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Old 04-01-05, 10:14 PM
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What Metric size do you wear if you wear a size 11.5 US? Would it be 45 or 46?

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There's no standard. A 45 may fit you from one shoemaker, might not from another. Best bet is to try them on.

Exustar shoes wise, i'd say it'd be a 45.
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Hard to do online. No place local to try on either.
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These might help with the variation between manufacturers. I tend to err to the side of bigger as my feet seem to swell somewhat during a long ride. I can always replace the insole with something thicker or wear a slightly thicker sock to optimize the fit.

And I try to check out brand sizings whenever I happen to be near a bike shop. I'll buy a bunch of stuff and then maybe try a shoe or two on.

http://www.bsn.com/Cycling/shoe-sizing.html

http://www.coloradocyclist.com/help/sizingCharts.cfm

http://www.jensonusa.com/helpdesk/techlibrary/shoes.asp
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It depends on the shoe. I take a 11EE or 11.5 in the States. I have shoes which fit me in 45, 46, and 47. You just have to try them on. Good luck.
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Originally Posted by Ranger
What Metric size do you wear if you wear a size 11.5 US? Would it be 45 or 46?

Order both sizes and return the one that doesn't fit.
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alas, the perils of ordering online.....
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I wear a 12US and a 46EU in specialized and sidi is glove-ish on me.
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Originally Posted by Ranger
Hard to do online. No place local to try on either.
Budget for return shipping in that case you are SOL.
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I am a size 12-D in regular shoes, and the size 46 Specialized shoe fits me perfectly.
Remember....do not judge the fit of a bicycle shoe (especially a road shoe) by how it
feels walking around the shop. Make sure it fits your foot properly while pedaling on your bike. Most good road shoes will feel "tight at the toes" while you're standing or walking, but they'll feel right when you're clipped in and pedaling. Try the shoes and cleats at a good LBS, where they'll let you get up on a trainer to try them out properly.
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Originally Posted by adam18
I am a size 12-D in regular shoes, and the size 46 Specialized shoe fits me perfectly.
Remember....do not judge the fit of a bicycle shoe (especially a road shoe) by how it
feels walking around the shop. Make sure it fits your foot properly while pedaling on your bike. Most good road shoes will feel "tight at the toes" while you're standing or walking, but they'll feel right when you're clipped in and pedaling. Try the shoes and cleats at a good LBS, where they'll let you get up on a trainer to try them out properly.
I would fully agree. I normally end up having to tighten to my shoes to an uncomfortable point but once I start pedalling they magically feel fine
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