road cycling shoes with wide fit?

newierider
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road cycling shoes with wide fit?

Postby newierider » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:41 pm

hi guys, im new to road cycling and am about to buy my first pair of cycling shoes, at the moment im using my mtb shoes, shimano spd skate shoe style. they are great as they are relatively comfortable to walk in whist still being quite stiff.

i have quite wide feet and was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction as to which brands have the widest fitting? also, are there any road bikers out there that dont ride road specific shoes on their road bike?

id love some recommendations, budget of $200 max.

thanks v much!

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Re: road cycling shoes with wide fit?

Postby captain peacock » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:11 pm

some brands also do a 'wide fit' for some of their shoes:
- Sidi do a 'mega'
- Giro do a 'HV' (high volume)
- Shimano do a plain and simple 'wide'

Sure there are some others.

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Re: road cycling shoes with wide fit?

Postby geoffs » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:33 am

+2 for the sidi mega

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Re: road cycling shoes with wide fit?

Postby newierider » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:34 am

thanks guys, much appreciated.

regarding pedals, would i just buy the best i can afford? or being a new rider, is there a specific one i should go for?

http://www.wiggle.com.au/shimano-pd-r54 ... on-pedals/

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Re: road cycling shoes with wide fit?

Postby Jall » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:42 pm

R540's are fine unless you're a weight weenie. Especially seeing as the 105 5700 pedal seems to have been discontinued for the more expensive carbon version?

Do you want the light action pedal though?

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Re: road cycling shoes with wide fit?

Postby newierider » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:40 am

the carbon 105 is still for sale on chain reaction, though its only 5g lighter than the R540!

the ultegra alloy pedal is actually lighter than the carbon 105.

i just thought that the light action would be easier to get in and out of, ive never ridden road pedals before, only mtb spd's

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Re: road cycling shoes with wide fit?

Postby blk077 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:41 pm

I use to be 30kg overweight.
I was recommended Shimano shoes but my feet were 'too fat'.
I tried the Specialized road shoes.
The $80 one comes with both road and mtb cleats. I found them great !.
Down site is as my feet got 'less fat' I had to buy a new pair.

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Re: road cycling shoes with wide fit?

Postby MREJ » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:01 pm

I have fairly wide feet and Specialized suit me well.
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Re: road cycling shoes with wide fit?

Postby roobab » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:05 pm

+1 Specialized - I have mtb and road specialized - good price and good fit for my duck feet.

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