Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 08-31-05, 06:31 PM
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Hey guys, i went to the shoe store and put my foot on the metal foot size gadget. Booth feet the tip of my big toes just touched the 8 inch mark. I usually wear size 9 shoes. Im ordering shoes online from performancebike.com and i selected size 42. Should road shoes be tight fitting? I have never owned a pair.


BTW the shoe im looking at is the exustar sr930 shoe. And with this link http://www.exustar.com/chart.htm it looks like a 42 might be the correct fit, what do yall say. And no local place sells this shoe so no i cant try it on.
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Old 08-31-05, 07:48 PM
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I prefer my cycling shoes to have a tight fit in the heel and a loose fit around the toes. It helps to keep the toes from falling asleep and gives you a little room to relieve pressure on the bottom of your foot. If they are loose in the heel, it can cause discomfort and blistering.

I wear a size 9 shoe normally and usual go for a 42 or 43, depending on the brand I've never tried Exustar shoes before. You may want to order both sizes and return the pair that fits the least well but I would check with a performance CSR to see if that's ok.
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Originally Posted by shoerhino
I prefer my cycling shoes to have a tight fit in the heel and a loose fit around the toes. It helps to keep the toes from falling asleep and gives you a little room to relieve pressure on the bottom of your foot. If they are loose in the heel, it can cause discomfort and blistering.

I wear a size 9 shoe normally and usual go for a 42 or 43, depending on the brand I've never tried Exustar shoes before. You may want to order both sizes and return the pair that fits the least well but I would check with a performance CSR to see if that's ok.
Dont have enough cash to buy 2 pairs at the moment... but thats a good idea...
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Old 08-31-05, 08:43 PM
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Man I don't know. I hate to buy shoes without trying them on first. I was lucky that the owner of the
lbs wore same size as me and I liked his SIDIS so I just bought the same thing. Try to try it on somewhere if you can. If not, it is your preference. I like my shoes just right not too tight. I wear a felt insole in mine and that made all the difference. If you buy too tight though you are screwed.

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