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Old 09-21-06, 09:51 PM   #1
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Huge freak'n feet

My feet are 13 1/2 and wider than a quad E. I can make a good Newbalance shoe work (their widths seem a bit more generous than most).

Anybody know of a source for bike shoes for someone with monster feet?
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I wear 13 double wide and the only luck I had was with some Nasbar brand shoes. I've heard Park makes more "American" sizes, but I quit wearing bike specific shoes and just went to New Balance.
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I wear a 13 EEE and the best fitting bike shoe I have used so far is the Specialized Comp MTB, size 48 (supposed to = 14 US size) with a thin gel insole inserted over the insole that comes with the shoe. Sidi also makes a wide (Mega) shoe for more money than the Specialized but I haven't tried those.
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Hi Dewey!

I'm a 13, but since I wear sneakers with platform pedals, clipless isn't a problem for me. You ever consider platform pedals?
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The Northwave Hornet road shoe runs pretty big- I'm a 13 and the 48 fits very well- they have a 49 as well, but the problem is that I doubt they'll be wide enough.
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Check the Specialized Comp road shoes out. I think they go to 48 or 49. I wear a 47 and it is plenty wide. I tried the Sidi mega and they were a little tighter.

I've also heard people say Shimano has some good wide sizes, I'm not sure they go that big though.
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Thanks for the info. FarHorizon suggested platform pedals - That's what I've been doing. I ran some Powergrips for a few years but they kill my feet. I do like the increase in power - just not the dead feet. I figured if anyone knew where to get big shoes it'd be someone here!

If you get a line on wide shoes let me know. Thanks.
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13EEEE checking in

Check out Zappos (free shipping and free shipping on returns if they don't fit so you have nothing to lose).

Also, for wide shoes http://www.bamason.com rocks.
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>Air 13EEEE checking in

Nearly my size! Air - do you ride with cycling shoes?
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No...I use platforms with my mtb. I don't trust myself riding in traffic in NYC with clipless pedals...

But if you found a good shoe and attached the cleat to the bottom that could work. I use an old pair of sneakers that I was about to chuck because they looked so bad but instead I use them riding - mud, rain, I don't care.
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Originally Posted by Dogbait
I wear a 13 EEE and the best fitting bike shoe I have used so far is the Specialized Comp MTB, size 48 (supposed to = 14 US size) with a thin gel insole inserted over the insole that comes with the shoe. Sidi also makes a wide (Mega) shoe for more money than the Specialized but I haven't tried those.
Word. I'm wearing my size 45 Specialized Comp MTBs right now after just having taken my bike to the comic book store, coffee shop, grocery store and into a convenience store for some Gatorade and I adore these things. Great stiff sole but still really walkable.

I use them with Eggbeater C, pedals, by the way, and both the Crank Bros. standard and premium cleats fit really well.

And for about 1/3 the price of the Sidi Mega Genius.
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