New shoe cleat adjustment



This is mainly a rant post.

Why must it be so painful to get the cleat position right on a new set of shoes!?!

No matter how you measure it - it’s always wrong

I suspect the stack height is a fraction higher on the new shoes which doesn’t help things!


I think it has more to do with the shape of the new shoes and the effect of that over the measurements.


Can anyone help to explain this?

Hip -> Knee -> Ankle angles

Top of pedal stroke.
Old shoes - 81 degrees
New shoes - 80 degrees
New shoes - saddle up 3mm 77 degrees


Guessing some measurement error - but I’m going to assume the only difference can possibly be ankle movement? I would have expected that saddle going up would increase the angle rather than decrease.