Cycling is great for many reasons, including weight loss, good for your mental health, and helping with circulation. But having the correct shoes is crucial for cycling as even though it is a low–impact sport having shoes that don’t fit correctly or feel comfortable can really cause issues whilst cycling.
Cycling with Plantar Fasciitis
Many people who suffer from Plantar Fasciitis worry that cycling may worsen their condition but, it has actually been tested and cycling doesn’t make your condition worse, according to Monroe Foot and Ankle Care they said, “activities such as swimming, cycling, yoga or elliptical cardio won’t cause Plantar Fasciitis nor will they make it worse for you if you have it. Make sure to stretch out your calves and feet before and after you exercise. You can do things like curling and relaxing your toes and making circles with your ankles and feet.”
How to prevent pain
To prevent foot pain in general always make sure you are wearing the correct shoes, make sure they are comfortable as uncomfortable shoes automatically make you have sore feet so that is essential, and also is make sure your shoes fit correctly as you don’t want shoes that are too small as they will always suffocate your feet and make your feet feel numb. On the other hand, wearing shoes that are too big for you can cause blisters, this is caused by friction, so always make sure your shoes are fitted correctly and comfortably.
How to prevent foot pain when cycling
- Wear the correct footwear.
- Wear insoles
- Buy correct foot pedals for your bike.
- Apply ice to your feet to reduce any inflammation of your feet caused by cycling.
Wearing shoes with built-in arch support (orthotics) are also a great option when trying to prevent foot pain, (Cycling or not), arch support helps in many ways firstly being, that they are designed to provide support for your foot arch while distributing weight evenly across the surface of your feet, according to, HoodMWR “This helps alleviate pain caused by an abnormal weight distribution or flat feet.”
Cycling with Chemin Trainers
If you are wanting some super stylish trainers that include comfort for daily activities or exercise then Uufey Shoes Chemin Orthotic Trainers are a great option as they are super stylish and come in two colour options (Grey and Black).