CUSTOM FOOTBEDS

What are custom footbeds?

Custom footbeds are removable insoles ergonomically designed and scientifically tested to increase power, endurance and comfort through a precise, custom-level of hip, knee and foot alignment.

How does it work?

First your fitter will assess your feet and properly measure both length and width and the length of the foot arch in both feet. Then he will use the moulding tray to mould the material around the feet. Once done the footbed blank will be heated then placed into the moulded tray to create the custom fit. The whole process will take around 30 minutes.

Read Retül’s explanation of the process here.

How can footbeds benefit cyclists?

A premium riding experience requires a strong connection with your bike, and this starts with your feet. Footbeds are just as important to a cyclist as a bike fit in ensuring the biomechanics of the body are optimised.

Custom footbeds can address all of the following:

  • Flat feet
  • High arches
  • Pain or soreness in the calf, shin or Achilles tendon
  • Knee pain
  • Heel pain
  • Arch pain
  • Hip pain
  • Pain in the ball of the foot
  • Numbness or tingling of the foot or leg

Perfect foot alignment translates to greater pedalling power and support to the lower limbs. Custom footbeds will help you maximise control on the pedal. As a result, the entire leg works more efficiently and body performance is enhanced.

 

Custom footbeds cost £150. For a limited launch period of 1st October – 31st December 2018, we are offering custom footbeds for £120.

We strongly recommend that customers combine the custom footbed with their choice of Retül bike fit level 1 or level 2. Details on the combined packages with discounted custom footbed fee are below.

If you would like any further information before booking, please do email us on info@velosport.co.uk or give us a call on 020 8780 1978.

Bike Fit Level 1 & Custom Footbed Package

Static 2D bike fit
£240

Buy the package and save 20% on custom footbeds

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  • Duration: 1 – 1.5 hours
  • Uses the rider’s own bike
  • Discuss cycling goals / injury history / current pain-points
  • Physical assessment of the rider including the feet
  • Custom footbed fitting
  • Pre-fit position photo / video
  • Cleat positioning including the fitting of footbeds and wedges where needed
  • Place Retül markers at 8 key anatomic positions – single side
  • Take multiple Retül measurements while pedalling to assess the correct saddle height, knee position in relation to the pedal axle, bank angle and reach
  • Change position / remeasure until both the rider and the fitter are satisfied
  • Post-fit position photo / video
  • Outcome: PDF report, which may include some guidance noted on stretching exercises*

*Report is typically emailed within 2 days of the fitting

Bike Fit Level 2 & Custom Footbed Package

Retül 3D bike fit
£320/£370 off-peak (weekdays) / peak (weekends)

Buy the package and save 20% on custom footbeds 

Learn more

  • Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours
  • Uses the rider’s own bike
  • Discuss cycling goals / injury history / current pain-points
  • Custom footbed fitting
  • Measurements made using Retül 3D capture system
  • Pre-fit position photo / video
  • Cleat positioning  including the  fitting of footbeds and wedges where needed
  • Place Retül markers at 8 key anatomic positions per side
  • Take multiple Retül measurements while pedalling to assess the  correct saddle height, knee position in relation to the pedal axle, back angle and reach
  • Change position / re-measure until both the rider and the fitter are satisfied
  • Post-fit position photo / video
  • Outcome: PDF report which may include some guidance noted on stretching exercises.*

*Report is typically emailed within 2 days of the fitting