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RE: [RC] Foot pain - Jennifer Stephenson

I have dabbled in cycling and you are on the right track here.  To alleviate
foot pain you don't want a flexible soft shoe because this allows for strain
and pressure points.  Cyclists use a VERY stiff shoe.....hard to walk in
even.   This helps distribute the pressure across the whole foot.  This
alleviates burning and numbness that occurs when only a few small areas are
absorbing the force.


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[mailto:ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kathleen
Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2008 8:19 PM
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Subject: [RC] Foot pain

I started having foot pain a few years ago on rides over 20 miles.? I
noticed last year that when I wore my winter Ariat boots I didn?t have foot
pain after a 50 but when I switched to my Ariat Terrains I had foot pain
within 12 miles.? So I went on line to find out the difference.? The winter
boots have a steel shank in them and are much firmer on the sole.? I am now
riding in a pair of Ropers Horseshoes which have a steel shank and am having
no foot pain.? I haven?t done a 100 in them yet but will in a month.? So I
would recommend looking for a steel shank in the boot you select.? I also
put sorbothane insoles in them for concussion control.? I have skinny feet (
run in Asics Gel 1120).? 
Kathleen Ferguson

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[RC] Foot pain, Kathleen