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    New Clyde in the Stable Needs Help

    Hello Everyone,
    I have been looking around for a while and you all seem like such nice people I decided I would get involved. I am 44 years old and currently weigh 235, this is down from 280 in June when I started riding. Bought a mountain bike first and rode for a couple of months and in October purchased a Roubaix Compact Elite. I am looking for a wider shoe as I have developed some foot discomfort recently.

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    Lake makes a wide shoe. I use Sidi Dominators. Their fit changes from year to year. Why they change the freaking last all the time I have no idea.
    I used to use the Mega (what they call wide). But the last time I bought a pair I found some 5 year old ones in a shop. They were a 1/2 size large, and not Mega.
    But they fit really well. So I got them.

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    Wide shoes can be tough to find, especially since it's an item I wouldn't buy over the web without trying on first. Lots of surfing showed that Lake has among the best variety of wide shoes, and fortunately business travel took me close to a bike shop that specialized in Lake and had a good selection. I'm a commuter/wanderer/ tourer and like shoes I can walk in, so I'm happy with the MX101's. I'm a 10.5 EEE and the 45Wide fit perfectly. I tried on 4 different styles, and the sizing seemed pretty consistant.

    http://www.lakecycling.com/ProductIn...roductid=MX101

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    Hi rft63, I see you have been shy! I can't help with the shoe problem (although my husband's brother shares the hard to fit wide foot syndrome), but I can definitely say:

    Welcome to Bike Forums (and to the C/A forum)!

    Good job on the weight loss, too .

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    If you're looking for road shoes, you might just want to buy a range of sizes and factor the returns into your budget.

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    How wide is your foot? I wear a EE size wide which is small compared to some. I recently bought a pair of road shoes from Price Point by Sette and they fit my foot really well. Similar to the Sidi's, just not with the Sidi 200+ price. I got mine for $49 on sale, I figured it was worth the shot as I was not finding anything local at a reasonable price. I am not racing, and don't really want to pay big dollars.

    This is not exactly what I got, but it's very close. Just the new year model: http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/164...-w_-Buckle.htm

    They also have MTB shoes. http://www.pricepoint.com/thumb/1-Cl...ntain-True.htm
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    For those that have bike shoes - do they really make a difference? I have 13EEEE feet - finding shoes in that size just seems like more effort than it's worth. I use platform pedals so I don't care about cleats. Typically my biking shoes are the ones that I don't want to walk around in public anymore with, seems to be one area to save dough (I am super tough on shoes, if they last me a few months that's impressive). Not racing but like to ride long distances.

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    Thank you all for your help.

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    They make a difference for me. I found myself being able to ride longer and more comfortably with cycling shoes. My legs did not hurt as much and my avg speed was able to increase as I had a much better pedal stability and consistent cadence.


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    For those that have bike shoes - do they really make a difference? I have 13EEEE feet - finding shoes in that size just seems like more effort than it's worth. I use platform pedals so I don't care about cleats. Typically my biking shoes are the ones that I don't want to walk around in public anymore with, seems to be one area to save dough (I am super tough on shoes, if they last me a few months that's impressive). Not racing but like to ride long distances.
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    Are you clipped in?

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    Pearl Izumi makes what they market as mountain bike shoe that's great for me, and I've not been on a mountain bike since I left Korea in the early 90s. Built like a sneaker and provides all the support you need while cycling and great for the local back and forth without damageing cleats or sounding like a tap dancer. It's thier X-Alp Low MTB Cycling shoe.
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    Nike makes a MTB shoe called the KATO that I like. With my cleats that I use, I can use these shoes almost as a sneaker. I also like the velcro straps because my feet swell during a ride, and I can quickly reach them and loosen them if needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Air View Post
    Are you clipped in?
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    you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way.

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    I wear a EEEEEE so consequently I don't even bother looking for a specialty shoe. Just finding something I can wear is a specialty shoe. I use clips, they seem to work fine.
    I get my shoes at www.wideshoes.com as they have a good selection from EEE-EEEEEE. No cycling shoes specifically, alas.

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    As far as I'm concerned, real cyclists use platform pedals, so I have no good advice for you. But I read a review and that looks like one sweet bike. Are you experiencing any braking issues?
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