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Old 07-27-08, 05:02 PM
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Feet Too Wide For Cycling Shoes

I have just returned from the LBS only to learn that my feet are too wide for cycling shoes. They told me that Sidi is the only company that makes wide sizes and they would have to be special ordered, paid in full before hand, and would cost almost $300! I currently use toe clips and was wanting to get a proper shoe to eliminate the hot spots on my feet and to get some cleated pedals in the near future. All of the research I have done says that I will need to get some thick leather soled dress shoes and have to stick with the toe clips. Does anyone know of any other option I would have, other than getting custom made cycling shoes?
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Old 07-27-08, 06:00 PM
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I too have wide feet - 11EEE. The only shoes that fit me are Sidi Mega Genius and most Lake shoes. The Lakes are much cheaper.
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Old 07-27-08, 06:02 PM
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i too am blessed with wide feet....11-EEEE. Sidi megas fit me fine and you can do a google to find where they're on sale. but the least i've paid is about $175.....the upside is that they are really good shoes, parts that wear out are often replaceable so you don't have to replace the whole shoe.
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Originally Posted by michael word View Post
I have just returned from the LBS only to learn that my feet are too wide for cycling shoes. They told me that Sidi is the only company that makes wide sizes and they would have to be special ordered, paid in full before hand, and would cost almost $300! I currently use toe clips and was wanting to get a proper shoe to eliminate the hot spots on my feet and to get some cleated pedals in the near future. All of the research I have done says that I will need to get some thick leather soled dress shoes and have to stick with the toe clips. Does anyone know of any other option I would have, other than getting custom made cycling shoes?
Find a new bike shop. They're talking out of their...

Yes, sidi mega shoes are wider than most (at least EE-EEE) but there are other types available.

Do try before you buy. I can comfortably fit my feet (UK13 G/US14 EE-EEE) in either 49 sidi mega or 48 sidi regular width. Sidi shoes go up to an EU52 which is a US16/17 I think.

Anyway, I'd recommend using the search fucntion as this subject has been brought up many times before. Usually with a backstory similar to yours, i.e., bike shop doesn't really want to help so wants to make you pay up front.

http://www.bikeforums.net/search.php
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Originally Posted by RonH View Post
I too have wide feet - 11EEE. The only shoes that fit me are Sidi Mega Genius and most Lake shoes. The Lakes are much cheaper.
www.lakecycling.com

+1 on the Lakes. I don't have the aircraft carrier size of some of posters above, mine are more like battle ship size. The Lakes are 100 times more comfortable than the Shimanos I used to own.
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I agree that you should try them on before you buy them. I have specialized shoes for both road and mountain and they fit great. The sidi's were not wide enough for me (even the megas) and I found the specialized to be just what I needed. I am very happy with them and have not had any foot related problems with them.
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Old 07-27-08, 08:40 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I wish I had another LBS in town. The one I went to specializes in road cycling, while the other specializes in family cycling. Neither of which are very helpfull, unless you are going to spend thousands of dollars there. I will certainly look into the lake brand, but since no one in my town carries them I will have to order off of the internet. I had to take it upon my self when looking at the shoes to see what size shoe I even needed by using the shoe gauge. It said I needed a 46-47 size so I will try ordering one of those sizes. Hopefully that is the correct size so i wont have to pay for the return shipping for a different size.
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Old 07-27-08, 09:51 PM
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All of the negative online reviews for the Answer XC-1 shoe complain that they are "too wide"...which led me to buy a pair that fit my wide feet perfectly.
http://www.mtbr.com/cat/mtb-apparel-...51_144crx.aspx
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