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On long rides I tend to find that I get a numb little toe, how can I cure this?
Using road spd and shimano carbon soled shoes. There is a metatarsal pad I can add to the insole but I'm not sure.

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37monkey [138 posts] 5 years ago
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Don't stretch cold/un-warmed up muscle

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Fish_n_Chips [478 posts] 5 years ago
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Good warmup (EDIT cheers Monkey!) & stretch before riding, check space in shoe as they can come up short -especially shimano. e.g. I use 12.5 but buy 13 on the road or mtb shoes 48.

Check bike position - too low or high and check for tight muscles or nerves. Get out of the saddle?

Or just try another pair of shoes.

Failing that:

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Fish_n_Chips [478 posts] 5 years ago
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OP which shoes are you using btw? They could be too narrow or cleats too far forward. Also shimano shoes are narrow and wide foot'ers need the E size for wide feet.

I knew a lady with short feet but very wide and had to order in her special shoes for sport or dinner dates.