Just thought I'd let you guys know, I've been using the extra long power straps with hiking shoes for two years because I'd been unable to find cycling shoes wide enough to fit me (size 13, EEEE width). I've tried Sidi , Northwave, Adidas, Nike and Shimano "wide" sizes, with no luck. I finally mail ordered a pair of Lake CX 225's direct from their web site, and they are perfect! They have several styles in wide sizes. Now I just have to decide on a pedal!