Improved power stroke and forefoot comfort are designed into our orthotics for cycling shoes. Our cycling orthotics have a slim nylon shell with low volume 2mm perforated HDC top cover. The floating rear foot design allows natural ankling motion.
One of the biggest challenges to a cyclist’s performance is achieving the correct alignment and positioning of the foot on the pedals, in relation to position of the knees and hips, while eliminating unwanted movement and lost energy. After thousands of pedal revolutions, faulty positioning can lead to knee injury, shin splints, foot pain, and hip discomfort….all hindering performance especially if you are a racer. Some of this faulty positioning in regards to the foot can be caused by excessive pronation or supination, or foot rotation. Add in other factors such as leg length differences, foot structure, muscle imbalances, improper cleat position, or poor fitting cycling shoes and it’s not hard to see the potential for things going ‘wrong’ on the bike.
Custom foot orthotics, along with proper bike fit, cleat alignment, and use of shims such as BikeFit’s wedge and Hogg’s Leg length shims (www.BikeFit.com), play a huge role in making sure your body is in biomechanical alignment with the mechanics of the bike. Custom foot orthotics can help re-align the foot on the pedal and assist in preventing injury down the road.
As for most cycling shoes, they are not unlike other shoes in that they are made without much arch support at all. The inside of most shoes are lined with simple foam-like inserts which do not do much at all to support the arch or address other issues such as forefoot pain, also common among cyclists. If the foot is resting on the bottom of the shoe without support, not only will it most likely be uncomfortable, but the lack of support can lead to unnecessary motion of the feet, ankles, and knees; thus an inefficient pedal stroke. The stabilizer muscles that control motion of the foot and ankle may be overstressed as they try to control this motion– while also trying to keep the knees aligned.
The use of custom orthotics / footbeds for your cycling shoes will assist in positioning the feet in the most neutral and efficient position so that energy and power will not be wasted during pedal stroke, and the likelihood of overuse injuries will be minimized. The orthotics should be designed to be comfortable and supportive, with a slender, light-weight profile in order to accommodate the slim, snug fit of most cycling shoes. Materials can also be selected to assist in shock absorption and temperature regulation.
Each pair of Foot Dynamics orthotics is designed to fit an individual’s needs. For example, if we are addressing tingling and numbness of the forefoot, also referred to as metatarsalgia, or sometimes in more specific situations, ‘Morton’s Neuroma’, we can easily incorporate a metatarsal pad to alleviate the discomfort. You many also want to consider having your shoes stretched in the areas which seem too tight. Our cycling orthotics are durable, water resistant, and are available with a variety of top cover materials.
Sizes are available up to a men’s size 15.
Note: If you are a cyclist suffering from persistent pain, please seek professional medical advice from a physician who specializes in working with cyclists. There are many factors which contribute to injury and orthotics are not meant to cure all possible conditions.
Ordering is Simple!Place your order online or by phone at 888-477-0282 and we will send the impression kit via Priority Mail. Your credit card will be charged $50.00, which will be applied toward your final order price. When you receive the kit, simply follow the enclosed instructions, fill out the Order Information Form selecting the orthotic model(s) you want and return the kit with the enclosed shipping label. We will fabricate your orthotics and ship them to you within 3 days. Your card will be charged for the balance of the order value plus actual shipping charges.
Each pair of foot orthotics is custom made to your provided foot model and guaranteed for comfort, fit and performance for one full year.
Have questions about which model is best for you? Email us, or call 888-477-0282 Mon. thru Fri. 8:30AM to 5:00PM MST. We're here to help you!
If you would like to order your Orthotic by mail, fill out this form and mail it to us.
It's simply our foot impression process. Other mail order companies use a foam "crush box" to capture the foot shape. This process, while used by some medical practioners, often captures a "compensated" or poorly aligned foot position. This is especially true if not done by a skilled technician. As a result, the orthotics may not correct your foot biomechanics properly.
Our unique A.C.T.™ pillow system is easy to use and insures an accurate foot model time after time. Foot Dynamics fabricates orthotics for a number of nationally respected sports medicine and physical therapy clinics. All of them use this same A.C.T.™ process to make the foot impressions. This process has proven itself over the past 16 years with thousands of successful patient results. (Click here to view "Impression Kit Instructions")
"Yeah, we're very happy. It seems counterintuitive that the most effective of the orthotics I've had came from the kit you sent. I've twice before had running orthotics prescribed at a sports medicine clinic and they helped somewhat but didn't completely do the trick. And things happened like the layer on top separated from the plastic, or the bladder popped in the case of gel orthotics. Now I'm logging 50-mile weeks of running in addition to 100 miles of biking, swimming, and weights (getting ready for an Ironman®). I keep thinking surely the old Achilles tendonitis or runner's knee that I had are going to make themselves known, but not a twinge in a year and a half. I refer quite a lot of people to you. I hope they're buying."
Mountain View, CA