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Shoe size help(10 posts)

Shoe size helpJuniorRacerFL
Jan 8, 2002 4:21 PM
Hello i currently wear the cheap of the line Nike shoes in a size 43. I want to buy a pair of Sidi Genius 3's online but im not sure if ill need the same size. My Nikes fit perfect in a 43 so will i just need to order a size 43 Sidi Genius? Thanks,

Guessing on the Sidis, but I know Nikes run smallcory
Jan 8, 2002 4:40 PM
Everybody I know who has Nikes wears one size bigger in those than in just about anything else, so if Sidis run true to size (I have no idea), then you'd probably take a 41 or 42.
they are narrow that's whycyclopathic
Jan 9, 2002 11:59 AM
most Italian shoes (including regular Sidi) need to be oversized if you have wider feet
I would guess he needs the same size, if not sure go and try one on in LBS
re: Shoe size helpVelocipedio
Jan 8, 2002 5:02 PM
For what it's worth, I think Sidis run small. I wear 42 Diadora MTB shoes, 41.5 Asics jogging shoes, and I take a 42.5 in Sidi.
re: Shoe size helpGeekRoadie
Jan 8, 2002 6:18 PM
I've got Genius 3's size 43 and Nike Cipressa's size 44. The Nike's are narrower and run smaller 1/2 to one full size, at least with the ones that I have.

BTW: the Cipressa's are crap... the only good things about them is that they have both the SPD pattern and Look pattern

re: Shoe size helpIan
Jan 8, 2002 7:09 PM
I understand you may save some money if you buy online, but if you don't get the size right, then you've wasted money and time. Go to a local shop, try them on and buy the size that fits. It isn't worth guessing with shoes.
re: Shoe size helpKirk
Jan 9, 2002 7:55 AM
I would definately try to go to a shop and try some on for comparison.

I wear a solid 45 (10 1/2)
Sidi Domionator II (mtb) shoes I take a 45
Sidi Gen. shoes I take a 45.5 (but are narrow)
Nike Mtb shoes I generally take a 45.5 - 46
The new Nike's w/ carbon soles (forget the name) I take a 45 and they fit perfectly.

just a thought
re: Go to a LBS..jrm
Jan 9, 2002 8:43 AM
And try on a 42.5 and a 43. You have got to try on shoes prior to buying um. Just cuz your trying um on doenst mean your obligated to buy them from them. That is unless they want to price match the online source.

I went from a 42.5 diadora to a 43 Sidi. The reason, because the toe boxes on sidi's are narrower. Because the shoe is larger im using a superfeet insole. Which works great and really addes some comfort and a better fit then using the OE insoles whixh are useless..
Burning BridgesTJeanloz
Jan 9, 2002 2:08 PM
This is one of few sure-fire ways to burn a bridge with your LBS. Fitting people to shoes is one of the most (if not THE most) time consuming, arduous tasks in a bike shop. It's everybody's least favorite thing to do. So if you try on 4 pairs of shoes, don't buy any, and then come in from a ride wearing new shoes (that are the same model you didn't buy) don't expect any favors. Consider yourself lucky if you are helped or spoken to at all.

Now somebody is going to post and say: "That's really bad business." No, it isn't bad business not to give your employees' valuable time and knowledge to somebody who's then going to use that knowledge to buy from your competitor. And don't think the shop won't remember you- I remember almost every damn person I sold shoes to (because it takes so long to do).
8.5 = 42.5C-40
Jan 9, 2002 2:10 PM
I use 42.5 Sidi shoes. I wear 8.5 in most brands of ahtletic and street shoes. Hope this helps. Mailordering shoes is always tricky.