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Bicycle Shoes - Current VLF (Very Large Feet) Options?

Old 06-06-16, 10:43 PM
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Bicycle Shoes - Current VLF (Very Large Feet) Options?

I walked out of a bike shop today with three grand or so worth of a Surly Long Haul Trucker I just had built with no SPD shoes to ride it with. It seems that the bike shop I am dealing with- Portland, Oregon's largest- carries a couple of shoe styles up to EU 50, which I would have to cut the ends off my toes to use. Apparently I need a generous 52 or, if the shoes run small/tight, even a 54. I also have a high arch, which means that lace-up shoes are better than the Velcro strap style. I thought it would be a simple matter of searching the Internet this evening, but two hours of looking has just left me frustrated. Does anyone have a similar situation where they have found a brand/style that works for them? I'm feeling pretty desperate, as this was a roadblock I never anticipated in getting ready for a coast-to-coast ride later this summer. Thanks in advance if you can help.
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Old 06-06-16, 11:22 PM
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Sidi makes the Dominator 5 MEGA up to a EU52(US17.) How big are your feet?

Some brands (like Bont) even list their sizes by the actual physical length of the last, and have shoes that run large-- I wear an EU49 in Shimano/Pearl, but only a EU47 in Bont, and they have shoes up to EU50.

Wouldn't it be great if all brands made their sizing charts off of actual physical dimensions, not just random numbers? Like how my Giros are US14/EU48, but a Shimano 48 is just smaller than a US13?
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Shimano lists several of their shoes up to size 52. Many with velcro.

I've had good luck with the Shimano shoes that I've bought (sz 46). Widths and sizes seem good.
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Damn. I thought I had problems trying to find 48's. You might hafta drop some more dough for a custom built pair o' shoes to go with that custom built bike.


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