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    Comfortable Cleat/Clip Shoes?

    So, having used Sidis and SPDs for years, then switching to flats for awhile and now back to SPDs, I find the Sidis hurt my feet on extended rides. Funny thing is it didn't hurt before but now it does.

    I've always believed and heard from others that stiffer soles distribute the pressure of the small SPD area better and should provide more comfort overall vs a soft soled shoe. A friend of mine swears by his Teva Pivots. I like the Teva Links for using my flats.

    That said, what shoes out there are your picks for comfort with regards to preventing/reducing the "foot burn" issues of SPD use? Thanks.
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    I've had good luck with the Giro Chambers. You can slide the cleat really far back, which in my experience always helped relieve the foot burn issue you mention. If I can't slide the cleat back far enough, riding clips kills my feet.
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    Love these, 661 Filter. I've got 2 pair, one for training and one for the woods. I've ridden 4+ hours without any foot burn. They run a little big, in my opinion.

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    Specialized Taho are pretty comfy for all day rides with a bit of hike-a-bike. Wide fitting too.

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    Play with different cleat positions and it is possible your insole may just be worn out also. If you aren't developing hot spots on the top or side of your feet then the shape of the shoes are fine. I would play with insoles and different cleat locations. Sidis are already good shoes.

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