So, I just bought some new boots on the weekend (thankyou RMS, Rob, and Squirly). I know they will take some time to breakin and soften up, but I think I will have to adjust my gear shifter cuz I just don't see me getting my toe under that sucker!
My old boots were quite soft and flexible, as well as not very tall; I had no problems getting my toes under the shift nob. My new boots are taller in the toe box, and have a much stiffer sole.
So my question is: how do you position your left foot when shifting gears?
In the past I have slid my foot forward, left my heel on the footpeg, and shifted up or down. Now I think I will have to raise the shift nob up a bit, to allow my toe under it. But will make downshifting a bit uncomfortable on my shins (raising my toes higher).
Maybe I have gimpy feet, and maybe this will all figure itself out over time as my boots soften up. But what do other people do? Do you keep your feet/heels on the pegs the whole time? Do you lift your feet?
Oh yeah, I have my new boots on at work as I type this. The best way to break them in is to wear them!