Foot fatigue, related to board size... thoughts...
@sonny123 update I've been wearing those inserts since 2 days after you recommended. Haven't really felt much of a difference, is this something that takes a month or so to feel?
The first day or so I felt the shape of the built in arch however now it just feels like a flat insert. Much like the others I've bought in the past.
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Yes, allow it some time.
It did help me, but I think eventually it just healed on its own.
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Riding OG version. Most of my foot fatigue is in my front foot from constantly leaning slightly forward. Haven't done any pad mods but I've found foot fatigue is significantly reduced with arch supports in my shoes, foot position, carving, alternating between regular and goofy, and squatting on heel-side turns. Arch supports keep my foot from flattening out and keep my weight on the heel and ball of my foot. I ride with my front foot at 45ish degrees. My big-ass feet still cover the pressure sensors. This allows my foot position to help stabilize my balance; not just relying on ankle strength. Carving alternates the load between ankle flexors and extensors, giving each muscle group a bit of a reprieve. Switching between std and goofy is self explanatory. Squatting on heel side turns/carves shifts some of the workload to my glutes and hammies. I also ride an electric longboard and I've found that the concave shaping of the board does help slightly in that I can ride for a bit longer without having to take a break. The concave shaping also really helps with stability and foot grip while riding across sloping terrrain.
For me, Assuming I have decent shoes...
I feel foot comfort has to do with being relaxed. If I am tensing me feet to try and grip the board I will only be able to ride comfortably until the various muscles in my foot get tired.
If I keep my body relaxed and in alignment I will have my full body weight pressing my feet onto the board and won't need to grip and use foot muscles as much or at all. I can relax my feet and let them melt into the board.
That being said I think the decks should be wide enough to support the majority of the heel and balls of the feet/toes. I'm size 11US and don't have problems but if you are perhaps size 13-15+ the decks may be too narrow to allow your foot to properly connect without feeling the need to try and grab the board with your feet.
njcustom last edited by njcustom
Time and a good pair of sneakers will fix that.. I use Foamposite Nikes with memory foam insole.. couldn't be better ..
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Just tried some Vans shoes for the first time, and they gave me epic foot fatigue. Great grip though.
My feet are wide, and I think the biggest factor for me is being able to fan/stretch my toes out (yoga style).
The shoes that work best for me are old school skateboard sneakers with the giant tongue.
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@PowerWheel5000 Nike SB dunk low's are legit that way.
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@powerwheel5000 Yeah I tried to wear skateboard shoes for awhile when I got my first onewheel as this seems logically like the best shoe. HOWEVER, I have found that shoes with a heel ride infinitely better than zero heel shoes like normal skateboard shoes.
so a basic concept. you are likely using muscles and stretching tendons that you haven't in the past.
my early rides, my feet definitely hurt. over time they hurt less.
if I go on long rides the next day, my ankles and parts of my feet are a bit sore.
You aren't driving in a car, you are actually working out (not hard core).
Totally agree you need tight skate shoes. Beyond that just suck it up and build up your strength.
I only get fatigue when I forget to carve hard! holding a straight line leads to a lot more fatigue than wiggling your hips and legs through the curves - forces your feet and lower legs to utilize a variety of muscles instead of focusing the work one small group of them.
@braswell I had that about 10 years ago. I got some inserts at the Good Feet Store and it went away. But the inserts are way overpriced.
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@powerwheel5000 you should really try a pair of Merrell vapor glove shoes! Its a running shoe for barefoot/minimalistic runners like myself.
Wide toe box and great fit in the heel.
Awsome feeling but I get foot fatigue due to me being a beginner still.
I have a Onewheel +, everything stock. I wear a size 8 US mens shoe, and my feet are fully exhausted after 4.4 miles riding 19-20mph in the street, which takes about 20 minutes. I have to take a 5 minute break halfway to shake my feet out or I start to get wobbles. I don't think board size is relevant, I've got tiny feet! I've got a pair of Etnies, Vans, and DC, two out of the three have Dr. Scholls gel inserts. They're all relatively loose, certainly not too tight. I think we're just using muscles we don't usually use.
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@510-1-whl I'm size 8 1/2 and had the same issue for probably the first 600-700 miles on my +. I'm pretty sure it is just new muscles being stressed, like you said. I did 2 things. First, I tried to carve more, as it seemed to help me get further before my feet would get numb. While I do like floating straight, doing so for long distances was a sure way to cause this problem for me. Second, I would roll my feet left and right, from the outside to the inside and back, while riding, especially as I felt them wearing out. I'm now at 1100 miles and rarely, if ever, feel that fatigue anymore. Hopefully, like me, your muscles will eventually acclimate to the board.
@onedan After a pretty good crash today, I'm back down to 15mph average and doing plenty of sidewalk riding. No more fatigue haha. The day you stop being scared of it is the day you should stop riding it.