When looking at improving the comfort on the bike, shoe fit is often overlooked. The way your feet connect with the shoes and pedals is very important not only for comfort, but for the power delivery too.
Finding the right fitting shoe can be a long and expensive process and thankfully there is a much easier and quicker solution – custom footbeds.
A well fitted footbed will support your arch and distribute the pressure on the foot more evenly. It will also stabilise the foot inside the shoe and it will stop it moving and sliding around. Having a better contact with the shoe also means that you don’t need to fasten it too tight. This will improve the blood circulation in the feet and reduce the discomfort.
Most cycling shoes come with standard insoles which do not take into account the foot specific anatomy. Not only do individual feet have different arches and lasts, but the left foot can have a different shape to the right too. This is why we recommend custom moulded footbeds, which will feet the soles of your feet perfectly.
In our bike fitting studio we can install customised insoles to fit your feet and shoes. This process takes up to an hour and can be done as part of a bike fit session or as a separate booking. Either way you will need to spend some on the turbo trainer – so do bring your bicycle and cycling gear with you.
To book a custom footbed fitting session, use our bike fitting booking form here.