Touring - SPD shoes - large sizes?
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05-19-08, 02:20 PM
I'm having a terrible time finding SPD touring/mountain biking shoes in US Size 14/Euro49
I've scoured Google, nashbar, performance, etc, etc.
I'm looking for something that I can commute in and use for my upcoming tour in California. I would prefer something I can walk somewhat comfortably in for when I'm off the bike.
If anyone has any source for larger size SPD shoes (bought the pedals/can't find the shoes!) I would greatly appreciate any help.
My price range is 70-100$, but I'm willing to spend a *little* more if the quality is really there.
Thanks in advance - I hope someone can help!
05-19-08, 02:23 PM
BTW - I'm using the Nashbar sizing chart for reference on Euro conversion
Shimano 48 = 13 (which is usually too small from experience)
link to chart: http://www.nashbar.com/sizesearch.cfm
I happened to find some 49Euro/14 US bike shoes and larger at Rincon Cycles in Carpinteria,California.
805-684-9466 Ask for Dennis the owner if possible. He has the large feet.
05-19-08, 07:58 PM
I'm a 48 and have a hard time finding shoes, usually browse shoes by what fits and what doesn't first before type/style.
That said, I got lucky and found a pair of shimano mountain shoes, probably the basic model, at a LBS last year. Some stores carry big sizes, some don't. Some only had up to 45... Maybe give them a try instead of online.
05-19-08, 09:00 PM
I love my Sidi Dominator Megas...but they are out of the price range you outlined.
Lake MX165s might do the trick for you
05-20-08, 04:17 AM
I'm a 14/49 also.
Not sure if anyone makes a 49, most seem to jump from 48 to 50.
Have a pair of Sidi in size 50 (don't recall the model) which fit fairly well.
About two months ago i went to the Louis Garneau factory outlet store in newport, vt;
in the corner they had a pile of shoes and among them was a roughed up box marked
size 50. The shoes inside were also 50s, which fit great- IMO better than the Sidi;
or perhaps it was the $10 price tag. In either case they are now my favorite shoe for
riding the recumbent.
05-23-08, 02:18 PM
Thanks everyone - found a pair of Cannondale Roams in a 49
they feel kind of narrow -but I'm going to try them out anyway.
I was going to recommend Lake as well.
05-23-08, 03:45 PM
i wear 49's too and love their shoes.
When looking for 49's on their web page, beware that only one or 2 models come in size 49. I think the MTB shoes I own are the BodyGeometry Comps. They were around $120 when I got them.
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