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How do you wear your shoes?(15 posts)

How do you wear your shoes?t0adman
Jun 26, 2003 11:43 AM
I'm full of questions today! I just got some new Specialized Pro Road shoes in size 46. I normally wear a 12.5 in my street shoes and these shoes feel very snug. How do you wear yours and how should they fit? I was once told they should fit much like ski boots - as tight as possible without being painful. Right now my toes touch the ends of the shoes and push into them gently as I apply force. Suggestions?
one on each foot, spare in the saddlebagJS Haiku Shop
Jun 26, 2003 11:48 AM
just kidding.

your toes should *never* touch the front inside of your shoes.

snug, yes. but, methinks your shoes are a bit small.

i wear 10.5-11.5 in street shoes, and 46 in most cycling shoes (currently sidi).

fwiw.
Spare for left or right foot? How do you choose? :) nmnoveread
Jun 27, 2003 8:58 AM
Not THAT tightfiltersweep
Jun 26, 2003 11:50 AM
You don't want slop, but you want a little wiggle room for your little piggies- your feet will swell after a few hours on your bike.
take swelling into considerationjoker sl
Jun 26, 2003 11:56 AM
like the last guy saide, swelling will happen and if they feel painful at first wait an hour and then your in real pain. Also make sure you get a brand that feels good. I can't wear shoes from most manufacturers and best thing I ever bought where my SIDIs.
I checked a few charts....Scot_Gore
Jun 26, 2003 11:54 AM
....they all said 12.5 american = 46.5, so you may be a half size small, but that's not much. I've never heard the tight as possible advice. My opinion is that, that seems too tight. Mine fit more like a regular shoe, snug and comfortable. I think a very tight shoe could cause numbness and discomfort given the repeative nature of the pedaling action over time and the relative inactivity of the foot itself.

My two cents

Scot
Toes need room!nicholasdunford
Jun 26, 2003 11:55 AM
I have freak feet which causes one of my toes to touch on any shoe that isn't 2 sizes too big. It is a pain, but I live with it because I have to. If you don't have to get shoes that give you a little room to breathe.
re: How do you wear your shoes?94Nole
Jun 26, 2003 11:58 AM
exact same situation here. i bought new shoes. you need bigger shoes. at least 46.5. In my case I actually need a 47 on my left but am suffering through the foot numbness. my right is perfect.
Sounds a little too tightMel Erickson
Jun 26, 2003 11:59 AM
I wear a regular size 12 and a 46 in my cycling shoes. They're more snug than my street shoes but my toes don't touch the end. Toes pushing against the end of the shoe while pedaling will only invite pain over the long haul.
Sounds like: Too tightMarkus_B
Jun 26, 2003 12:49 PM
I would hate my toes touch the ends in any shoe.

BTW: Comparing sizes is quite useless: I've had Shimano shoes in "40", Time in "41" and now have Sidis in "42" - different numbers but actually the same size.
Thanks - so where's the best place to buy 'em?t0adman
Jun 26, 2003 2:11 PM
totalcycling.com for Sidi. NMtoronto-rider
Jun 27, 2003 7:08 AM
second that nmJS Haiku Shop
Jun 27, 2003 7:25 AM
re: How do you wear your shoes?jrm
Jun 26, 2003 3:02 PM
You can tak um tpo a shoe repair shop and get um stretched. i wear mine with thin socks with the shoe tight enough that my heal wont lift out of the shue nor do i have a pressure points across my arch.
w/size 15 feet, anything that goes on fits fine (nm)Silverback
Jun 26, 2003 4:49 PM