How to determine proper shoe fit?
Since cycling shoes are so entirely different than other shoes and their comfort critical, what is the "best" way to determine if a shoe properly fits.
Many bike shops only carry a limited selection and even less sizes, but the ones available cost close to $150.00. When trying on shoes, what is the criteria? Is there a proper way to size?
I had one person tell me to kick the ground to force my foot forward into the toe box. He said this would simulate the position my foot would be in my shoe after 20 miles or so.
I had another person tell me, that the length wasn't as important as the position of the arch in my foot relative to the arch support in the shoe.
Someone else told me that it's better to have a tighter shoe (smaller) than one that's too large. But what if it's too small, wouldn't your foot cramp?
Is there an unwritten code that states you can't wear mountain shoes on a road bike? I understand the only problem with mt shoes is cleat compatablility. But, if I use SPD's on both bikes, why do I need different shoes?
I really don't mind paying the money for a decent pair of shoes, but I'd hate to shell out the cash for an uncomfotable shoe. What do I do if I buy a pair go for a ride and find they don't really fit? Will the bike shop return them? What if I buy them mail order?
Please Help!:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: