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Old 01-06-06, 01:53 PM   #1
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Road shoes for my W-I-D-E feet

It's about time for a new set of shoes for me, but I always have trouble finding units that will comfortably fit my size 12-E feet. In addition I would just as soon not have to get a second motgage to pay for them. I'm looking for a pair of road shoes (I'm not crazy about MTB shoes with their huge lugged soles). I've seen some Shimano shoes that are a couple of years old that aren't lugged that were fit with small metal cleats in a central recess. They looked like they'd last a lot longer than my Look plastic cleats. Those things wear out fast from walking on them.

Does any one know of any good recommendations to fit my wide feet and put SPD's on them?
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I have very wide feet and find the Pearl Izumi Vagabond II shoes very comfortable:

http://www.pearlizumi.com/product.ph...color_code=500

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I wear the Sidi Dominator Mega, but anything within the Sidi Mega series should help us duck-footed folks -- http://performancebike.resultspage.c...di%20mega&rk=2
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I have very wide feet also. I have the Shimano STBs and they are probably one of the most comfortable shoes that I own.
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I second the Sidi Mega width. I have the Dominator and it is the only bike shoe that fits me any more. Incredibly comfortable and well made. I got rid of my Shimano touring shoes because they were too narrow, but that could be specific to the T-092 touring model..
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Okay, I'm starting to think that if I truely want a protected for longevity sake (recessed) SPD cleat, I may have to give in to wearing a lugged (MTB) shoe. But I'm at the core a rather frugal guy. So far the most attractive recommendation has been the Sidi Bullet 2 at $150. Great googley moogley, that's some serious jing! Now I remember my Father's mantra about "you get what you pay for" & "the cheapest is the most expensive", but aren't there some good less expensive alternatives?
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I have big flat feet and currently wear the Sidi Dominators in the mega width. I wear a size 48 in road shoes and a 13 in street shoes and dominators fit great. I have also owned the Pear Izumi Vagabonds and they fit great also, although the Sidis are the best shoe I have ever ridden in.
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I have big flat feet and currently wear the Sidi Dominators in the mega width. I wear a size 48 in road shoes and a 13 in street shoes and dominators fit great. I have also owned the Pear Izumi Vagabonds and they fit great also, although the Sidis are the best shoe I have ever ridden in.
The best shoe huh. What makes them better than the others you've ridden?
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have also owned the Pear Izumi Vagabonds and they fit great also, ...
The PI Vagabond II comes in an MTB version as well. Currently, a pair is going for about $60US at Performance.
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I just went out at noon and tried on bike shoes at my favorite bike shop. I tried Sidi, Nike, Pearl Izumi & Shimano. The only one that felt good was the Sidi, but much to my surprise the Mega was a little too wide. The best fit for my 12-E foot was a 47 regular width. The only pair they had was a Dominator, and it cost $230. I'm sorry, but I just can't do that. But now at least I know what to watch for in the sales. The hunt continues ....
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I've got freakish feet (14EE) and I love the SIDI megas. 49/50 in the mega size is perfect.

If you're looking for a good MTB shoe, seriously consider the Cannondale Roam shoes. I recently bought a sz. 14 pair and am amazed at how well they fit, and they only cost $62 after the Nashbar coupon. I've yet to put on any real milage on them, so my advice is based solely on having worn them for <2 hours. However, I think they'll work out well.
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