I’ve been having trouble off and on for a couple of years with hot spots on my feet. It tends to flare up around the ball and pad of both feet and particularly after 50+ miles of riding. It can turn a great ride into a miserable ride very quickly. I loosen my shoes to allow for some swelling of my feet over the course of the ride but that only does so much. I use S-Works 7 road shoes, Shimano SPD-SL cleats (yellow version) and Shimano PD-R9100 Dura-Ace pedals. I’ve messed around with shifting my cleat rearward to help alleviate the pressure but that only did so much and I worry about it affecting the biomechanics of my pedal stroke relative to my bike fit. I also swapped out the stock insoles with the S-Works 7 shoes and put in softer Powerstep Pinnacle Plus Full Length Orthotic Shoe Inserts w/ Built-In Metatarsal Support (recommended by a podiatrist). That seemed to help a bit but I’m still getting the hot spots. I’m wondering if I should be trying new pedals (have only used Shimano SPD-SL pedals on the road), new shoes (already made a switch from Lake CX 237 to S-Works 7 on the thought that a stiffer shoe would be better…but it’s not), or something totally different.
Has anyone else suffered from this and if so, what did you do to address it?
Thanks in advance for the help.