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Old 01-05-10, 07:45 AM   #1
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Cycling shoes

Right now I'm using SH-R062's from Shimano. They feel quite tight (mostly in width) though, especially during winter when I'm using thicker socks.

What shoes do you guys recommend that are just a bit wider?
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Old 01-05-10, 08:41 AM   #2
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Specialized, Carnac, Time, Sidi Mega. I've also heard DMT are pretty wide.
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Shimano also makes wide shoes. However, it is only available in their two most expensive shoes.
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Sidi makes a wide. I believe it's called the "mega".
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In US sizing, I'm generally a 12E. A sidi 47 fits me well length-wise, a bit snug width-wise, can be uncomfortable after a few hours of riding due to foot swelling. The Sidi mega, however, was waaay too wide for me, like my feet were swimming in them. Diadoras run a bit wider than regular Sidi, I have a pair of Ergo Carbons I wear in bad weather, no discomfort. My most recent pair of shoes are Lake cx330-c. Absolutely the most comfortable cycling shoe I've ever had the pleasure to put on my feet. A nice stiff sole, soft "kangaroo" leather upper, Boa lacing that I can adjust on the fly...I love these shoes. Got them from Sun & Ski for $150, best money I ever spent on cycling crap.

Shoes to avoid for those with a wide foot...Adidas. I received a pair as a gift, and they run super-narrow. Don't know if they offer a wide width, or even if they offer cycling shoes at all, anymore.
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I bought Garneau Ergo-Air because they had a bit more room in the toe area compared to my previous shoes. Not sure how their over-all width compares to others.
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Specialized bg. I would try a cheaper solution first: go back to the cycling socks and buy over booties for your shimanos.
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Lake makes wide cycling shoes.

Pearl Izumi's best bootie is pretty good.
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My most recent pair of shoes are Lake cx330-c. Absolutely the most comfortable cycling shoe I've ever had the pleasure to put on my feet.
Nashbar turned me onto Lake's and I agree they are well made, very comfortable on wide feet (Mine are 2E/4E), and reasonably priced. Worth looking into.
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I went from Diadora to Spesh bg and haven't looked back. The Spesh have a really nice spacious toe box.
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Diadora Carbon Ergo's big toe box - can be found cheap online
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I'm 11.5 EEEE and sidi's mega work for me
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Specialized, Carnac, Time, Sidi Mega. I've also heard DMT are pretty wide.
+1 on Sidi...the only Euro shoe company to realize that there are big footed people elsewhere in the world and create products for them.
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For me, regular Sidi's were too tight, but I found the Sidi mega's were wider along the entire length of the shoe. As a result, they felt loose towards the back of my foot. Specialized BG were just right- wider in the forefoot, snug and comfy in the back.
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I'm 11.5 EEEE and sidi's mega work for me
That's what scares me from ordering a pair of Sidi Megas. My foot is in between D and E, and regular Sidis pinch like mad, but it seems like my foot will get lost in a Mega.
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i have a wide foot, and i have a pair of northwaves pretty durable cleats
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FWIW, I normally wear a 13E, and I'm fine in my size 48 Shimano R086s, even wearing two pairs of heavy socks. I also have a pair of size 48 Specialized MTB shoes, likewise fine, although they're probably 10 years old and I forget the model specifics other than "shoe".
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Yes, the Sidi Mega is, well, mega and I find the Specialized is a good fit for my short but wide feet. The shoe box is quite roomy but heel fits well. I also reserve a larger pair of shoes for winter use.
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In my experience there can be considerable variation in width between pairs of the same shoe. Try on more than one pair.
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