On my recent rides, I’ve been suffering with a bad lower back. It tends to come on gradually after 10-12 miles. I tried everything from seatpost, seat height and angle to stem and handlebars. Nothing helped.
But recently I bought a new pair of shoes. A rather punchy pair of Sidi Kaos.
And what you know, backpain gone. Not even a twinge. To make really sure, the next ride I did in my old shoes and the backpain was back in an instant.
I’m not sure exactly what the issue was, but different shoes cured it.
I tried a few different shoes before the sidi, but all just didn’t work for me.
Fizik R5b had the cleat mounts really, and I mean stupidly forward. There was just no way I could get the cleats central.
Giro shoes I tried, but they where all incredibly narrow.
The Sidi are snug, but very very comfortable for me. Initially I had pain in my right-foot due to foot roll. However fitting superfeet black and two specialized wedges sorted that out. So generally very happy with the Sidi just got to get a long ride into them yet, they’ve only done 40 miles so far.