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Old 01-08-07, 04:53 PM
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Sidi shoe sizes

Decided to bite the bullet and order some Sidi shoes but I am stuck on shoe size. I wear a 8 1/2 US and currrently use a Shimano 42 Euro bike shoe. I understand that Sidi shoes run about 1/2 size small but I don't know if that is a 1/2 size off in US or Euro. The Sidi size charts suggest that a 42.5 Euro would line up with my 8 1/2 US size. Currently looking at the Sidi Genius 5 (Carbon too expensive for me).
Can anyone that uses Sidi shoes and normally wears a 8 1/2 US (normal width) shoe tell me what size Sidi works well for them? I am guessing that I need a 42.5 or 43.
PS...before anyone suggests I visit my LBS and try on a pair, no one sells them in my area.
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Old 01-08-07, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by oldokie
Decided to bite the bullet and order some Sidi shoes but I am stuck on shoe size. I wear a 8 1/2 US and currrently use a Shimano 42 Euro bike shoe. I understand that Sidi shoes run about 1/2 size small but I don't know if that is a 1/2 size off in US or Euro. The Sidi size charts suggest that a 42.5 Euro would line up with my 8 1/2 US size. Currently looking at the Sidi Genius 5 (Carbon too expensive for me).
Can anyone that uses Sidi shoes and normally wears a 8 1/2 US (normal width) shoe tell me what size Sidi works well for them? I am guessing that I need a 42.5 or 43.
PS...before anyone suggests I visit my LBS and try on a pair, no one sells them in my area.
I wear a 10-1/2 EEE and wear a Sidi 45 in the mega width, so for me they don't seem to run small. Based on that I doubt that someone who wears an 8-1/2 would wear a 43. If at all possible try a pair on somewhere before buying.
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Old 01-08-07, 06:55 PM
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If you are an REI member, just order the size that should fit. If they don't, leave them at the store.
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Old 01-10-07, 12:43 PM
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If you go to the Sidi website, you can print out a size chart. Make sure you read the instructions and check the length of the printout - some printers may default to "scale to page", and the size will be off.
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Thanks all. I just went on a business trip that allowed me to visit a bike shope that sold Sidi. The 42.5 fit me great...firm with no wiggle. The 43 fit pretty good also but had a tiny bit of wiggle room that I think would allow a blister to develop on a long ride.
Glad that Sidy makes the half sizes. The 42 would have been clearly too small and I would have been forced to go with the 43 even though it might have been a tiny bit too loose.
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Old 01-10-07, 11:49 PM
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I wear a womens 10 which translates to a men's 8 and bought Sidi Zeta men's in a 42.5. They fit fine when I tried them in the store and they even sold me insoles (sucker!) for extra padding as my foot isn't as wide as a man's. Not only do I not use the extra insoles (my feet were asleep halway into the first ride) half the time I have to take the Sidi insoles out as my toes get numb from the shoe being too tight. I wish I had gone to a 43 or a women's shoe now. Good luck with yours!
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