I have fairly large feet (8.5 with a high arch) and at first found that
narrowing at the top to be a bother. It rubbed on the outside top of my
foot when I rode in my favorite riding sneakers. I thought it would be a
serious problem, but after a few rides I found the right foot position and
now I wouldn't give these stirrups up any more than I'd part with my
Sports Saddle. :-) I agree that anyone with large feet or heavy boots
might have a problem. They've sure saved my knees and ankles a lot of
pain on our steep hills here!
The only caution I'd mention is that you wouldn't want to use the toe
protector version for serious bush-whacking. Those little baskets can
catch branches--get real tapaderos!
BTW, I also got my Flex-Rides from Sportack.
-- Sallijan Snyder firstname.lastname@example.org - Santa Clara County Horsemen's Association - Sleeping Skunk Press home: 408-629-5909 - Internet Z Car Club member #42 office: 408-765-9068 "A canter is the cure for every evil." --Benjamin Disraeli