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Sidi Mega width shoes

Old 03-25-11, 06:41 AM
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Sidi Mega width shoes

I'm currently wearing a pair of Shimano 132's but I feel the need for more room in the toebox. I've tried various other brands but haven't felt as though they offer enough additional width to bother with. The Sidi site indicates that their Mega width is 4mm wider than their standard width. 4mm isn't all that much but it might be all I need, however, when I ask anybody about the difference between standard and Mega they always say Mega equates to an EE width. That's 2 widths wider than standard or D width.

Anyone with experience care to weigh in? Unfortunately none of the shops around here have a 42 Mega for me to try.

Another other brands out there have wider toeboxes without being true Mega widths?
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Old 03-25-11, 07:01 AM
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I wear 48 Mega's after getting tired of my feet being squeezed by cheaper brand shoes. They have plenty of room in the toebox for my feet and plenty of take-up in the straps to adjust to my less-than-EE-wide feet. A little of the room in the shoe is taken up by Specialized insoles, but I'm very happy with the fit. Find a pair and make sure they aren't too wide.

Another alternative is Specialized makes their shoes in regular and wide widths, and those already include a decent insole.
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Old 03-25-11, 07:05 AM
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They are about an EE and I agree that the straps can take-up quite a bit. Some mail-order houses like PBK have a fit return policy so you'd just have to pay return shipping. GL
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I'm using the Shimano 151E, which I believe is a EEE width and suite my wide duckfeet well. This is a discontinued model, but there are still some limited sizes kicking around if you search. I'm on my second pair.
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Old 03-25-11, 07:26 AM
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I wear Megas and don't have wide feet and my feet love it. The extra room to wiggle my toes and move a little makes my feet much happier. I also swapped out the sidi insole for a specialized
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Old 03-25-11, 07:29 AM
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I have wide feet, but the Mega's did not work for me. My feet are only wide at the balls of my feet. They are pretty narrow at the heels, and I found the megas to be pretty wide across the length of the shoe.

I started using the Specialized BG Pros a couple of years ago and am happy with those. Lake also makes a wide width.
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Old 03-25-11, 07:32 AM
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I have very wide feet myself, measuring 266mm x 108mm with cycling socks, I wear US 9EEE in leather shoes.

I recently ordered a pair of Lake CX170 in 44EE. Lake don't have width sizing on the website, but I emailed them and they sent me a copy of the sizing chart which has widths as well, you can email them or PM if you want a copy.

The Lake rep recommended a size 43EE to me, but I decided to go a size up after reading some reviews.

I haven't received the shoes yet, but I'll update in this thread when I get them.
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Old 03-25-11, 07:41 AM
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I thought I'd just post the chart anyway, for the benefit of all the wide footed people.

Btw, Bont shoes also also have a width chart on their site. I wish every shoe manufacture put their width charts out, makes things much easier.

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Old 03-25-11, 07:53 AM
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I wear a 13EEEE in Asics running shoes and have Lake CX 170 shoes in 47 Wide (BTW, Nashbar has them on sale for $90 right now!). They're a bit snug, but fit and I'm sure they'll get more comfy as they break in. I LOVE the boa system!
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Old 03-25-11, 08:04 AM
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Sounds like the Mega will be to wide. I need a D + .25 so I really just need a brand with a slightly wider toebox. I may have to go try LG, Lake or Specialized again.
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Old 03-25-11, 08:15 AM
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I found the Specialized BG in regular sizing to be pretty comfortable too. Main reason I went with the Lake CX170 was the massive discount at Nashbar. They're sold out of the 47 Wide, but do have some of the smaller sizes. At the price they're at it's probably worth the gamble. If they don't fit, throw them up on the bay and you'll probably get your cost back, or at least close to it.
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+1 on trying some specialized shoes if you haven't yet. The new expert model runs fairly wide, wider than shimano or sidi standard, but not as wide as a sidi mega.
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