Road Cycling Shoes

AORboyo
AORboyo Posts: 53
edited February 2012 in Workshop
Hey Roadsters,

Feel the need in treating my feet with some tender loving care & getting me mitts on some new Road Cycling Footwear, SPD-SL compatible....Currently using Shimano / Diadora but fancy the following makes for the next purchase......

SIDI (Are These Small Fitting???)
SPECIALIZED (BG S-Works Series)
NORTHWAVE
MAVIC

What's the feedback on the above, would be grateful if folk could recommend what their feet desire???

Anyone used Bontrager RL / RXL???.....I see these are going pretty damn cheap at the moment.

Cheers peeps

Comments

  • bus_ter
    bus_ter Posts: 337
    At £37.50 I find these really good!

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-r1-road-cycling-shoe/
  • k-dog
    k-dog Posts: 1,652
    I've had Sidi Genius Pro's for about 2 years now and they've been by far the best shoes I've ever had - and I've had about 6 over the years.

    They're super comfortable and are still in great condition - I commute 5 days a week all year so they've had plenty of miles too.

    In that time I'll I've done is replace the heel bumpers because they were getting worn - I think they were £2.99. I have the mega ones because I have wide feet and they've just been great. I got them on sale for about £100 I think - so not cheap but well worth it.
    I'm left handed, if that matters.
  • rozzer32
    rozzer32 Posts: 3,893
    SIDI are narrow.

    Not tried any of the others. Have a look at Giro shoes. I find my new factor shoes better then the SIDI Ergo 3's which I sold on.
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  • k-dog
    k-dog Posts: 1,652
    Yes, SIDI are narrow - but then they do the mega fit which has more space - I've never had shoes were I was in the middle of the adjustment before.
    I'm left handed, if that matters.
  • il_principe
    il_principe Posts: 9,155
    Lake? Do a wide fit as well and the quality looks v good. I've always used Spesh but thinking of giving Lake a go now.
  • John.T
    John.T Posts: 3,698
    Getting a good fit for you is more important than what make, colour or anything else.
  • carrock
    carrock Posts: 1,103
    spesh are wider fitting to suit american / british feet

    Slightly small fit, so a 44 which should be a UK 10 is more like a 9 1/2

    Not tried others, but I would imagine italian shoes are like italian clothes, ie go up at least one size