New Road Shoes - Size Quandry

arlowood Posts: 2,561
edited October 2010 in Road buying advice
Hi Guys

Time has come to replace my old road shoes and clearly, to benefit from the best savings, I want to buy online.

However I get the impression that most road shoes require you to order a size bogger than your normal everyday shoes to get the best fit.

Problem is that my foot size is on the borderline between a UK9 and 9.5 (Euro43 and 44). Do you think it OK to risk opting for the Euro44 size or would I be advised to go for the 45.

I know some online retailers are pretty good at taking returns and swapping sizes but others seem to make it their mission to be as obstructive as possible - I would rather avoid the hassle of finding out which is which.

I don't have a huge budget for new shoes (up to £80 max) so no suggestions of the stratospherically priced race type variety