Okay, something is whacked. I wear USA size 11. That should translate into 45 European. Well, it does for me sort of. I have a pair of German made loafers that are size 45 that fit good. A little loose, but fine. Here’s the problem. I have an ancient pair of road bike shoes. I think they’re Dettos. Made in Italy. They are size 47. Those 47s are smaller than my German 45 loafers. Furthermore when I went to my local bike shop I tried on 45s and they were too small, about what you would expect when you compare size 45 bike shoes to my size 47 Dettos. So, have I just had a weird shoe experience or is there something to this? I’m wondering all this because I just ordered size 45 bike shoes from Nashbar.