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Old 06-24-12, 09:36 PM   #1
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Good in-store selection of shoes in the Bay Area?

Anybody know of a place in the Bay Area that has a really large selection of cycling shoes physically in the store? Most LBS's (or even chains like Performance) seem to have a rather small selection of shoes in stock. It's extremely difficult for me to find cycling shoes (or regular shoes for that matter) that fit, as I have a somewhat wide foot with a very high instep. It would be great to be able to try on a whole bunch in person rather than ordering a bunch at a time online hoping one will fit.

I know which brands tend to go wide, like Lake (and there's no way I can afford Sidi Mega's). But I'd rather do the in-person thing and do comparison fittings. Though perhaps the internet route really is best for difficult fits?

Any leads would be greatly appreciated! San Francisco, East Bay, South Bay, Marin...I'm willing to go a little out of my way for a promising prospect.
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Old 06-25-12, 01:03 AM   #2
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IDK, Iv'e moved away 20 + years ago... have you tried REI Berkeley, yet?
Missing Link... also in Berkeley?

there was a string of shops on Stanyan st ,East end of GG park
& Noe valley cycle shop is, a mile south of GG Park at most..

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It's been a few years but AFAIK the REI in San Carlos is the biggest REI in the Bay Area, but that doesn't help much as REI has a fairly limited selection of shoes even on their website.

There are quite a few good higher-end LBSs in Palo Alto and the surrounding area. If I was in the Bay Area looking for good shoes, I'd take a few hours to visit these various shops and see what they carry. The last pair of shoes I bought I got it Mike's Bikes in San Fran, but that was mainly a matter of convenience when I was there on business.
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