Specialized shoes & numb toes.

sopworth
sopworth Posts: 191
edited April 2011 in Road buying advice
Does anyone else suffer with numb toes when wearing Specialized shoes?

I bought a pair of the Road Comp shoe and when I'm about 10-15 miles into a ride my toes feel numb.

It wasn't even cold this morning so I can't blame the weather!

Is this common to others?

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  • Stewie Griffin
    Stewie Griffin Posts: 4,330
    I used to suffer from it in my spesh shoes, I was doing them up too tightly. Haven't suffered from it since.
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,400
    Specialized shoes were't wide enough for me and gave me trouble on longer rides. My feet aren't particularly wide either. Splashed out on some sidi mega shoes and now have plenty of room.
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  • clx1
    clx1 Posts: 200
    Had the same problem. traded up to Sidi Ergo 2s which are the dogs ********.
  • I do too but only in winter

    I eventually worked out that thick socks plus tight neoprene overshoes = squeezed circulation

    In summer they are fine
  • sopworth wrote:
    Does anyone else suffer with numb toes when wearing Specialized shoes?

    I bought a pair of the Road Comp shoe and when I'm about 10-15 miles into a ride my toes feel numb.

    It wasn't even cold this morning so I can't blame the weather!

    Is this common to others?

    You are either tightening the lower strap (if it has one?) too much or the lower toe section is too tight for your feet.

    Must admit, I did not get on with a pair of Specialized shoes a few years ago and the bio-geometry sole ended up giving me ankle problems. Switched to a pair of Sidi's and the problem disappeared in a short time. Now into my second pair of Sidi's (Ergo 2's).....would recommend Sidi's to anybody & you can even replace most parts of the shoes.
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  • sopworth
    sopworth Posts: 191
    Thanks for all your responses guys. I'm going out for long ride later and will see how they fare up again. It's not really cold so can rule out 'cold numb' and I will only have some thin socks on today.

    For those that bought Sidi shoes - what size did you buy in relation to you normal shoe size?

    Thanks again
    Mark.
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,400
    sopworth wrote:
    Thanks for all your responses guys. I'm going out for long ride later and will see how they fare up again. It's not really cold so can rule out 'cold numb' and I will only have some thin socks on today.

    For those that bought Sidi shoes - what size did you buy in relation to you normal shoe size?

    Thanks again
    Mark.

    I'm normally a ten and I find most bike shoes come up a bit small, so i'd go one size up. My normal walking shoes are ten(44) and my sidi are 11(45). And I got them in mega to make sure they were wide enough across the middle. Don't like my feet being squeezed.
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  • Squillinossett
    Squillinossett Posts: 1,678
    I think the problem is you are making them too tight!

    I used to strap mine up as tight as they would go, thinking it would give me more power :lol:

    No, I leave the toe stap pretty loose, my new shoes use the Boa system, so i just make sure they are slacker near the toe.
  • clx1
    clx1 Posts: 200
    sopworth wrote:
    Thanks for all your responses guys. I'm going out for long ride later and will see how they fare up again. It's not really cold so can rule out 'cold numb' and I will only have some thin socks on today.

    For those that bought Sidi shoes - what size did you buy in relation to you normal shoe size?

    Thanks again
    Mark.

    I take a 42 in normal shoes and 44 for the Sidi Ergo 2s, a 44 is big enough to take a thicker sock in the Winter.
  • kingrollo
    kingrollo Posts: 3,198
    try northwave vertigo - they are wide - without the mega price tag of the sidi