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Old 04-08-03, 03:40 PM   #1
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Is there a web site that I can read about cycling shoes?

The info. I am looking for are things like:

1. Use this shoe if you are not prone to narrow toe box problems.

2. Use this shoe if you need a wider toe box but do not have what is considered wide foot.

3. Buy this shoe if you love carbon fiber soles.

4. Use this shoe if you want both lace up and velcro straps, or this shoe if you want only velcro, or only lace up.

5. Use this shoe if you want the perfomance of a cycling shoe but the "feel" of a cross trainer.

6. Buy this shoe if you want high end perfomance out of your shoes at a low end or beginners price.

7. Buy this shoe if you don't mind spending top dollar for the highest end shoes on the market even though the middle range shoes would work for you just fine and do just as well at a better price.

This should kind of give you a picture of the info. I'm looking for. I don't care if the info. is from consumer reports or another organization like it or from peoples personal accounts on cycling shoes.

But I do need the info. as quickly as possible please. Provide links if you have them, or provide a personal account based on your own experience.

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Old 04-08-03, 04:56 PM   #2
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Try www.mtbr.com. It sounds like exactly what you are looking for.

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Old 04-08-03, 06:12 PM   #3
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Old 04-10-03, 05:56 AM   #4
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I TINK REALLY THE ONLY WAY TO UNDERSTAND A SHOE FOT I TO TRY IT ON. YOU CAN GET ALLL THE SPECS FROM A WEB SITE AND FROM OTHER POSTERS BU UNTIL YOU TRY IT ON YOU CANNOT TELL THE FIT
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SAMP02 HAS AN INTERESTING POINT, BUT I WON"T YELL ABOUT IT.

Samp02 is on the right track. Most sources I have read and heard from suggest trying on a large selection of shoes to see what fits right. Just like with different sneaker brands, sizes do vary somewhat between companies. You might find that the really expensive pair is the only comfortable pair you can find, or you might discover that the cheapest is the only one that fits right. You also need to take into account that type of clipless pedal system you will be using. Most shoes are compatible with a group of cleats, but some are not compatible with certain systems. I've heard that it's good to go shopping for clipless shoes after a ride or after walking for a little while because the foot "swells" a little during exercise, and can make a once comfortable shoe feel uncomfortable when your pounding real hard.

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www.performancebike.com and http://store.trekbikes.com/shopping/...tegory_id=720.
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