Anyone else getting numb feet?



  • I’ve been riding every day (5-10 miles) for about a month. Lately I have noticed that the outside half of my back foot is numb, resulting in less control (very weird). I’ve tried adding a grip pad and also arch supports but numbness persists. Anyone else? Any suggestions?



  • @walkingsucksnow I've been riding for almost 3 years and over 5,500 miles (wow, really? that far on an electric board!) Sometimes, my feet still get numb, but usually after 8 or 9 miles.

    That said, in the beginning I had similar problems as you. Don't forget, your using different muscle sets than almost any other sport. It took me hundreds, maybe 500, miles to get more accustomed. I tried 3 different shoes until I finally found some that worked better. I also learned that if I roll my feet sideways occasionally while riding it helps a lot with the numbness. Depending on if you ride more street or rougher trails, relaxing your entire body (through to your feet) so you are basically just standing on top of the board (floating), rather than trying to aggressively control it, helps me a lot.

    Noting your username, I think you agree that it's worth the initial pain and making adjustments to be riding one of the coolest inventions I know of.

    Float on!



  • 2 things really helped my foot fatigue, gel insoles w/arch support, and proride foam grip pads
    ps luv the username



  • I’ve not noticed my feet getting numb but they will get sore and start burning on long rides. The cure is to carve a lot and change your stance to ride the opposite way you normally do.



  • @walkingsucksnow

    I’ve got almost a 1,000 miles of riding in

    Rode 6 miles in the woods today and my back foot was killing

    I started riding with zero experience had never even ridden a skateboard

    I learned natural foot and didn’t bother learn to ride goofy foot, biggest regret ever. Switching mid ride would solved a lot of problems.

    I know I should just relearn but just don’t want to be a beginner again

    If I run before my ride it definitely hurts worse

    Carving more helps and I find delirium is better on my feet than mission

    Anyway, sore feet riding one of the most fun devices ever made is a 1st world problem

    Hop off your board stomp your foot a few times and ride on

    Cheers


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