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    I need WIDE (4E) cycling shoes. Suggestions.

    I'm a mutant, I admit it. I can't find wide enough shoes to save my life.
    I presently own a pair of lake size 44-2E. Unfortunately, I need 4E.

    These will be used for mainly off road with SPD clipless
    CE

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    Get Speedplay Drillium platform pedals and forget about clipless. Great pedals and you can wear any shoes you want. bk

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    I 'suffer' the same 4E curse. I take Lake shoes, slather them inside with mink oil, soak 'em in hot water and stuff the ball with rags [really jam them in], and let 'em dry. Little by little they stretch some. I s'poze one of those wooden shoe stretchers would work, too. I bet we share the lifelong experience of shoes that simply don't fit.

    Hey, you know what they say about big feet. . .







    . . .big socks!!!

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    Have you tried the Mega by Sidi? I have particular feet also (wide), and I have found them to be the most comfortable.

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    Try the specialized bg comp spd shoe. I have 4e feet size 12 and they fit me good.
    I also have hammer toes and the shoes never give me a problem with top toe rub.

    Dynodan

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    sidi mega - worked for me with small (UK13G/US14EE-EEE/EU48-50 extra wide) feet
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    I wear 4E and took a a chance on some extra wide Lake shoes. They fit fine for me.

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    One word - sandals!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse View Post
    Looked 'em up:
    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za...553&MODE=&TFC=
    Big pretty pedals, big price.



    Shoe stretcher and mink oil. That just might be an idea.
    http://www.heartlandamerica.com/brow...sp?PIN=33335&#
    It's just the outside that hurts after about 20 miles.

    The mutant foot curse. At least I can swim fast

    CE

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    would soaking them in hot water help?
    OR take them to a shoe cobbler and have them professionally stretched. Cost about 6 dollars for me.

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    I would suggest you try on a pair of Sidi Mega width shoes at a store. I wear a 13 EEE and the 48 Megas are a little loose on me.

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    >>> The mutant foot curse. At least I can swim fast

    You know, I'm a 'glass half full' kind of coyote. See, the gods provide us unambiguous signs and I always fig'erd wide feet and Neanderthal legs was a sign that in a tight situation my best course of action was Swift Egress Across Rough Territory [aka 'Feet Don't Fail Me Now'].

    Good information in this thread for those of the Widefoot Tribe among us. Thanks.

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    I'm a 10 1/2-11 EEEE and I have a lot of difficulty finding shoes (much less cycling cleats) that fit. I thought New Balance used to make a cycling shoe for Look or Trek several years ago, but I don't know if that came in the extremely wides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by axelfox View Post
    Have you tried the Mega by Sidi? I have particular feet also (wide), and I have found them to be the most comfortable.
    +1

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    I have a brand new pair of Cortez size 45 that is a 4E width if anyone is interested. New in the box and never been use. rmwun54

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    I have 10.5 /45 EUR EEE feet, and I was wondering how the lake wides are. I was specifically thinking about the MX 60/90 line.
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    D2 Custom bike shoes?

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    >>>> would soaking them in hot water help?

    In a lifetime [I'm a BF50+ guy.] of hiking, walking, running, backpacking, and cycling I've found that hot water alone actually >>>shrinks<<< shoes. . .unless of course you "wear them dry". That's why I added the bit about mink oil. [Caveat: Careful with the mink oil on high end leather backpacking shoes; you'll turn them into soft/supple $225 house slippers!!!]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coyote! View Post
    ...[Caveat: Careful with the mink oil on high end leather backpacking shoes; you'll turn them into soft/supple $225 house slippers!!!]
    +1

    ...and generally oiling too much will rot the stitching and loosen any gluing (At least that's what happened to the one and only pair of boots I oiled).
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