My feet are 14 & 1/2 extra wide(this is somewhere around a 50 in euro terms), but I usually wear a 14W because it's nearly impossible to find anything else. I've also got a high arch and normally rip out the insoles just to get that extra quarter inch of vertical space.
I know big and tall doesn't always = big feet, but I figured I'd get the best results from my fellow Clydes.
I started riding a stationary and got used to the straps on it, and now that I've switched to a real bike I miss them. My sore legs miss them too. I'm riding a Raleigh Venture 3.0 and love everything about it except the damned pedals. I've lost count of how many times my feet have slipped off the things.
Comfort & recreation are my main concerns in biking; at least until I lose a bit more weight. So, I want something easy to get in and out of, and shoes that I'll be able to walk in.
Oh well, back to staring out the window wishing I could be riding. The latest heatwave just broke and it is absolutely perfect outside, while I'm stuck here `til five. Days like these are what make the triple digit summers worth it to live out here.