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Any experience with Shimano SH-M089 shoes?

Old 07-15-15, 03:26 PM
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Any experience with Shimano SH-M089 shoes?

I came to the conclusion on this past weekend's 600k that my current shoes (size 42 Giro Rumbles) are just too small for long-distance rides. They feel great for the first 100-200km, but my feet swell enough after that, that no amount of loosening the laces obviated my need to take the shoes off at breaks. Toward the end, I found some relief by removing the insoles, which isn't an ideal solution for obvious reasons. (Up until now, I figured that I just didn't have the cleats back far enough, or that the tilt wasn't right.)

Since PBP is barely a month away, I need to find more appropriate shoes fast. My feet are short and wide, so I'm looking at Shimano SH-M089 in 42E or 43E ($120ish), or possibly Sidi Megas ($250ish). Has anyone on here tried the M089's, and can comment on the sole stiffness, or whether the wider sizes did the job for them? Any other comments on them?

I've heard great things about the Sidis, but man, I've been spending a lot of money as it is lately...

Thanks!
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Scott,

I can't comment on the SH-M089, but I have the wide version of what I think was the previous model, the SH-M088LE, as I also have wide feet. The SH-M089 also seems to have an SH-M089LE wide version.

This was my second pair of SPD shoes and I'm extremely happy with it. I love the ratchet mechanism, much better than the shoelaces and velcro straps on the SH-MT42NV I had before. The sole is stiff enough but easy to walk with. I never ratchet it up very tight, to leave space for when my feet swell on long rides.

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I have an older pair of the MO89's and they have been good to me - they are about 5 years old and frankly need to be replaced soon. Comfortable shoes that you can walk in, and they feel pretty good on the bike. Also consider some good quality insoles - I use A-Line insoles in my shoes for cycling and running. They aren't cheap at $80 a pair but alleviated several foot problems I had.
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No experience with these but you might want to try Lake MX237

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I came to the conclusion on this past weekend's 600k that my current shoes (size 42 Giro Rumbles) are just too small for long-distance rides. They feel great for the first 100-200km, but my feet swell enough after that, that no amount of loosening the laces obviated my need to take the shoes off at breaks. Toward the end, I found some relief by removing the insoles, which isn't an ideal solution for obvious reasons. (Up until now, I figured that I just didn't have the cleats back far enough, or that the tilt wasn't right.)

Since PBP is barely a month away, I need to find more appropriate shoes fast. My feet are short and wide, so I'm looking at Shimano SH-M089 in 42E or 43E ($120ish), or possibly Sidi Megas ($250ish). Has anyone on here tried the M089's, and can comment on the sole stiffness, or whether the wider sizes did the job for them? Any other comments on them?

I've heard great things about the Sidis, but man, I've been spending a lot of money as it is lately...

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Scott:

Just went through the same issue. I bought a pair of Lake MX237. See my review here: https://www.bikeshoes.com/Lake-MX237...ProductReviews

Liked the Sidi Dominator 5 Mega's but my foot did not. I got an additional 10% off of these by putting them in the online basket and waiting a day (after I had made an account with them).
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The Lakes also come in a wide, though the regular one's are probably a very wide D. Plenty of width in the toe box. You can wear and return within 30 days.
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Thanks for the feedback, folks! I put in an order for two sizes of the M089's on Zappo's last night (so I can return one or both if they don't do it for me), and will add the Lakes to my list of things to potentially try, @jbithaca.
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