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    SPD shoes - large sizes?

    Hey everyone!

    I'm having a terrible time finding SPD touring/mountain biking shoes in US Size 14/Euro49

    I've scoured Google, nashbar, performance, etc, etc.

    I'm looking for something that I can commute in and use for my upcoming tour in California. I would prefer something I can walk somewhat comfortably in for when I'm off the bike.


    If anyone has any source for larger size SPD shoes (bought the pedals/can't find the shoes!) I would greatly appreciate any help.

    My price range is 70-100$, but I'm willing to spend a *little* more if the quality is really there.


    Thanks in advance - I hope someone can help!

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    BTW - I'm using the Nashbar sizing chart for reference on Euro conversion

    Shimano 48 = 13 (which is usually too small from experience)


    link to chart: http://www.nashbar.com/sizesearch.cfm


    Thanks again!

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    I happened to find some 49Euro/14 US bike shoes and larger at Rincon Cycles in Carpinteria,California.

    805-684-9466 Ask for Dennis the owner if possible. He has the large feet.

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    Good question.

    I'm a 48 and have a hard time finding shoes, usually browse shoes by what fits and what doesn't first before type/style.

    That said, I got lucky and found a pair of shimano mountain shoes, probably the basic model, at a LBS last year. Some stores carry big sizes, some don't. Some only had up to 45... Maybe give them a try instead of online.
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    I love my Sidi Dominator Megas...but they are out of the price range you outlined.
    Lake MX165s might do the trick for you
    http://www.lakecycling.com/ProductIn...roductid=MX165
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    I'm a 14/49 also.
    Not sure if anyone makes a 49, most seem to jump from 48 to 50.
    Have a pair of Sidi in size 50 (don't recall the model) which fit fairly well.
    About two months ago i went to the Louis Garneau factory outlet store in newport, vt;
    in the corner they had a pile of shoes and among them was a roughed up box marked
    size 50. The shoes inside were also 50s, which fit great- IMO better than the Sidi;
    or perhaps it was the $10 price tag. In either case they are now my favorite shoe for
    riding the recumbent.

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    Thanks everyone - found a pair of Cannondale Roams in a 49

    they feel kind of narrow -but I'm going to try them out anyway.

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    I was going to recommend Lake as well.
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    specialized!!!


    i wear 49's too and love their shoes.

    When looking for 49's on their web page, beware that only one or 2 models come in size 49. I think the MTB shoes I own are the BodyGeometry Comps. They were around $120 when I got them.

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