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Specialized 2FO shoes - size

justermanjusterman Posts: 3
edited November 2014 in MTB general
Just bought a pair of 2FO's and thought it might be helpful if I reported on size.

I tend to buy (everyday) shoes of size 46 or 47 but I seem to have a wide left foot and, when I get leather shoes, I've started stretching the left one with a shoe stretcher. (Works well, by the way.)

I wanted some shoes to wear with flat pedals and ordered some size 47 5-10s from Evans. They weren't wide enough. Evans seems to think anything bigger than 47 is freak size and don't seem to stock larger. Then I saw that Evans had £40 off their Giro Jackets so, without much hope, I ordered thier largest size (47). They weren't wide enough.

So (elsewhere) I tried 2FOs. The largest size the store had was 47 (naturally). The toe box on the 2FOs was wider than the 5-10s and the Giros, but my toes were right up against the front of the shoe. So I decided to order some in size 49. They turned out to be a good fit (just as good a fit as my size 46 CATs).

The shoe sizing system we have is crazy.

The 2FOs are good.


  • Angus YoungAngus Young Posts: 3,063
    So, two sizes up for the 2FOs. Interesting. I'm thinking of getting these so thanks of the info.
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  • I went up a size when i got mine, so i'd definitely say go up a size or two!
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  • CitizenLeeCitizenLee Posts: 2,227
    Yup, thanks. Probably going to get some of these so handy to know.
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  • paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
    Good to know. I have had specialized shoes before (clip in jobs) and they were a little smaller than advertised but my midget feet fitted their normal size, just a tad snug but that seemed OK for clips.

    I had the 2FO in mind for a flat shoe - let us know how they work out on flats vs anything else you have experience of. Cheers!
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