Cycling and Custom Footbeds

What are custom footbeds?

When you hear the word footbed you automatically think orthotic, they are however very different, a footbed is designed to support and not to adjust. (adjust to the body and not against it)

Stock footbeds vs Custom footbeds

Although we can supply over the counter footbeds I would never recommend them, the reason is that you need 100% coverage for all your weight to be evenly distributed over the footbeds total area, without this the footbed simply becomes a form of arch support. You really cannot compare the two. A stock footbed left will be a mirror image of the right (a person very rarely has identical feet left to right)

Different types of footbed

All  FULLY custom Footbeds only cost a total of $160 (inc fitting).

A footbed consultation takes around 45 mins (for one pair)

See availability or book your custom footbed appointment online below

What do Custom Footbeds help with?

Improve power output, reduce pain and the chance of injury, stabilize the rider on the saddle, and also improve pedal alignment.

Used by:

  • Professional male and female cyclists (Sunweb, Team Ineos, EF Education First, Cervelo Bigla, Correnden-Circus, Team Wiggins).
  • GB Paralympic cyclists
  • Japanese Track Team
  • Team GB Track Team

  • Lift foot structure for total foot support and alignment
  • Fluid knee movement  and control 
  • Reduce numbness and tingling inc hotspots on the foot
  • Help with flat feet
  • Greatly improve overall comfort when cycling
  • Essential for eliminating knee pain when cycling

Happy customers

Our Sidas History

and why we are so passionate about the brand.

Custom footbeds are probably one of the most overlooked items in any cyclists arsenal. The reason why is that not many people actually realize what they do!

I will take you back to around 15 years ago.

I had always suffered from knee issues on and off the bike and sometimes having the knee completely give way leaving poor old Craig to faceplant (not a great way to look cool) I had been to see several specialists who gave me certain exercises but nothing helped and I honestly thought it was just an issue I would have to live with. A company in the UK I had begun working for had a Sidas Footbed Machine in the corner but I never really paid much attention to it at the time as this was not my department. I was walking along one day and my colleague noticed how much my feet were pronating and listed off very accurately what issues I was most likely suffering from. I have to say he was either Physic or he knew his stuff, I was interested to know more, how could I help this? ….Footbeds! he replied. He then set me on the footbed machine and took a mould of my feet, he then asked me to step off to examine the mould, the first thing he noticed was that my feet were very uneven, so uneven in fact that they looked as though the two feet were from different people!! I was at this point looking horrified but he reassured me that it’s actually pretty normal. We then set about heating and manipulating the flat footbed into the mould, at this point I was asked to stand back on the machine to sandwich and hold the footbed in place and help it to set. 10 minutes later I now had my first set of Sidas custom footbeds. Once they were fitted into my shoes the difference was instantly apparent. I was no longer rolling into my collapsed arches and stretching my IT Band to its absolute limit, it was the first time in years that I actually balanced and comfortable. As the weeks and months went on my knee pain was a thing of the past.

This experience is what made me learn the ropes and purchase a custom footbed machine for myself, I have been using these now for the last 13 years with my clients.

Need some off the shelf Sidas footbeds?

Just ask us and we can find the correct insole option for your feet.