Wide Width Shoes?
Hello everyone. This is my first post here. Iím looking for a little help if I can get it please.
Iíve been running myself ragged for a couple of months now trying to find an SPD shoe to use on my newly acquired TerraTrike. I currently own five pairs of shoes; Bostonian wingtips, casual Florsheimís, Reebok BMX walking, and two pairs of New Balance running shoes. All of them are size 8 with an EE width, and fit me perfectly. So far, my findings are leaving me with the observation that, for some reason beyond my understanding, cycling shoes are made narrower than everyday shoes.
EVERY cycle shoe I have tried in a wide width, claiming to be an EE width, fitís me like a standard E width, at best. I have tried all of the Sidi Mega (3 models), the Lake ĖX (3 models), the Shimano wide widths (2 models), and Forte wides (at Performance bicycle). Today, I found a pair of Shimano SPD sandals on close-out ($25), so I bought them. Theyíll get me through the short term, but they arenít what I want.
Iím thinking of going to a cobbler and get his opinion of having him Ďstretchí the width of a pair of the EE width shoes from Lake (because they cost less than Sidi or Shimano). Does anyone else know of a Mountain bike shoe that comes in an EEE or wider width?
I sure would appreciate some useful information. Thanks. Gary