What size Road Shoe?

PolyphonicBoy
PolyphonicBoy Posts: 68
edited August 2011 in Road beginners
Looking for my first set of road shoes/spd pedals, I've ordered a set of Shimano R540 SPD-SL Pedals, and looking at ordering a pair of R077 shoes online.

I've heard they're made pretty small. I'm normally a size 11 shoe, so should a size 46 fit, or will I need to go up to a 47?

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  • neilo23
    neilo23 Posts: 783
    Usually you need to get a size bigger than normal, although I don't know about Shimanos. I'm usually a size 11 (46) but ended up getting a pair of size 48s! If you can you should order 2 sizes and send one pair back. Bear in mind, too, that cycling shoes should be a snugger fit than regular shoes.
  • i have those very shoes, although mine are half the size of yours lol

    i take an 8 but had to buy a 9
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  • Im a size 10/44 and have a pair or RO86, I was recomended to go a size bigger, 45. They fit me well.
  • I buy the same size in cycling shoes as my normal shoes and I'm currently wearing Sidi Genius 5 Pro which feel amazing.

    The buy a size up thing isn't gospel.
  • t.m.h.n.e.t
    t.m.h.n.e.t Posts: 2,265
    Your best bet is to try a pair on. I got a pair of Shimano's recently and knew that I would need 11.5 as I have weird feet :P My work PPE is 11 but a pair of adidas trainers I had were 13 :oops:

    I can cheat though,I live 20mins away from Chain Reaction so I can try on anything I'm not sure about :D
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,850
    to find what's right for *your* feet, the best way is to try a few different shoes on before deciding

    it's not just about size, fit varies a lot between different brands/models, i find a huge difference in fit between sidi and specialized for instance

    fwiw, for me the +1 size is wrong, i take the same size road shoe as normal shoes, but i need extra arch support, it really does depend on individual characteristics
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  • neilo23
    neilo23 Posts: 783
    I buy the same size in cycling shoes as my normal shoes and I'm currently wearing Sidi Genius 5 Pro which feel amazing.

    The buy a size up thing isn't gospel.

    I have the same shoes and had to get 2 sizes bigger than normal. And I have a Wilier, too. Spooky :)
  • Thanks for the replies. I went into Edinburgh Bikes today and looks like I need a 47. Will order online though, as they're so expensive.
  • anto164
    anto164 Posts: 3,500
    did you ask the shop whether they're able to pricematch? No? OK.
  • Good point! Didn't think of that. However, they don't stock the R077's. I actually tried on the R063's along with some Specialized shoes.