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Are There Any Road Shoes That Aren't Super Narrow?

Old 09-24-20, 12:30 PM
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Are There Any Road Shoes That Aren't Super Narrow?

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is what I look like when I try to wear road shoes. If the link doesn't do so, feel free to skip to the :15 mark.

I think the problem is the narrow heel. So, I've been using mountain bike shoes and SPD pedals. Problem is, I'd like to pick up a pair of power meter pedals. I've seen videos of the Favero Assioma pedals being converted to SPD. And I could do that. Or wait for any of the promised SPD power meter pedals that are in development. But if I could find some road shoes that I could actually walk in, things would be easier. To be clear, I don't walk much in my bike shoes. But, not breaking my ankles before I even leave the garage would be ideal.

Any suggestions on more flat road shoes with wider heels?
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I have Giro Mountain bike shoes. I don't have super wide feet but they are size 14. I have a size 50 I believe and they fit great. I just put some insoles in them. Here's a link: https://www.giro.com/c/mens-mountain-bike-shoes

If you find some you like I'm sure you could find them on sale somewhere.
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Originally Posted by Frank72 View Post
I have Giro Mountain bike shoes. I don't have super wide feet but they are size 14. I have a size 50 I believe and they fit great. I just put some insoles in them. Here's a link: https://www.giro.com/c/mens-mountain-bike-shoes

If you find some you like I'm sure you could find them on sale somewhere.
Thanks...I have mountain bike shoes that work fine, I'm looking for road bike shoes that feel more like mountain bike shoes. In other words, mountain bike shoes that accept SPD-L cleats.
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I've been wearing Giro Trans HV for a few years. I believe the HV stands for high volume and they do provide a good bit of extra width. Very comfortable, easy on/easy off, very solid sole - at least good enough for my non racing riding.
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Shimano makes a number of shoes in wide, road and the mountain version often share a same number RC7/XC7 as example. I've the wide version of XC7, the RC road version also comes in wide.
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Lake and Bont are the two main players in wide cycling shoes, though they can be hard to find in-store. Lake, at least, has a good measuring method and fitting chart on their website.
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Old 09-24-20, 03:25 PM
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I'm happy with the fit of Shimano road shoes in size 49. My feet are wide but not ridiculous. I'm ok walking with the small heel thing they have but a friend of mine always has rubber heels added to his road shoes. A shoe repair shop does it cheap for him.
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I've used Shimano and lake. Lake is the best by a mile. I'm a 47 wide
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My feet are wide but not super-wide. I have Specialized standard width road shoes and they are very comfortable for me.

Important to remember that there is more to a shoe fit than width. Shoes are made on a last (a foot shaped form) and there are many different lasts with different attributes. Heel width, toe box depth, instep height, etc. Some companies may make all their shoes using the same one and others may use different lasts for different models.
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I'm in the process of testing Lake shoes. Their 46 regular is 100mm wide at the pinky toe area (in certain models). So, I'm going to try their "wide" version. Measure your foot and see where you land on their various shoe lasts.

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Thanks for the recommendations. I’ve tried a couple of Side shoes in wide! As well as others. I can find road shoes that fit...no problem there. My problem is the narrow heel. I can’t walk on them without rolling my ankle. So I guess I should have asked are there any wide-heeled road shoes. The video above looked like me at the LBS.
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Originally Posted by MattTheHat View Post
Thanks for the recommendations. Iíve tried a couple of Side shoes in wide! As well as others. I can find road shoes that fit...no problem there. My problem is the narrow heel. I canít walk on them without rolling my ankle. So I guess I should have asked are there any wide-heeled road shoes. The video above looked like me at the LBS.
Lake wide. Heels are much wider in comparison to my Shimano wide
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Originally Posted by illdrag0n View Post
Lake wide. Heels are much wider in comparison to my Shimano wide
Thanks, Iíll check them out!
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Old 09-24-20, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by illdrag0n View Post
Lake wide. Heels are much wider in comparison to my Shimano wide
Thanks, Iíll check them out!
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Most road shoes aren't super narrow. I have narrow feet, and have trouble finding shoes that are narrow enough.

It's comparatively easy to find cycling shoes for people with flippers for feet.
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Another vote for Lake for my wide feet. I've tried other shoes but I'm pretty much exclusive to Lake at this point.
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Shimano E variants, I have one pair, Lake also do wide versions, though the highest size they had was overall too small, but it felt wide for sure. And then Northwave make a wide variant.

Giro does too but I found it to be a joke.
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Bontrager (Trek) also makes some wide models - I have the Velocis. Not sure if the heals will work for you, but add to the mix of consideration.

Only problem with the wide sizes is that they come in any color you want, so long as what you want is black.
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Lakes are your answer. Just make sure to follow their directions for measuring your foot width and then select shoes that have the last that meets your needs.

I have a narrow heel and very wide fore-foot. I found the CX-1 (lace up) fit pretty well.
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Originally Posted by MattTheHat View Post
Thanks, Iíll check them out!
Thought about having a cobbler add heels to your shoes?
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Northwave are perfect for my wide feet.
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I have a pair of Sidi Mega (wide width)

I'm getting rid of them after being properly fitted for shoes, and I have a pair of Lake extra wide 332's on order.

If you have a properly wide foot, Lake is your answer, having been through this myself very recently.

My Sidi are not only wide width, but about 2 EUR sizes bigger than I need... and I still get horrible pain in the metatarsal nerves (hope I'm remembering that right) after 30+ miles of riding.
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My feet aren’t particularly wide. There’s no problem finding a shoe that fits. What I’m looking for is a “walkable” 3-bolt clip less shoe. All the ones I see have a very narrow heel. And whenI try to walk in them I roll my ankles.

Many mountain bike shoes are perfect. Nice wide heels. They just won’t work with currently available power meter pedals.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Lake and Bont are the two main players in wide cycling shoes, though they can be hard to find in-store. Lake, at least, has a good measuring method and fitting chart on their website.
Bont does as well.
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