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Wide Bike Shoes and Pedals(4 posts)

Wide Bike Shoes and Pedalsdariow
May 15, 2003 5:33 PM
Well, now that I bought my new Trek 5200 road bike, I need to pick out shoes and pedals. I have large and very wide feet. (13 5E)

I mainly want to ride distance and expect to do a lot of climbing.

While, I do not want the cheapest available, I also don't want to spend a grand on pedals and shoes either.

Sooooooooooooooo, what shoes and what pedals do you folks suggest? Email me or post your suggestions here.

I again thank you all for all of your help in picking out my bike.

re: Wide Bike Shoes and Pedalsmaximum15
May 16, 2003 8:32 AM
I have 3E feet. Carnac are ok, but Sidi megawides fit real nice with no pressure points. Don't know how they might feel at 5E, maybe someone else could answer. I like Speedplay pedals, but that is just my preference. You might find some last year shoes at a discount.
Do you have access to many local bike shops?Spoiler
May 16, 2003 7:17 PM
For shoes, especially a first pair of shoes, it's a lot more convenience to try them on at a shop. If they don't fit, you know right away and can try something else.
If you mail order them, you might wind up spending a ton of money and weeks of waiting on return shipping if it takes 3 or 4 tries to reorder a pair that fits.
Pedals seem to be like saddles and tires, everybody has their own personal favorites.
Sidi Mega Geniuswolfereeno
May 20, 2003 4:40 PM
Look on ebay. Some guy in the UK regularly posts good deals on new ones.

For pedals I like Speedplay road but lately I've been loving speed play frog mountain bike pedals on my road bike. Light, good feel, and I can still walk. But there are tons of opinions on pedals. check the reviews.

big feet. big shoes.