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Shoe sizing(3 posts)

Shoe sizingTim
Oct 27, 2001 6:40 PM
I just got a pair of AXO shoes by mail order, and tried them on. They're a tad too big. Not so big that the shoes slip off when walking, but the heels slip just a little. One guy told me "don't even think of using them"----is it really that serious, or is he just giving me a line?
It dependsmickey-mac
Oct 27, 2001 7:12 PM
I'm not sure what type of insole comes with the shoe, but you may consider putting in a larger insole from someone like Superfeet. They tend to give you much better support than a stock insole and also should take up a bit of space in the heel cup. OTOH, if they're big enough that you're concerned about the fit even with a new insole, send them back for the right size. A bad-fitting shoe will make you miserable. This is one of the dangers of order apparel over the internet or mail-order. Good luck.
Dat's no line...jtolleson
Oct 28, 2001 10:21 AM
Any stiff soled cycling shoe that is too loose in the heel will piston up and down when you ride (since the sole doesn't flex) and give you a nasty blister in the area below your achilles. Meanwhile, you won't be able to return them if they are too used.

Mail purchases are a hassle when they don't fit, but feet are the "sole" of cycling... no need to chintz. Also avoid trying to fix it using tricks like heel cups, thicker socks, whatever. Shoes, like bikes, should fit without being jury-rigged.