Shoe size, slightly bigger or smaller??

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Shoe size, slightly bigger or smaller??

Postby Isaac199 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:00 pm

Hi! I recently tried on two pairs of Giro Empire SLXes, size 44 and 45. As my right feet is quite a bit longer than my left, size 44 is great for the left, but a bit small for the right, and 45 is quite big for the left, to the point where I can squeeze a finger into it, but really comfortable on the right (albeit being prob a tiny bit bigger than it should be).

I can't purchase half sizes, so what do you guys recommend I do?? Thanks :D

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Re: Shoe size, slightly bigger or smaller??

Postby mikgit » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:12 pm

bigger...too small is not a good way to go...

or even better buy both pairs and wear odd sizes, maybe flip the other missmatched pair on ebay.
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Re: Shoe size, slightly bigger or smaller??

Postby madmacca » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:51 pm

Feet sometimes swell when riding (especially when hot), so probably better to go big than go small.

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Re: Shoe size, slightly bigger or smaller??

Postby Isaac199 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:59 pm

mikgit wrote:bigger...too small is not a good way to go...

or even better buy both pairs and wear odd sizes, maybe flip the other missmatched pair on ebay.


Thanks for the reply! I wish I could afford two, one pair is expensive enough :(

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Re: Shoe size, slightly bigger or smaller??

Postby mikesbytes » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:31 pm

How do you manage the shoe sizing in your shoes in general?

Do you pack out the smaller foot?
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Re: Shoe size, slightly bigger or smaller??

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:57 pm

Buy bigger, second thin-ish sock on the smaller foot.
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Re: Shoe size, slightly bigger or smaller??

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:38 pm

Never buy smaller, as you will be in for a world of hurt! :wink:

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Re: Shoe size, slightly bigger or smaller??

Postby Neddysmith » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:39 am

Yeah definitely always go slightly bigger instead of slightly smaller, you can always wear extra socks or pad out a bigger pair and on longer rides your feet will thank you.

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