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Old 04-02-16, 07:51 AM
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Clipless for BIG FEET!

So I got Giro Trans Road Shoes. I wear a 16, and got the biggest size they had 50 (I usually wear a 49/50 in Ecco's). The right shoe is snug, but my left foot is slightly bigger and it feels slammed inside. I have a read a lot about fitment of different brands, like a 49 in one brand could be a 51 in another brand. I have heard that Shimano goes up to 52, but again heard there shoes run small!

So I figured in the interest of making it simple (especially for newbs like me hehe) it would be awesome if you all chimed in with you American shoe size and your clipless size also what shoe you have!

Thanks in advance, everyone here has been awesome so far. I started biking again a month ago, and this week will have my first 100 mile week in years!
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Old 04-02-16, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by SuperClydesdale View Post
So I got Giro Trans Road Shoes. I wear a 16, and got the biggest size they had 50 (I usually wear a 49/50 in Ecco's). The right shoe is snug, but my left foot is slightly bigger and it feels slammed inside. I have a read a lot about fitment of different brands, like a 49 in one brand could be a 51 in another brand. I have heard that Shimano goes up to 52, but again heard there shoes run small!

So I figured in the interest of making it simple (especially for newbs like me hehe) it would be awesome if you all chimed in with you American shoe size and your clipless size also what shoe you have!

Thanks in advance, everyone here has been awesome so far. I started biking again a month ago, and this week will have my first 100 mile week in years!

Competitive Cyclist actually has a pretty good sizing chart that lists something like 17 different shoe manufacturers. I've found it to be pretty good.

Sidi Wire Push Shoes - Men's | Competitive Cyclist

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Old 04-02-16, 11:11 AM
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Shimano RP3 (SPD-SL) and SH-M089 (SPD) both go to EU52. Giro has most styles to a 50, and they run pretty true to size.

I wear an EU48 (US14) with what I call "duck feet," wide at the front but pretty flat. I have to look for EEE in regular shoes.

I know shopping for shoes is a terrible chore for me, I can't imagine what the OP has to go through. Most industries pretend that feet bigger than a 12 don't exist.
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Old 04-02-16, 12:24 PM
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I went with a 49 Shimano MTB shoes and SPD pedals to fit my size 14 EEEE feet. I couldn't find a road shoe that worked, but I didn't look too hard. I like the SPD's and use them on all of my bikes.
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Old 04-03-16, 06:55 AM
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SIDI shows their 50's to be a size 15 and they go up to 52's so maybe a 51 or 52 would do the trick? They're a bit pricey but worth the money if you're comfortable. SIDI Genius Fit Carbon Mega Road Shoes
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I have gavin shoes, size 44, I wear a US 10 or 10.5 depending on the shoe. honestly the 44s feel a little big for cycling, and I would like them more snug.
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All I can say is "good luck".

I have wide feet, and high insteps, but wear size 11.5 - 12.5 shoes, wide if I can find them. I find that Shimano size 48 shoes fit me best (I can get away with 47 with more relaxed mountain style shoes, but need 48 for road), which according to Zappos in a US size 15, and others say it's a US size 14. I think most Cycling shoes I've seen top out around 48-49.
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