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foot pain and SPDs?

M1llh0useM1llh0use Posts: 863
edited August 2009 in MTB general
started using SPDs recently and all started well. But for the last couple of rides i seem to be getting a pain in my right foot where the little toe meets the ball of the foot. It starts about half an hour into the ride lasts for 20mins or so then goes off but comes back after 3-4 hours. It is only the right foot and both the cleats are in the same position.

I've tried adjusting the cleat position tonight and will see how it goes tomorrow but will this stop the pain in the (bum) foot??
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    make sure the shoe is not too tight
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • M1llh0useM1llh0use Posts: 863
    thought that, have tried it looser but my left foot is about 1/4 of a size larger and there's no pain there....
    {insert smartarse comment here}
  • perhaps you need to adjust one of the cleats, just because they are in the same position it dont have to mean they are set corretly for you, do both your shoes ware evenly? mine dont and my cleats are in slightly different places

    worth thinking about

    hope this helps

    I recon im the tinyest horse you will ever see
  • Zeroman_IRZeroman_IR Posts: 290
    What pedals and shoes are you using? The footbeds in Shimano shoes don't give much support so don't suit everybody. That said, cleat position can make a huge difference. I was getting ankle fatigue with a new pair of Shimano MP66 shoes. Moved the cleat back about 2-3mm and they've been perfect ever since. Persevere with them, it's worth it in the end.
  • i find specilized shoes offer the best suport, depending on what kind you use it might be worth changing
    I recon im the tinyest horse you will ever see
  • M1llh0useM1llh0use Posts: 863
    well i adjusted both the cleats (left foot was giving a bit of crank rub) and seems a little better!

    FYI the shoes are mavic pulse and the pedals are shimano m520
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  • fcumokfcumok Posts: 283
    Best thing to do is take an allen key with you and play about with them on a ride.
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