So I’ve used some Giro shoes (lower level, all velcro straps) the past couple of seasons and while they’re ok-ish for short CX races, prolonged use leads to numbing in my left foot, and if I do some longer events I’m going to be suffering. The cleats are set up fine, I just feel the left shoe is a bit tight and I think that’s what leading to the eventual numbness.
I’m just starting the search process, I stopped by my local shop yesterday where I got my specialized torch 2.0 shoes which I really like and the specialized comp look pretty good and similar to my road shoes with a bottom strap and boa system. I guess maybe my only question on them is whether they are more mountain bike oriented rather than CX racing oriented.
Would love some recommendations on, let’s say, sub $200 CX shoes and what characteristics you look for in a CX shoe. For example, after using velcro strapped shoes and having to clean grass and gunk from them I’m not sure those are really the best feature for a CX shoe. Alright, have at it!