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I also ended up with a 3mm shim under my left cleat.
Since then, my left foot is great, feels brilliant, really well supported in the shoe. not so the right foot, which feels a bit squashed and is also causing a fair bit of pain - pain doesnt start immediately, normally around 5km's in, pain is across the foot just below the pad and down the right side of my foot. I have taken to stopping mid ride and moving the footbed around (pushing it more into one side of the shoe etc) in an attempt to find a 'sweet spot' but to no avail. The pain isnt constant, sometimes it goes away, sometimes it comes back. Its not that bad that it stops me riding but it really is beginning to drive me mad.
Clearly the blue footbed isnt right for my 'right foot', and Im not sure what to do next.
Are there some other insole options that are worth considering, or should I go and see a podiatrist?
Probably know that a podiatrist is the 'proper' option, just thinking that I cant be the only person to have this or a similar problem to keen to hear the experiences of others.
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If the two feet are actually anatomically that different (which they almost certainly are not) then I would suggest a pair of G8 Archtech Pro insoles with customisable arch lifts. They have a website somewhere, google them and have a look. It's probably not the fault of the footbed itself though, more the gross dimensions of the bike position being wrong and causing you to function assymmetrically. I rarely see a good Retul position unfortunately.
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I've got custom ones from him for my normal shoes and a 2nd pair that are slimmer for my cycling shoes. If your with medibank you will get rebated, HBF nope.
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