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photolearyphotoleary Posts: 48
edited June 2007 in Workshop
I have been getting severe cramp under my arches when riding. I have gone out and got some footbeds to support the foot but whilst I was being measured for them the shop owner said I have very wide feet. I presently ride Sidi standard width but it takes a while to get in the wide versions [no one stocks them.] Any suggestions of other brands that might suit the wider footed gentleman? My budget is œ140 max or should I just put the footbeds in and use my old Sidi's [4-5 yrs old but still going strong.]

Cheers.

Mark

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  • currieinahurrycurrieinahurry Posts: 2,695
    nikes are quite wide as are dmts but i found my addidas road pros to be quite wide. go to condor if you are a londoner and they have them all!
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  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Try on the Specialized shoes and their body glove geometry thingy - feel very comfy on me and I have pretty wide feet. Sidi were too narrow for me and as you say - the Sidi Mega are hard to get hold of.
  • i have wide feet and used to suffer from the same pain except in my nike shoes. i switched over to specialized and never looked back i use comp carbon œ99.
  • edwardvarlaedwardvarla Posts: 121
    Another recommendation for the Specialized for wide feet. Mine were just the basic BG sport.
  • 11tooth11tooth Posts: 552
    Yes...........Specialized or Adidas for wide feet
  • ClaireVClaireV Posts: 967
    Specialized again here.
  • BirilloBirillo Posts: 417
    Northwave. You'll find that they are at least a centimetre wider than the equivalent size in Sidi.
  • I've just bought a pair of Specialized Sports from Wiggle. My normal shoe sizing is 7.5, 8 at a push, and Wiggle informed me that I wouldn't need to adjust shoe sizing. Anybody relate experiences regarding sizing and wearing in?

    Size 8's usually leave me loads of toe-room and unable to feel the toe of the shoe, but I can easily do so with these. They don't do size 8.5, so is 9 such a big jump up in these shoes? And, would the front stretch (taking into account that leather toe is stitched into a soft plastic mesh) and soften with use or am I just buggered!

    I've already sent back one pair of these (my, fault, I didnt look at the sizing properly and sized by the 'enthusiast' sizing code for the first pair), so I dont want to send em back unless I have to, and then find that the 9's are too big...Wiggle might get the wrong idea that I'm deliberately messing them round.

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  • hugo15hugo15 Posts: 1,101
    I bought a pair of Specialized shoes from my LBS. I am normally a size 9 but they recommended to go with a size bigger, which kind of fits with your experience. I have had no problems with the size 10.
  • Aperitif 51Aperitif 51 Posts: 181
    Specialized BG comp - another vote.[:)]

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  • alan_shermanalan_sherman Posts: 1,153
    Northwave aereators are very wide, the next model down is narrow though. Different models from different manufacturers can vary so best to go to a shop and try them on - although the posts here suggest some to try before others! Specialised generally, and Northwave Aereators plus Sidi mega seem to be the places to start.

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  • I've not found any local shops stocking Specialized shoes, so thats why t'internet, plus the May discount, which I'm going to lose now, having to change them!

    I've got odd feet too, the left being a tad smaller than the right. If the right had fit similar to the left, then I'd probably give em a go. So, looks like I'm going to have to annoy Wiggle and change shoes again!

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  • paul_smith_srccpaul_smith_srcc Posts: 1,243
    Some like Sidi have a wide specific range, with Sidi for example they do this as their normal range are narrow.

    Other manufacturers are wider to start with, especially some of the Vittoria models who even market them as a wider shoe. Others like Specialized for example have a harder protective Toe box for their ATB range, as such the toe area is inclined to be wider.

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    quote:Originally posted by photoleary

    I have been getting severe cramp under my arches when riding. I have gone out and got some footbeds to support the foot but whilst I was being measured for them the shop owner said I have very wide feet. I presently ride Sidi standard width but it takes a while to get in the wide versions [no one stocks them.] Any suggestions of other brands that might suit the wider footed gentleman? My budget is œ140 max or should I just put the footbeds in and use my old Sidi's [4-5 yrs old but still going strong.]

    Cheers.

    Mark


    Surrey Road CC, articles of my tours; Lejog, North Sea to the Alps, English Channel to the Med', 'End to End' Ireland,London to Paris,Corsica
  • foot arch cramps, one reason why I was looking at Spesh in the first place. The Sports did actually feel pretty narrow to me, but just standing in them I loved the support in my arch and ball, my feet feeling cradled. I'm prone to foot arch cramps myself, and it was reading a cycling book that went into detail regarding the ergonomics(right word?) of knee alignment/footbed that rang bells with me. I relooked at some old C+ mags with Spesh reviews and they do seem to be the shoe for me. I'll just have to get used to having big clown cycling shoes!

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  • gavintcgavintc Posts: 3,009
    I too have wide feet and recently bought the Specialized S Works shoes. I had intended to simply buy the cheaper carbon version, but having tried on the S Works shoe, it was a like a glove - simply stunningly comfortable. I know they were pricey, but I love them.
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