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Old 11-05-18, 08:01 PM
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Shimano shoe sizing

I'm contemplating purchasing a pair of Shimano MTB shoes from an online merchant. The shoes are size 48 which according to Shimano's sizing chart is a 12.3 in U.S mens. Is this accurate? I've previously worn Giro shoes, size 46.5 and 47. Both sizes fit well.
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Old 11-05-18, 08:11 PM
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I have always been pleased with my Shimano shoes being close to true sizing as well as being some of the most durable shoes owned.
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Old 11-05-18, 09:24 PM
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I've always found Shimano shoes to fit a bit snug.
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Shimano's shoes seem a bit narrow to me.
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I have extremely narrow feet; this is all good news. So the width sounds good, the length remains an issue...
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My first pair of clippy shoes were Shimano Click'r, EU48. They fit me fine, and I wear a US14.

I buy a lot of stuff online, but my shoes are from the LBS. It seems like EU48 means something different to every manufacturer.
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Likewise, I've had pretty good luck with Shimano shoes being both true to size (11US / EU45) and consistent between models.
I would be confident ordering them online.
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I always used to be a perfect 10D, but I can't wear even the wide versions of Shimano shoes without up-sizing.
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I went to REI .... tried there some Shimano shoes and bought online - the store didn't have the model I wanted, but it had online.
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I would understand wanting to buy Shimano components -- their shifting and braking are legendary -- but soft goods like shoes? Their soft goods are no better than their competitors'.
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Originally Posted by onyerleft View Post
I would understand wanting to buy Shimano components -- their shifting and braking are legendary -- but soft goods like shoes? Their soft goods are no better than their competitors'.
I'm trying to get MTB shoes on the cheap. My bikes are Campy equipped ☺
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Originally Posted by amazinmets73 View Post
I'm contemplating purchasing a pair of Shimano MTB shoes from an online merchant. The shoes are size 48 which according to Shimano's sizing chart is a 12.3 in U.S mens. Is this accurate? I've previously worn Giro shoes, size 46.5 and 47. Both sizes fit well.
Pretty accurate. I measure 12 1/2 whenever I buy shoes. Shimano 48's are usually a tad long. 47's are just right for length but a little narrow.

Always felt their shoes were good quality for the price but finally had to move on to Lake for a true wide shoe that I could easily wear all day.
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Originally Posted by onyerleft View Post
I would understand wanting to buy Shimano components -- their shifting and braking are legendary -- but soft goods like shoes? Their soft goods are no better than their competitors'.
Actually, I have had a set of Shiman shoes go more than 5 yrs and several other brands go less than 1 yr.
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