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Struggling with finding good fitting road shoes

Ka12Ka12 Posts: 216
edited March 2013 in Road buying advice

I am struggling to find good fitting road shoes, my last pair were the specialized s-works but tried some of the new 2013 specialized range on and they don't fit as well. The road expert with the one boa dial were too tight across the middle of the foot and loose round the ankle, the new s-works didn't support my feet enough and just felt really soft with the uppers.

I tried some Mavic Galibier shoes on which felt okay but not really keen on the look of them. From reading reviews it seems that Giro shoes are quite narrow which won't work for me.

Which other shoe ranges should I look at. I have been round a few stores but they never seem to have a 42/43 in stock.

Thanks Sarah


  • paul1000paul1000 Posts: 190
    I've giro factors and quite wide feet and they are great, they come with three different insoles so you can get them spot on.
  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    No magic answers just keep trying. I have giro factors and they are brilliant. All very personal though.
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • Ka12Ka12 Posts: 216
    I will probably have to order a few online now as my son is less than impressed at coming to cycle shops with me!

    Are there some new giro shoes due out as seems like lots of places have sold out of the giro factor shoes.
  • jordan_217jordan_217 Posts: 2,580
    If you have wide feet then give NorthWave a try. They are the only road shoes I get on with (I have flat, wide feet).
    “Training is like fighting with a gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the gorilla is tired.”
  • CubicCubic Posts: 594
    You could order a load of different ones from an online shop that does Collect+ returns (e.g. Wiggle). Then you can return all the ones you don't like free of charge.
  • GrillGrill Posts: 5,610
    Bontrager RL and RXXXL are fantastic and have a similar fit to the old S-Works.
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  • northpolenorthpole Posts: 1,499
    I'd also suggest Sidi mega fitting shoes - this is their wide designation. They make some fab shoes (rubbish insoles, but the shoes are great).

    I'd also suggest travelling to a decent bike shop - must be less bother than gambling on internet orders?

  • Ka12Ka12 Posts: 216
    Thank you for all the replies, I tried 3 local shops last weekend and I did do a 100 mile round trip to try on some shoes yesterday but none suited hence asking for advice on here.

    I really liked the 2012 s-works but sold mine along with all my kit when I was told to give up cycling by my ortho consultant, after a good few hours of internet searching I managed to find a site with my size still in stock so have ordered them :)
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