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Old 06-23-24, 07:57 AM
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New road shoes?

I want to buy a new pari of cycling shoes. I use Shimano Spd sl cleats. My current shoes are LG Garneau with the yellow cleat attachment. For years, on one of my road bikes I used Shimano dual pedal that was more appropriate for mountain biking and a matching shoe... I liked having that flexibility, but now I am upgrading due to me adding power meters on the pedals.

so, my foot is 10.5 D. Cycling shoes sizes, unless it has changed in the past 10 years, do not match up well regarding foot width.

What are your recommendations... ? I am leaning towards a Fi zi k over curve, but I am not set on.. I just know the last time I bought road shoes is was a trial and error process with buying the shoes online, trying them on and then returning until I found a good fit.

any help is appreciated.

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Originally Posted by JGM411
I want to buy a new pari of cycling shoes. I use Shimano Spd sl cleats. My current shoes are LG Garneau with the yellow cleat attachment. For years, on one of my road bikes I used Shimano dual pedal that was more appropriate for mountain biking and a matching shoe... I liked having that flexibility, but now I am upgrading due to me adding power meters on the pedals.

so, my foot is 10.5 D. Cycling shoes sizes, unless it has changed in the past 10 years, do not match up well regarding foot width.

What are your recommendations... ? I am leaning towards a Fi zi k over curve, but I am not set on.. I just know the last time I bought road shoes is was a trial and error process with buying the shoes online, trying them on and then returning until I found a good fit.

any help is appreciated.

Joe
Lake shoes. Follow their buying and sizing guide. It's surprisingly accurate.
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...so, my foot is 10.5 D. Cycling shoes sizes, unless it has changed in the past 10 years, do not match up well regarding foot width. What are your recommendations... Joe

I believe that D width is now a fairly standard 'average' width for a fair number of manufacturers. It also seems to me that there are many more wide models available today than in the past.

Many (but not all) shoe manufacturers have sizing tables which you use to measure your foot length and width in millimeters. You put a paper grid chart on the floor, and place your foot on it. Then measure length and width. You can then look thru the fit tables to decide on a model and size according to the sizing data. I've seen almost no data correlating cycling shoe models to US foot width (A, B, C, D, etc.).

Here are some quite recent shoe buyer's guides; you can start looking here:

https://www.bikeradar.com/advice/buy...-cycling-shoes
https://www.cyclingweekly.com/group-...s-guide-151544
https://road.cc/buyers-guide/best-road-cycling-shoes

Many bike shops have no idea as to width sizing. In my 2017 shoe search, I first checked several local bike shops. After repeated unsatisfactory results, I then searched on-line shops.

I've also been successfully using Lake shoes (the narrow CX332 road shoe) for the last 7 years. I bought them from Competitive Cyclist. I first tried several brands and models thru CC. It was easy for me to return the shoes and get refunds, less shipping costs.

I berlieve that you'll have more choices in standard and wide widths than what I have for narrow (US 10.25 C).

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Well, I took your advice and bought a pair of Lake shoes. When I opened the box, my first reaction was that they looked small. I set the new shoes next to my other pair and that comparison confirmed they looked small.

However, once I loosened up the BOA ties and slipped them on they felt great. I can wiggle my toes. They are snug but very comfortable and after my first ride I can say no issues and my feet felt good.


So, thank you for the advice.
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