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    road shoes - width or length

    It appears get correct in both width and length isn't going to work out. I've been wearing the correct size in length but now with my rides stretching out to longer miles, higher OAT's and the narrow width gets pretty uncomfortable. So, I'm wondering about going up a size (length, 10.5 to 11.5) to give me the width I want.

    Has anyone else tried this? Can't see that this would be a problem but I'm open to ideas.

    marc

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    Find a brand of shoe with a wider last, or that gives width options.
    You could fall off a cliff and die.
    You could get lost and die.
    You could hit a tree and die.
    OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.

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    I did this with my first (and current) shoes, it has worked out fine for me. Just make sure you can get the correct cleat adjustment, as the mounting holes will be a little further forward compared to a correctly fitting shoe. I've now had mine three years and they are still very comfortable, no problems on century rides. When these wear out I will get replacement shoes with the correct length and width, until then I'll carry on with the existing pair.

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    Specialized makes wide shoes. I made the mistake of buying a 44 in regular to get the width that I wanted. It really did not work out for me. I now have a size 42.5 W on order and should be in very soon.
    From my experience, you want the length to be correct if the shoe you have has arch support built into the last (like most cycling shoes do). If you get a longer length shoe, the arch support hits your foot in the incorrect place and causes more problems in the long run.

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    dont size up to accommodate for width.

    what size do you wear? i have some Bonts (wide) that have never been used that i might get rid of...gonna try heat molding out a problem spot one more time...

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    Shimano, Sidi and Lake make wide shoes. Northwave shoes run wide too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abstractform20 View Post
    dont size up to accommodate for width.

    what size do you wear? i have some Bonts (wide) that have never been used that i might get rid of...gonna try heat molding out a problem spot one more time...
    If they don't fit the OP I would be interested if they fit me. I wear a 48.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbon Unit View Post
    If they don't fit the OP I would be interested if they fit me. I wear a 48.
    damn...mine are a 44.5 (bont sizing). well, i hope i can get push out of the toe box a smidgen so my middle toes dont graze the end.

    havent even ridden them yet. will bake and push this week one more time, then actually try a ride in them.

    i just want shoes that fit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by fstshrk View Post
    Specialized makes wide shoes. I made the mistake of buying a 44 in regular to get the width that I wanted. It really did not work out for me. I now have a size 42.5 W on order and should be in very soon.
    From my experience, you want the length to be correct if the shoe you have has arch support built into the last (like most cycling shoes do). If you get a longer length shoe, the arch support hits your foot in the incorrect place and causes more problems in the long run.
    Got the 42.5W specialized pro shoes. Specialized has changed the last and the 42.5W now fits like a 42.5 regular. Needless to say, that is 280+tax down the drain if the LBS does not take it back. These shoe companies really need to standardize on a size.

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