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    Sidi Insoles - Proper first world problems!

    My lovely fiancť bought me some bad ass Sidi Wires as per the CCC Pro Conti team.

    Im a firm believer in the custom insoles I have in my current shoes. So I wanted to get the LBS to do me some new ones and get cleats put on in similar fashion with shims and 3d movement detection etc.

    Only thing is, I just noticed the Sidi insoles are massively perforated to allow air flow out of the sole. How much of a bummer to we think it is to lose this feature?!
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    I suppose it depends if you suffer from hot foot....I got it last week doing 40miles on zwift in the garage...the temp in there must have been 28-30C

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    Unless the sole is perforated I can't see it making much difference!

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    I generally do ok as far as I’m aware with heat levels with my feet.

    Martin, that’s my point, the sole has vents which tie in with the perforated insoles. I will undoubtedly reducing air circulation with aftermarket inserts.
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    What about putting the holes back in the custom insoles ? (You know the gadgets for adding another hole to a leather belt). Might not get the holes perfectly lined up but using the originals as a template for the customs will get it fairly close.

    in winter to avoid too much cooling, or wet feet, add duct tape to the inside or outside.....& you can cut a dash at the cafe stop with your custom soles for all to see

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    Cheers Andy, that could work in fairness. There’s loads of holes currently, so wouldn’t go for as many but a few might be nice

    For the record, I’ll only wear these during the Summer. They cost insane amounts of wedge, I baby my possessions. Got two other pairs for different duties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The return of Marty Wild View Post
    Only thing is, I just noticed the Sidi insoles are massively perforated to allow air flow out of the sole. How much of a bummer to we think it is to lose this feature?!
    Quote Originally Posted by The return of Marty Wild View Post
    I generally do ok as far as I’m aware with heat levels with my feet.
    I think you've just answered your own question.
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    Does seem a shame to lose ventilation, but I guess I gain more from a stable base with my dodgy knees than cooler feet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The return of Marty Wild View Post
    Does seem a shame to lose ventilation, but I guess I gain more from a stable base with my dodgy knees than cooler feet.
    I'm not a hot sort of person so I'm much more likely to suffer from cold feet except on the very hottest day and wouldn't want super ventilated shoes. In fact I had oversocks on last weekend at 17C.
    It doesn't matter how many times you fall down, its how times many you get back up that count.

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    Marty - Have got the Sidi ergo4 Max shoes and I replaced the Sidi insoles for my old Specialized Pro insoles which were body shaped to my foot.

    I have had no issues or problems with the insoles and also I did as mentioned above = punched a small hole to match the air vent on the sole.

    The Sidi insoles were actually plain and flat and I found them uncomfortable - so glad I changed over.
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