Why Use In the Shoe Wedges?
Research conducted on cyclist's feet showed that 96% of us have forefeet that are canted or tilted up to the inside inward ("varus
") or outward toward the outside ("valgus"). The vast majority (87%) of cyclist's feet tilt up to the inside. Unfortunately, almost all cycling shoes, cleats and pedals take this natural tilt and force it flat. This can generate knee pain, create a foot "hotspot" (where the inner or outer side of the foot feels hot) and diminish power.
In the Shoe (ITS) Wedges®
provide 1.5 degrees of inward angulation (aka "varus
") in cycling shoes that have ample room in the forefoot area. They are often used in conjunction with Cleat Wedges®
or as a quick way of determining if inward or outward forefoot tilt or canting exists.
As an alternative to ITS Wedges, some people solely rely on Cleat Wedges which are placed between the cycling shoe and cleat.
Would you like to find out if you have foot tilt? Click the Image below to download the free Foot Fit Calculator