, you may just need one wider than the one you are currently trying.
If you get shoes too wide for you then you are in danger of having t over tighten them to stop them from moving. This overtightening can lead to pain and numbness and can distort the body of the shoe. Let us measure your feet and advise.
Before You have a Bike Fit
The best Bike Fitters will spend at least the first third of your bike fit assessing your Feet, Shoes, Cleat position and pedals. In this assessment they may find you have the incorrect size or shape shoes. If they are a good fitter, they will advise you change the shoes before you complete the fit.
So, let’s hope you have a good fitter, but will they have the shoes you need available from stock. If not, you may have to abandon the fit and reschedule after having to hunt around for the correct shoes.
Worst still, your fitter does not take the time to assess your shoes and carries on with the fit regardless, possibly rendering it worthless or even dangerous.
Visit RXM CUSTOM first. Let us give you a full and proper foot measurement and if you have incorrect shoes, we can help you with the right ones. When you go for your Bike Fit you will know from the start your fitter is going to find all the right measurements for your fit.
All good bike shoes will have a strong and firm heal counter. These are sometimes formed unseen inside the heal and other times formed as hard plastic outside of the heal. They have two functions. Firstly, to help hold the back of your foot firmly in the heal of the shoe. Secondly to stop the heal of the shoe breaking down from constant unclipping from the pedals. This stops any movement of the foot forwards or sideways and stop heal lift. All of which can lead to fatigue, discomfort, and power loss.
With Lake and Bont Custom Moulding shoes the heal, and in some the sides as well are totally mouldable to take up your unique shape. This makes your shoes fit exactly with no heal movement so total comfort and maximum power transfer.
We are Lake Elite Stockists and specialise in Custom Moulding