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Old 11-14-16, 09:41 AM
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Widest Specialized Shoes?

What are the widest specialized cycling shoes out there: whether road or mtn bike designation. Must fit SPD cleat.
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Their winter shoe/boot (Defroster) is supposed to be slightly wider than their normal shoes (to accommodate thicker socks), otherwise I would assume that they're all made with the same last, since they don't have any wide sizes.
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The Tahoe and 2FO shoes are pretty spacious. For a wider road shoe, the newer higher end models, imo, have a more custom fitted dress shoe feel than the older ones which seem to have a more relaxed fit. The Audax has a wide variation, but you'll probably need to use the 3-hole to SPD conversion. I can't remember if they're set up for SPD or not.

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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
. . . since they don't have any wide sizes.

I thought Specialized did offer wide versions, at least for the Pro Road and S-Works.


OP - Unless Specialized has changed the drilling of their shoes, by requiring SPD compatibility, you are limiting yourself to "mountain" shoes.



Unfortunately, I was never able to get a Specialized shoe that was wide enough for me; the places that would special order the wide versions wanted me to pay up front - with no provisions for refund if they didn't fit.
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Originally Posted by KenshiBiker View Post
I thought Specialized did offer wide versions, at least for the Pro Road and S-Works.
Not that I see, and it's never been mentioned to me at the Spec dealer when looking for shoes (I wear Spec shoes, but I have to size up)... but maybe they're a ****ty dealer. Looking at their site now, I see that a couple models do have a 'Width' dropdown, but none seem to have an option other than "Normal."
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Not that I see, and it's never been mentioned to me at the Spec dealer when looking for shoes (I wear Spec shoes, but I have to size up)... but maybe they're a ****ty dealer. Looking at their site now, I see that a couple models do have a 'Width' dropdown, but none seem to have an option other than "Normal."


I just checked the Specialized site. At least for the S-Works 6 Road Shoes, you have to select wide shoes along with the color first (e.g., Rocket Red Dipped Narrow, Hot Pink or Black Wide); you can't just pick "Black" then select the width later. Seems a goofy way of doing things to me, but they're the 800-lb gorilla.
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Originally Posted by KenshiBiker View Post
I just checked the Specialized site. At least for the S-Works 6 Road Shoes, you have to select wide shoes along with the color first (e.g., Rocket Red Dipped Narrow, Hot Pink or Black Wide); you can't just pick "Black" then select the width later. Seems a goofy way of doing things to me, but they're the 800-lb gorilla.
Ahhh, that's why I was missing it - so they're basically offering wide in one color (black, and in limited availability) and narrow in one color (R.R.D.). Yeah, that's laid out pretty dumbly. I also see that they "offer" a wide in the laced S-works model, but they don't actually have *any* sizes available. That's dumb, too - I'd be really interested in those.
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