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Old 08-07-12, 12:46 PM   #1
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Bike Shoe Sizing

I like to ask about Bike Shoe sizing . As when shopping for bike shoes most are in Euro sizes

How do you go about measuring for proper size of shoe?

What exact end of shoe to what part of the front of shoe do you measure by?
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I looked on the tongue of my sneakers. My Pumas were a 44, my Nikes were a 45, and my Adidas were a 46. All are 11 US. The Adidas fit the best so I ordered size 46 Pearl Izumi's. They fit great.
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Online bike store such as Nashbar or Performance Bicycle have shoe size conversion charts. However, as mentioned above the equivalent Euro size can vary by manufacturer. For Specialized shoes, size 10 is a 44. You may have to visit the manufacturer's website to confirm the appropriate size
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Online bike store such as Nashbar or Performance Bicycle have shoe size conversion charts. However, as mentioned above the equivalent Euro size can vary by manufacturer. For Specialized shoes, size 10 is a 44. You may have to visit the manufacturer's website to confirm the appropriate size
+1 Or you could always go try them on at the LBS. Shoes are one of those things where proper fit outweighs the savings of buying online IMO.
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You can look on the bottom of the shoe box for the size conversion chart.
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Different companies guess about US to Euro size conversions differently. Euro sizes never convert to a US size directly. The Euro system is different. Akin to metric, don't use a 9/16ths wrench when it is a 15mm nut. If that is too hard of a concept to handle take up running and leave us alone. Usually a 44 shoe fits me perfectly, but I vary from a 9.5 to a 10 in US sizes.
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I put my foot in them, in shops, after a while you learn the numbers..

some companies have their sizing out of synch with other companies..

trying them on in shops is the beginning.
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I would suggest trying them on in person prior to buying if you are unfamiliar. Sizing runs weird sometimes I've noticed. I just purchased mmy first pair at the LBS for 90 bucks and I love them. After a 4 hour ride in 95 degree heat my feet Arnt even sweaty.


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+1 Or you could always go try them on at the LBS. Shoes are one of those things where proper fit outweighs the savings of buying online IMO.
Just buy 3 pair online straddling the size that you think you need. Try them on in the comfort of your home and send back the 2 pair that don't fit. If you're careful with the timing, you might even squeeze the return into the same credit card billing cycle.
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The only way to fit bike shoes is to try them on.
Even the SAME mfgr isn't consistent on sizing!
Example: I have Pearl Izumi summer shoes and winter shoes, both in size "47".
The summer shoes have 3/4" space from my toes to the end of the shoe.
The winter shoes are lightly touching the end of my toes.
Same socks worn in both.

I just picked up a new pair of Sidi's to replace the summer shoes which are nearly worn out.
I went into Excel Sports in person to try them on and bought them there.
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