Research conducted on cyclist’s feet showed that 96% of us have forefeetthat are canted or tilted up to the inside inward (“varus”) or outwardtoward the outside (“valgus”). The vast majority (87%) of cyclist’sfeet tilt up to the inside. Unfortunately, almost all cycling shoes,cleats and pedals take this natural tilt and force it flat. This cangenerate knee pain, create a foot “hotspot” (where the inner or outerside of the foot feels hot) and diminish power.
In the Shoe (ITS) Wedges® provide 1.5 degree 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.