I'm looking for a bike shoe that won't give me "hot foot". My left foot, only, seems to get "hot foot syndrome". Is there a recommendation to help alleviate that? I'm wearing Pearl Zumi and Shimano at the moment. I rode and mountain bike ride.
@hollymills Thanks for reaching out!
We're sorry you're experiencing this issue. The good news is that we have some recommendations that may help! 'Hot foot' is typically caused during a longer ride when your foot swells inside your shoe and the resulting pressure compresses your nerves, which causes a burning sensation in your foot and sometimes numbness in your toes. Before you purchase new shoes, there are a couple of other potential solutions to try out first:
As you can see from these solutions, the critical part is giving your feet the room they need to swell and keep your circulation working in your feet while riding. If you are experiencing this only in your left foot, it is likely that your left foot is slightly larger than your right (which is normal, for one foot to be larger than the other). If you try all of these options and still don't find relief, then you may need to look for a bigger size of shoe. We recommend trying them on later in the day, when your feet tend to swell anyway.
Hopefully this helps!