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Old 06-12-09, 08:42 AM   #1
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Shoe sizeing

Hi,Im looking to buy my first pair of road shoes and am a little unsure about sizing.I looked up some sizing charts and see that a 47 is a 12 1/2 and a 48 is a 14 i wear a 13US so would i wear a 47 1/2?....is there such thing?i dident see it on any of the charts...any and all help is appreciated.

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Omg

OMG..i cant believe i spelled sizing wrong in the title...*feels dumb*..lol
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Old 06-12-09, 09:53 AM   #3
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Good Luck. The same size from different manufacturers will be different. You have to try the shoes on to be sure they fit right.
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Good Luck. The same size from different manufacturers will be different. You have to try the shoes on to be sure they fit right.
H*ll, the same size from the *same* manufacturer can be different!
I have summer cycling shoes, and a pair if winter cycling shoes.
Both Pearl Izumi;
Both size "47".

The summer shoes have a huge amount of space beyond the toes, but the 46 were too short when I tried them on, so I went with 47.

I ordered the winter shoes online, confident they would be the same size.
They are enough shorter that I sometimes get blisters on the ends of my toes from rubbing the end of the shoe.

And I wear the *same* socks with both.
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I wear a 13 shoe size usually. It is the fit that counts and not the size. My feet always get a veto power on the shoes I buy. Because if I don't listen to them, I find that I don't wear the shoes. The revenge of the feet.

I usually wear a size 48 bike shoe.
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Sometimes the fit is different between two pairs *of the same shoe*. Don't ask me how it's possible but it is.
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Thanks for all the advice guys il have to try some on and see what fits me right...and if i buy some online il go with the 48 and make sure they have a good return policy
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It's been my experience that you have to be very careful with cycling shoes and sizing. I wear an 10 1/2 to 11 shoe, and can usually wear a 45 or 46. Currently, I have Shimano 45.5s. I'd go to your LBS and try on as many shoes of different brands as you can (Shimano, Specialized, Sidi, etc.) and make sure you determine what size works for you in each brand and go from there.
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