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    Cycling shoe advice please.

    Hi guys,
    I'm curious as to what some of you guys are using for cycling shoes because I'm debating on whether to upgrade my basic road bike shoes to a more better model for longer rides or go with a TRi cycling shoe since I'm training up for Duathlons and Triathlons. I have just a basic model specialized sport road bike shoe with shimano 105 spd-sl pedals / cleats. I'm sure many of you would probably say go with what fits best I guess. I have somewhat wide feet so and I notice a lot of triathlon cycling shoes look narrow, IMO. I've been looking at many road shoes and some tri shoes like these too http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...02_-1___400462. I mean will there be some downfall in terms of the fit that I'll have to get used to if I were to go into a triathlon cycling shoe?

    Thanks.

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    Shimano is about the only supplier of wide shoes. Some say they are pretty good shoes and the fit is pretty close to spot on, but you need so check the sizing conversion chart since they use metric sizing.
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    I use SIDI road shoes. I have tried SPD's, Look,
    and now Speedplays pedals with the same shoes.
    I'm using the standard width but they also come
    in Mega(wide) sizes.

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    I have wide feet and can't wear normal cycling shoes or even some brand's wider version (Giro, Sidi). Lake makes several styles in wide widths and over the years they have worked well for me. Apparently they have had distribution problems for years and tend to be difficult to find in shops. I also have had good luck with Northwaves. Both my current road racing and mtn bike shoes are Northwaves (couldn't find Lakes at the time). They have a bigger toe box that works well even though they are not a "wide" version. If your looking at Giros make sure you can try them on. Good luck.
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    I typically wear 4EE running shoes. I recently bought a pair of Sidi Pro Carbon shoes in 44 1/2 Mega. They fit me great and I could not be happier. They were far from cheap, however I would definitely purchase them again!

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    As said, Sidi and Lake make wide specific shoes and Northwave, my shoe of choice for comfort, stiffness and a wider toe box, is a good bet also.
    Tri shoes generally use a wider 2 strap method for securing to the foot and making easier in and out but otherwise not much of a difference between Tri and road shoes.
    Find the shoe that fits best and is comfortable, buy them and wear them...

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