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greetings

my 1 year old Shimano R151 carbon shoes fit me "a bit odd".

They are a tiny bit too big, half-size, I have about ~5 mm of free room in toes, when my heel is pushed all the way back. The next size smaller is too small, my toes firmly touch the front of the shoe. So I bought the larger size.

This means my foot is a bit loose "under load". Any suggestions? I tried extra insole but then the shoe was too tight and too hot. Should I pad the heal or inside of the sock with some paper? or pad the toe section? How? Any tips?

thanks

PS I prefer not to buy another pair of shoes just yet! 8^)
 

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foot slips and a bit loose

nate said:
In what way are they loose? Your heel slips, or too much space in the toe box, or what? There are ways to tie shoelaces that address these issues, but I doubt there is much you can do with velcro straps other than make them tighter.

I'm not a fan of putting something in a shoe to try and make it fit better. It usually causes as many problems as it solves, as you experienced with the insole.
thanks. yes, my foot feels like it moves about inside the shoe a bit which saps the pedalling power etc. If I do up the velcro straps a bit more then I get discomfort from over-tightening.
 

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thanks all

I do not know if I got a regular or wide, the box says R151D size 45.

The foot seems to slide forward and back a little bit under load. I might go to the dru-store and see if they have a pad for the heel.
 
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