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Just bought some new Dainese boots and went out for a ride. The boots get 'stuck' between the pedal(foot rest) and the shift lever. It is a pain to 'yank' the boot out so I can shift down. The area on the boot where it contacts the shifter is a textured rubber. I removed the rubber sleeve from the shifter and it helps a bit. My bike is stock. My feet are small with a boot size 8 (Euro 42). I did not experience this issue with my old Doc Martins.

Has anyone else experienced this? Any solutions? I'm wondering if some sport rear sets might help.

I also picked up a new set of Z Custom leathers. Very nice and comfortable. I'm taking my bike to the track in Nov so I am getting prepared! It is my first track event.
 

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Hey, I had the same problem about a year ago.
1st I encreased the distance between the foot peg and the shifter. it helpt a little (i'm a size 12). Then i got tired of it and installed rear set. It took care of the problem.
I think if you play with the shifter (there's a nut to can losen up or tighen up to encrease the distance between the peg and the shifter) you should me all since your a size 8.
Good luck
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I had a little trouble getting my toe under the shifter with new Alpinestar GPS boots. I adjusted the shifter and got it just right. Then after another week or so when the boots were broken in, I had to adjust it back to almost the identical original position. ::)

I recommend you wear the boots a lot for the first week or two, even when not riding. Ride and try to get used to the feel of the new boots. I got in the habit of only putting my foot on top of or under the shifter at the moment I want to shift. Then I immediately move it back to keep the ball of my foot on the peg. This helped train my foot to the shape and feel of the boot faster.

Once the boots are loosened up pretty well, if you still have problems, play with the shifter adjustment.
 

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I agree with Mark.

Wear the boots - even off the bike. Wear them in the pool, play some footy or even a game of tag in the back yard. Once the boots are broken in even slightly - you should have the needed flexibility. Especially after going from a pair of Docs - they will seem pretty rigid.

And if that fails, you can move the pegs - but you probably will end up moving them back to the original position.
 
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