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    Shoe problem

    I just got new shoes and tried them out for the first time yesterday. due to trail conditions I just took my hardtail on a 10 mile road trip. About halfway through my toes started getting pins and needles and going numb a little bit. I never had this with my previous shoe, so I'm hoping it just positioning on the pedal or something setup wrong. Anyone have any advice on changes I can make? I don't think I had them too tight.

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    I have found the inner sole too hard on some shoes, leading to the pins and needles feeling. Adding a thin inner sole maybe with gel might help. I use Superfeet inner soles on all of my shoes and they usually do the trick.

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    What type of shoes? It could be due to any number of reasons. Cleat positioning, laces/retention system too tight, or simply you need to break the shoes in.
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    Specialized Rime Expert with the a top boa dial and 2 lower Velcro straps.

    Cleat positioning was the one I was wondering about. I mounted in the front hole towards the front of the shoe. Maybe I'll try to slide it back and see what happens?

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    Maybe they just don't fit you very well.

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    I have found that whenever I changed to new shoes, there is an adjustment period. Sometimes numbness, pain, or just not too comfortable. Generally if you gut it out, your feet will adapt to them after several rides. However, if they are too tight or a really poor fit that you get blisters then you may not be able to adapt to them.

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    Always run the lower straps at the loosest you can get. The only place where a firm purchase is needed....is the heel cup.
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    I'm all for some room in the shoe. It they're tight or restrict my feet in some way, I get pain, cramps, numbness.... The other day I didn't have my normal socks so rode with some bulkier socks. N.G. nasty foot pain, even trying to loosen the fastening. The next ride with normal socks and all was good again.
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    Those boas can crank pretty hard, and that can affect blood flow to your feet. Try a little looser.

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    They seem to fit pretty well. I do usually crank shoes pretty tight. I'll try loosening the toe strap and moving my cleat back a little. Don't know when I'll get out next, northeast is about to get dumped on it seems.

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    I finally got them out for their second ride this weekend and moved the cleat back a little bit. The ride was a 17 mile XC race. Don't know if it was the positioning or the type of riding but the shoes felt great and my foot did not go numb at all. I tightened the BOA, but only lightly snugged the lower Velcro.

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    what you need are some good guy shoes

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