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  • My mate gave me a pair of blue (med arch which is what I measured myself as having) Spesh BG insoles and the commute today was my first chance to use them.

    Almost instantaneous discomfort in my right foot. Felt like the arch support is too far forward or something.

    Not sure if it maybe got a bit better towards the end of my commute or I was just getting numb to the pain but definitely seems like insoles are not going to be the answer.

  • The specialised insoles were not great in my experience. Go see someone who can do you a custom footbed. Simon at Cadence in Crystal Palace will do you a pair for 90 quid. Best 90 quid i ever spent on cycling

  • I've used the blue insoles for 10 years and get on well with them.

    That feeling might be how it is supposed to be. One of the things that insoles go on about is metatarsal buttons. The idea is that a lump under the middle of your foot spreads the bones out, which is meant to be a good thing. May be a case of getting used to it at first. But worth googling metatarsal button + insole or something to see if that is what it is.

    Do you have your shoes a size or two larger than your feet? I generally get cycling shoes a couple of sizes up. In some shoes, which are maybe a bit bigger than others, the insoles seem to slip forward, putting the support in the wrong place.


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