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    Best road shoe for wide feet

    For running I have New Balances (882's) -- and right now I have some specialized but they are pretty narrow.
    But I can't seem to find the proper road sho for someone who has wide feet and a high arch?

    Someone said something about Sidi's but what model?

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    I tried Vittoria the other day and found them hugely wide, especially in the heel.
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    Sidi Mega, but you need to hit some different shops and try a bunch of shoes on.
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    the shimano series fits my wide-foot needs. But my feet are not abnormally wide.
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    I got a pair of Spiuk RC-1's last summer, and I am VERY pleased with the fit. They are not a very common shoe, but I really like them. The comfort for me, is a good compromise while still maintaining performance.

    I have an E width, and the toe box is very generous. However, length-wise, I needed a slightly larger size. I usually take a 45-45.5, because I wear a size 11. They don't come in 1/2 sizes though. So, I went and got the Size 46, after the 45 was a smidgeon too short. The 46 fits my size 11E foot perfectly. I would say it could even comfortably fit up to a EE-EEE width, without much trouble. It's as if they intended this shoe to be for wider feet.

    I think what they did to really add a benny, is they with two sets of insoles. One with lots of vent holes for summer, and another set one for winter.



    If you want something differant, these are a good option. However, if you want the old reliable, then go for a pair of Sidi's. You can't go wrong with those.
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    I wear 10EEE, and the only ones I could find to fit are the Sidi Mega's. I got's two pair - dey nice.

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    I went from Sidi Mega's to the Shimano Wide shoes with a far roomier toe box and thermoformed goodness.
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    Northwaves are wide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captnfantastic View Post
    the shimano series fits my wide-foot needs. But my feet are not abnormally wide.
    Same here. I'm about halfway between D (normal) and E width. Most brands were too narrow, but Sidi megas and any other E width shoe was too wide. Shimano fit me just right. I felt like Goldilocks and the Three Freakin' Bears.
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    Specialized carbone soled shoes seem to be a bit wider in the forefoot. The Sidi Megas were wider along the whole foot, but too big in the back for me.

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    I have the misfortune of having one foot that is a 9EE and another that is a 9.5E, so no matter what I do, one foot is always uncomfortable - usually its the short, fat foot.

    Anyway, I tried Sidi, regular and megas. The regulars were too narrow and the megas were too wide.

    I am now riding Specialized Pro Carbon shoes, which come in narrow, regular and wide widths. I have them in a 44 wide. They fit my 9.5E foot fine, but the short, fat foot, not so much.

    After these, I'll probably try the Shimano wides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by henrythenavigat View Post
    For running I have New Balances (882's) -- and right now I have some specialized but they are pretty narrow.
    But I can't seem to find the proper road sho for someone who has wide feet and a high arch?

    Someone said something about Sidi's but what model?
    Northwave = wide foot, low arch

    Sidi Mega = wide foor, high arch (or at least not low arch which is why I can't wear them).
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    Not Diadora Ergo Carbon. not wide

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    Trying to find appropriate cycling shoes was a long ordeal for me and my 12 4E feet! However, Shimano wide series (47) without the insert and Sidi Megas (48) work for me. As an inexpensive alternative, the Forte wide (sold by Performance) in a 47 is the widest and most comfortable shoe I have found. However, I suspect it will not hold up as well as the Sidis for example. (Btw, a very thin sock is a must to get any of these shoes to work for me!)

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    What size do you wear? I'm selling some Shimano size 11.2 EE mtb shoes, carbon soles. Probably as stiff as most road shoes.

    Otherwise, you can check out Lake's shoes, esp the CX190 road shoe or any of their road shoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiffknee View Post
    Trying to find appropriate cycling shoes was a long ordeal for me and my 12 4E feet! However, Shimano wide series (47) without the insert and Sidi Megas (48) work for me. As an inexpensive alternative, the Forte wide (sold by Performance) in a 47 is the widest and most comfortable shoe I have found. However, I suspect it will not hold up as well as the Sidis for example. (Btw, a very thin sock is a must to get any of these shoes to work for me!)
    I too wear the Forte, in a size 47 (13) and they're plenty wide for my 13EEE feet! I've put a lot of long distance miles on them, and they've held up really well.
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    Im riding the Shimano R300s in wide... Ive tried about everything and these are the best for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycphotography View Post
    Northwave = wide foot, low arch

    Sidi Mega = wide foor, high arch (or at least not low arch which is why I can't wear them).

    So its Sidi's

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    the only arch you get in sidi is created by the $0.05 worth of material from the insole.
    no matter what shoe you get, i highly recommend immediately switching out the insole to SuperFeet...best $40 you can spend...plus if you dont like em, return em..even after cutting them up.

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    Specialized have a wide toe box. Works for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enjoi07 View Post
    the only arch you get in sidi is created by the $0.05 worth of material from the insole.
    No, it's about the shape (height) of the uppers.

    11EEE, high arch feet, and Sidi Megas are my best fitting shoes, let alone cycling shoes.

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    I have Shimano in a wide shoe and it is the only shoe that I have found that really fits me well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hendley View Post
    No, it's about the shape (height) of the uppers.

    11EEE, high arch feet, and
    Sidi Megas are my best fitting shoes, let alone cycling shoes.
    You should try these my son. They're the Brooks saddles of the shoe world.

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