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Sidi/Shimano Shoe Sizes(8 posts)

Sidi/Shimano Shoe Sizesgrammy
Sep 7, 2003 6:06 PM
I wear a size 45 Sidi. Does anyone happen to know to what size Shimano shoe that equates? Some charts I have seen make it look like Shimano 44.5 equals Sidi 45, but others make it look like Shimano 45 equals Sidi 45. Thanks much!
re: Sidi/Shimano Shoe Sizeslithiapark
Sep 7, 2003 7:38 PM
I have some Sidi Dominator 2's and Shimano 220's (that might not be the exact number, they have 3 velcro straps and a carbon fiber sole) that are about 3 years old. Both are 45. The Shimano may be ever so slightly larger but I wear which ever pair has dried out, I can't tell the difference when I'm riding at all. I think I have about average width feet. I don't know if they came in different width's, I didn't think to look or ask. Both have held up extremely well.
On the other hand (or foot)filtersweep
Sep 8, 2003 5:18 AM
I had a pair of Shimanos and I required a full size larger for Sidi. I'd try them on or find a retailer with a good return policy.
re: Sidi/Shimano Shoe Sizesjakerider
Sep 8, 2003 6:22 AM
I concur, my shimano r214's are a full size larger than my sidi genius in the same size. The shimano shoe is MUCH stiffer as well.
Why don't you find a LBS that carries Shimano shoesMR_GRUMPY
Sep 8, 2003 12:12 PM
Try some on to find your size, and if your feet will tolerate them.(some people can't use them).
When you're done, buy them online if there is a huge price difference.
Not to start this argument again, but that is the RUDEST thing,TJeanloz
Sep 8, 2003 4:44 PM
That is the rudest, worst thing that you can do to a LBS. And should you do it, they will happily never deal with you again.

Why? It's bad enough that I have to play shoe salesman and deal with your stank-ass feet, which I'm happy to do, it's part of my job. It's worse when you make me do it with NO INTENTION of actually purchasing shoes.

Not to say that I should ban you from the store for life, but does anybody contest that this behavior is rude to the shop employee and owner? Granted, they're in retail, and they should suck it up (part of the job, blah, blah, blah), but that doesn't make it less rude.
Chances are, the prices will be the same.MR_GRUMPY
Sep 9, 2003 7:52 AM
Because of Shimano's pricing program, the retail price in the store will be very close to internet prices. Sometimes a store will try to rip cyclists off, and charge what they can get. If I saw a store trying to get $275 for a pair of top line Shimano shoes, I wouldn't feel bad about trying them on, to check sizes.
If they were charging $230, instead of the $220 internet price, I'd buy them in the store.
Not to start this argument again, but that is the RUDEST thing,russw19
Sep 9, 2003 3:25 PM
There is a shop I used to work at that wouldn't stock shoes because of this. If you wanted them, they would special order them for you if you paid up front in advance and they absolutely would not take them back if you ordered the wrong size. The owner was just of the opinion that shoes weren't profitable compared to the hassle so he wouldn't deal with them unless you knew exactly what you wanted. If people came in looking for shoes, he would hand them a performance or nashbar catalog and tell them to have fun dealing with them. Back then, they weren't as helpful or knowledgable as they seem to be now.

Maybe he was costing himself money, but like I said, he thought it wasn't cost effective to deal with them and all the hassles that come with stocking shoes. It's easy to stock gloves and clothes and stuff like that, as you don't have that many sizes to deal with, but shoes are a pain in the butt to deal with because there are so many sizes and you really have to have all of them, or that's gonna be the size the customer needs.

And yes, TJ, I agree, I think anyone who tries on shoes at a shop then buys mailorder should never be allowed back in the shop. I would tell a customer that too. I would explain that if they don't want to support the shop, that's their business, but then they should take their chances with mailorder if that's where they intend to buy. Let them send 2 pairs back to get the one that fits, or pay the extra $10 at the shop to save that $20 in shipping.

Russ