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    How come no one has fixed this issue with clipless shoes?:

    You position the cleat where you want it but there's a gap either in front or behind the cleat plate inside the shoe. That gap causes discomfort...for me anyway.

    I have Shimano AM9 shoes. I like them, BUT I run my CB cleats all the way to the rear, which means the plates are to the rear of the channel in the shoe. The extra room or gap in the front of my cleat plate creates a pressure point under my feet causing my toes to fall asleep and get cold.

    I'm debating trying Five Tens to see if they're better, OR find a way to fill that gap and remove any uneven spots in the sole. Has anyone done anything like this?
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    Try using RTV to fill it. .....

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    I was thinking RTV too! I always have a tube ready on my bench.
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    Just before I checked my random crap bin and found I still had a tube of 'Freesole'. I'll probably give that a go and see what happens.
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    Time to switch to flats.

    Sorry, that was way too difficult to pass up. bwaahahahaha

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    That's interesting, I've never had that problem. I've only had three pair of clipless shoes, two for MTB one for road.

    My two MTB pairs have been Giro Rumble. I put my cleats all the way to the rear. I have never felt anything that didn't feel like the bottom of a shoe.

    I will note that I use my MTB shoes only on my road bike and flats on my MTB.

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    specifically the shoes OP is talking about are the problem. they have a monster cutout

    most mtb shoes with cleats have stiffer soles and no huge channel underneath and no such issues
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    How come no one has fixed this issue with clipless shoes?:

    Quote Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
    specifically the shoes OP is talking about are the problem. they have a monster cutout

    most mtb shoes with cleats have stiffer soles and no huge channel underneath and no such issues
    Yep. The shoes he is using are the problem. I prefer stiffer soles.

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    Yeah I noticed the channel was super long, and with the plates and cleats all the way to the back, it leaves a hole under the ball of the foot with sharp edges. The filling-the-gap idea looks like it'll work. I have CB Mallet pedals that have pretty good contact with the shoe, front to rear and left to right so I think the flexiness of the shoe is minimized. I'll update once this stuff cures.

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