Specialized BodyGeometry SL footbeds have been specially designed to customize your cycling shoe fit, improving comfort and inevitably performance. Incredibly lightweight, this easy to use insole provides longitudinal and metatarsal support to be kind to your feet.
The footbed is available in a choice of three colors, depending on your foot requirement.
+ Red = minimal contours for riders that prefer minimal support.
++ Blue = moderate (slightly higher longitudinal arch & metatarsal button) = for people with flat to Normal arch.
+++ Green = significant support = for people with Normal or high arches.
Use this very easy footprint test to determine your arch height.
- Fill your tub with a small layer of water.
- Take two pieces of cardboard or heavy paper and set them on the floor.
- Step into the tub with one foot to wet the bottom of your foot.
- Lift up your foot and step onto one cardboard piece. Make sure to stand with your full weight on that one foot.
Step off the cardboard and look down.
Determine your arch height. If you see your entire footprint, you have a LOW arch. If you see half of your arch—like the typical "footprint in the sand" image—you have a MODERATE (normal) arch. If you see just your heel, the ball of your foot and almost none of your arch, you have a HIGH arch.
Repeat steps 3 through 6 for the second foot to confirm that your arch heights are the same on both feet.
See examples of what the various footprints look like here: