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Too big feet? What pedals?(8 posts)

Too big feet? What pedals?alias 33
Apr 17, 2003 1:54 PM
I wear size 13 in a muzuno running shoe, size 14 in adidas running shoe and size 14 or 15 in a nike running shoe. I'm getting my 2300 soon and I need some shoes to go along with speedplay pedals. I'd like some nike shoes but don't know what size I'd need cause our shop doesn't carry any and I know of no riders with feet as large as mine. Anyways, are the speedplay cro moly x series good? Or should I get some shimano pedals? I'd like some float also.
re: Too big feet? What pedals?kevinmd
Apr 17, 2003 3:34 PM
I wear a size 14 shoe and 48 cycling shoes. Looks are working just fine for me.

-- Kevin
Always a problem; getting betterretro
Apr 17, 2003 4:08 PM
Pedals are easy; shoes are the problem. I've worn 15s (Euro 50) for 30 years...you didn't used to be able to get cycling shoes AT ALL--I rode in tennies or running shoes until I was 40 years old. Big shoes do show up now and then in the Nashbar catalog and occasionally in Performance, and www.sierratradingpost.com has them sometimes (not at the moment, but you can sort by size on the Web site). Diadora and Nike make 15s in some models. Northwave claims not to, but I have two pairs I bought at Sierra--possibly they've dropped the size. Sidi makes road and mountain shoes up to size 52, and they're easy to find, but they're nearly $200.
I wouldn't worry about the pedals until you find some shoes that fit your feet, then you'll have to get pedals that work with them.
re: Too big feet? What pedals?SIZE16
Apr 17, 2003 5:12 PM
I wear a 16 eur 52 and do have a pair of sidi mtb which i use on my Trek 2300 road bike ,,, i have found that finding a road in our size can be difficult and costly ,,, i have have looked on a few sites sierra trading post ,,, excel sports ,,, nashbar and specialized and have found it difficult to get a good solid shoe .. i finally went to to my lbs and ordered the sidi ,,,
re: Too big feet? What pedals?kevinmd
Apr 17, 2003 6:10 PM
According to my LBS, Diadora stopped making shoes bigger than 47. Ugh. Sidi makes them up to 50 in the Genius 4. My LBS had no problems special ordering them. Got my 48s in about a week.

-- Kevin
re: Too big feet? What pedals?Vikingbiker7
Apr 18, 2003 4:31 AM
You will be most happy with a very stiff shoe. Sidi will be your best bet due to your foot size.
Size 50Psalm 147-10_11
Apr 18, 2003 7:43 AM
I too wear a size 14 in Adidas running shoes and a 14/15 in Nike.

I feel like I've spent a fortune in cycling shoes trying to find a pair that fit comfortably. Over the years, I've worn size size 48 Diadora, 48 Carnac, 49 Northwave, and sizes 49 and 50 in Sidi. The shoes that fit me most comfortably are the size 50 Sidi Genius. Still, I sometimes get numb toes on longer rides due, I think, because I can't set the cleat as far back as I would like. In all the shoes I've owned, I've had to set the cleat as far back as possible to get them centered over the ball of my foot, and sometimes I still can't get the cleat centered.
I don't know if this is a problem that others with large feet have had to deal with...

As far as pedals go, I've used Look, Shimano SPD and Campy. I've never tried Speedplay, but the Campy gives me enough float. I like them best.

Hope this helps.
re: Too big feet? What pedals?LI Biker
Apr 18, 2003 9:47 AM
I am a size 13 and have a Trek 5200 with Speedplay X-2s. The top of the line Sidi road shoes are great for me and even come in larger sizes than I need. I have the pedals for about 9,000 miles and the shoes for about 7,000 and never had a problem.
I bought all that at my LBS. However, if yours has to special order them and can not return them it may be a problem for you. In that event, mail order (with the right to return for free) may be the way to go.