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    If you point your feet now, you'll likely do it even with other shoes and pedals, unless, of course, you make a conscious effort to change your pedaling style.

    Lots of employers and cities are recognizing the benefits of bike commuters. I hope your town gets with the program soon.

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    Take a look at MKS Lambda (aka Grip King) pedals. I have them on my commuter and I love them!! No more foot pain.

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    I also use campus pedals on my commuter and love them. I have a second pair of cycling shoes that I wear when I'm commuting, or running errands and I know I'll be on and off the bike a lot. They're Shimano mountain bike shoes, and are flat on the bottom with rubber soles and recessed cleats so I have stable footing while walking around - I hate walking in my road shoes and slipping all over the place, as well as worrying about messing up my cleats. Might also try some spin shoes - for a mile commute, you wouldn't be putting too many miles on the shoes and be able to walk around in them, too. Just a thought
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    I still swear by my Chrome shoes. Stiff sole makes a great commuter shoe. They make several styles. http://www.chromebagsstore.com/

    Wow, sorry I sound like an ad. I am just impressed with them. Seriously, they take a couple of days to break in but they are great sneaker alternatives and grip the pedals like crazy. Sometimes I feel like I'm clipped in!
    Last edited by moderncyclista; 05-21-2010 at 07:09 PM.
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    Maybe some orthotics are in order? I just put some in my cycling shoes to combat my foot pain.

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    moderncyclista, would you recommend the Chrome shoes for long-distance bicycling as well? I've been looking for a stiff sole without clip-in capability so that there's no "bump" inside my shoe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voodoo Sally View Post
    Maybe some orthotics are in order? I just put some in my cycling shoes to combat my foot pain.
    I have orthotics already but they messed up the fit of my shoe when I tried them Correcting my pedal stroke does seem to help a lot and I instantly notice the additional strain on my arch when I tend to point my toe

    I'll let you know if the shoes I ordered help with this
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    Toe pointers, where are you feeling the arch pain? I have dealt with outer arch (peroneal tendon) pain on my right foot a few times over the past couple of years. What solved the issue was moving to running shoe with a more flexible forefoot, then adding Superfeet insoles to give a bit more rearfoot stability. But when I get this pain on the bike I'm not sure how to prevent it. I'm a toe pointer, too.

    My pain has gotten better as I've ridden more miles, so maybe it's just a newbie issue in my case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjay View Post
    moderncyclista, would you recommend the Chrome shoes for long-distance bicycling as well? I've been looking for a stiff sole without clip-in capability so that there's no "bump" inside my shoe.
    I don't know about centuries, but 25 miles or so and they still feel good. I'd still give em' a thumbs up for anything 25 miles or under. I've just never tested them past this point. I guess I should. I would like to get a pair of Keens (sandals) for touring, just for the sweaty, hot, humid months here. I've heard those are good too.

    I like Chrome's shoes so far. I wear em' everyday I bike. Also, ingenius "lace gutter" idea. Tucks laces away so there is no danger of catching them in the chain. Woo!
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    Arch Pain Solution

    Wow, stiffer soles helped my arch pain!! I don't like using the shoes without the clipless part because the shoes are slippery but I'll keep at it and see how it goes...clipless seems like a bit of overkill (but I reserve the right to change my mind at any time )
    Ana
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    I use a MTB shoe to help with the slippery - and to let me walk around! I use them even on my 3.5 mile commute, but I work in an office with a strict dress code and leave my work shoes under my desk every day anyway. Days I don't ride, I walk in from the bus in stockings and white sneakers - very "Nine To Five", I know! but it keeps my feet happy.
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