Hi, I finally got my first pair of riding boots and just went to sit on the bike with them. Unfortunately I can't get my foot under the gear lever now as the boot ankle is quite stiff and the toe box of the shoe is much taller than normal shoes! This is pictured below. Shoes I used to wear: New boots - almost impossible to get the toe under the gear lever: Can anyone suggest the normal solution to this? Should I adjust the gear lever a couple of notches higher? This may help me get my boot under the lever but then to go down gears the lever would feel quite high. This may also be hard to do as the boot has very little flex in the ankle. Can I assume that it will become more flexible with time? Otherwise can I get a shorter gear lever if I find raising the angle causes issues with downshifts? Thanks.