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Old 07-26-16, 07:40 AM
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Narrow fit cycling shoes

Hi folks,

I have very narrow feet. Anyone out there had success in finding a good pair of road shoes that run narrow.

In the past I have used Shimano MTB shoes and Mavic. They were ok but I would have to double the insole and wear thick socks; not very ideal.

I have asked around but there does not seem to be much agreement.

I would go and try out different shoes. However, I am a bike mechanic and can thus pro deal shoes and I do not want to take up a poor salesman's time knowing that I am not looking to purchase. The shop where I work no longer carries shoes due to the impossibility of competing with the internet.

From what I see SIDI seems to run narrow but I am wondering if anyone can confirm this from experience.

Thanks a lot gan.
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Old 07-26-16, 09:52 AM
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Sidi, dmt.
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Old 07-26-16, 10:02 AM
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I have very narrow feet and have found that these really fit well. They are two bolt only so not sure if that will affect your decision.

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Old 07-26-16, 10:09 AM
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I Had a pair of SiDi kangaroo leather old school cleated cycling shoes that fit like a glove, in the 80s.

I have 10.5 B sized feet ..

I now have SiDi touring shoes , cleat-less .. hard sole.

they, SiDi, have Mega Range for wider feet, Now, and a regular last series that is narrower.

In general Italian made cycling shoes over the decades have tended to be narrower.
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Old 07-26-16, 10:51 AM
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I have narrow feet and I am pretty happy with my Specialized shoes.
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Old 07-26-16, 02:20 PM
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My Sidis are definitely more narrow than my Shimanos or PIs.
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Sidi makes regular and narrow sizes.

Competitive Cyclist has Sidi Genius Fit Carbon road shoes in narrow size for $162 if you happen to be size 40 or 41.

Sidi Genius Fit Carbon Shoes - Men's | Competitive Cyclist


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Old 07-26-16, 09:42 PM
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Shimano shoes have a bit more volume than most, so they're going to feel wider. Pearl Izumi makes narrower shoes as does Giro. Sidis are great, too.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Sidi makes regular and narrow sizes.

Competitive Cyclist has Sidi Genius Fit Carbon road shoes in narrow size for $162 if you happen to be size 40 or 41.

Sidi Genius Fit Carbon Shoes - Men's | Competitive Cyclist


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Sidi has discontinued the narrow widths. The reason they're on-sale is that they're old models on close-out.
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Originally Posted by gmk75000 View Post
Hi folks,

I have very narrow feet. Anyone out there had success in finding a good pair of road shoes that run narrow.

In the past I have used Shimano MTB shoes and Mavic. They were ok but I would have to double the insole and wear thick socks; not very ideal.

I have asked around but there does not seem to be much agreement.

I would go and try out different shoes. However, I am a bike mechanic and can thus pro deal shoes and I do not want to take up a poor salesman's time knowing that I am not looking to purchase. The shop where I work no longer carries shoes due to the impossibility of competing with the internet.

From what I see SIDI seems to run narrow but I am wondering if anyone can confirm this from experience.

Thanks a lot gan.
Someone mentioned Sidi. I have exactly the opposite of your problem and someone gave me a pair of Sidi's and they work quote well. But not because they are wide but because they have such nice soft leather uppers that they can make the shoes fairly narrow and they will still fit most feel.

The problem is that the price would scare away Warren Buffet.

Most women have this problem of narrow feet and Pearl Izumi makes women's specific shoes which work well.
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Sidi has discontinued the narrow widths. The reason they're on-sale is that they're old models on close-out.
I didn't know that. Thanks for the information.


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Originally Posted by cyclintom View Post
Someone mentioned Sidi. I have exactly the opposite of your problem and someone gave me a pair of Sidi's and they work quote well. But not because they are wide but because they have such nice soft leather uppers that they can make the shoes fairly narrow and they will still fit most feel.

The problem is that the price would scare away Warren Buffet.

Most women have this problem of narrow feet and Pearl Izumi makes women's specific shoes which work well.
After asking around a little today I heard good feedback about the Izumi. I think I am going to take a risk and get a pair or Women specific Pearl Izumi...don't judge me.

Worst case scenario: I will have to go sock-less and look like a triathlete. I am just really tired of sloppy fitting shoes. I will let you know how it goes.

Next question: switching to speedplay pedals from LOOK?
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Old 07-28-16, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by gmk75000 View Post
After asking around a little today I heard good feedback about the Izumi. I think I am going to take a risk and get a pair or Women specific Pearl Izumi...don't judge me.

Worst case scenario: I will have to go sock-less and look like a triathlete. I am just really tired of sloppy fitting shoes. I will let you know how it goes.

Next question: switching to speedplay pedals from LOOK?
A lot of people like Speedplay but I strongly advise against them. It is far too easy to slip out of them when pedaling hard such as accelerating across intersections where all of the cars are rev'ing it up in order to spin away as the light even looks like it's going to change.

I was pedaling hard down a descent and my foot came out of the Speedplay and went into the front wheel spokes. Ouchy. And then to make matters worse the man behind me also kicked out accidentally and went off the other side of the road and into a barbed wire fence. It took three of us to get him out of that without hacking him up any worse. We just finished as the ambulance got there.

I haven't ever had that problem with either Shimano SpD's or Look Delta pedals and stick with those.
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