Heels lifting in cycling shoes

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Buck, 13 Feb 2018.

  1. Buck

    Buck Veteran

    My very nice Sidi road shoes must have loosened up a bit since new and I’ve noticed I’m getting a little heel lift on my last couple of rides despite best efforts with adjusting the Velcro and ratchet straps.

    Can you get heel grips that you fit inside the shoe to help with this? My friend google didn’t throw up anything obvious when I’ve just searched - almost too much choice!

    Alternatively would replacement inner soles be better?

    Any recommendati9ns or advice?
  2. Grant Fondo

    Grant Fondo 'Real Life, and Postcard Views, Europe Endless'

    Sounds like they are too big? Not sure if there is a cure but lbs might help. Good luck (its really important to get a spot on fit)
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  3. alicat

    alicat Guru

    Thicker socks
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  4. woodenspoons

    woodenspoons Über Member

    North Yorkshire
  5. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

  6. OP

    Buck Veteran

  7. OP

    Buck Veteran

    They’ve been fine until this week -wonder if it is a combination of thinner socks that I was wearing plus colder feet and inner soles wearing?

    Cheers. I have a nice pair of thick merino socks that I’ll check with

    If they’re good enough for your stilettos then they may be worth a try !
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  8. BianchiVirgin

    BianchiVirgin Senior Member

    Norn Iron
  9. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    I have the same with my Body Geometry shoes; they are a very snug fit and quite dainty but as the ride progesses I find myself reaching down and tweaking the adjuster from time to time as I feel that my heels shouldn't be lifting. In summer, in thin socks, by the end of a ride the blood supply to my toes can be beginning to slow down.
  10. hoopdriver

    hoopdriver Veteran

    East Sussex
    I’ve seen very well dressed people cycling in stilettos and looking quite elegant. Personally, I’d be worried about the heel slipping into the drive train - at least on my bike - although as I recall the people I saw were riding Dutch commuters with chain guards.
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