Buying first cycling shoes

dm06804 Posts: 16
edited June 2013 in Road buying advice
I wear Nike LunarEclipse 2, US Size 7 (On the label it says it is size 40 in EU), this shoe has a lot of extra space as when I run/workout/walk, I enjoy the extra space. I've never bought a European shoe in an EU size.

I used a measuring tool to measure my feet and my feet are exactly a US Size 6.5. I'm looking at Giro and Specialized shoes. (More specifically, the Giro Factor and Giro Trans).

I know a cycling shoe should have a tight, snug fit. What EU Shoe size should I be buying? I am exactly a 6.5 US mens. Giro does offer half sizes


  • p1tse
    p1tse Posts: 694
    I found with cycling shoes you really have to try them to ensure correct comfort as some are really snug, narrow in design and having had to go for a size up
    Wanted: Cube Streamer/Agree GTC Compact / Pro/ Race : 53cm
  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    I can not stress enough how much variation there is between brands and models.

    You need to try them on or accept that you will have to order and return several (maybe even many) times to get the correct fit.

    FWIW I had to go up 2 EU sizes in Giro Factor.
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • giant_man
    giant_man Posts: 6,878
    wot he said, good advice.
  • lostboysaint
    lostboysaint Posts: 4,250
    What they've said!
    Trail fun - Transition Bandit
    Road - Wilier Izoard Centaur/Cube Agree C62 Disc
    Allround - Cotic Solaris