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How tight should biking shoes be?(6 posts)

How tight should biking shoes be?mlbd
Aug 24, 2001 10:12 AM
The same as regular shoes? i have a pair of diadoras that a are a bit loose. they don't slip, really, they just have some room. they're now beat up and i tried to replace them with another pair of diadoras (different model; same size) and these are tighter. there's not much room to move my toes...is this too tight?
Tight enough but not too tight!MrCelloBoy
Aug 24, 2001 10:21 AM
If they're tight you're going to feel it 50 miles from home. I'd get ones that are slightly bigger and use thicker sock or a thicker insole to take up any necessary slack.
re: How tight should biking shoes be?jtolleson
Aug 24, 2001 10:49 AM
And I know that my feet swell a bit during a long ride, especially when it is hot. It isn't a rock climbing shoe or a ballet slipper; no need to suffer. I'd say go for a tennis-shoe like fit, and assuming you've got laces, velcro straps, or handy-dandy high end ratches you can make the micro adjustments you need.
re: How tight should biking shoes be?MCCL
Aug 24, 2001 11:14 AM
I agree with all the above, shoes should fit comfortably. Believe me when you have a 4E wide foot there is no shoe alive that fits. But there are some forms of remedy. Take the shoe into a shoe repair guy/girl and tell them your problem. Shoe problem that is. They can stretch them to some extent. Also if you don't mind soak the hell out of the shoes and go for a good long ride,or till they dry on your foot. This could backlash if you don't go till they dry, they could shrink. This will make the leather conform to your foot. There going to get wet soon or later! Good Luck MCCL
More important question - How tight should cycling shorts be? nmMel Erickson
Aug 24, 2001 11:48 AM
Good point.9WorCP
Aug 25, 2001 6:30 AM
very good point.