Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Plax, 21 Jan 2008.
Is there any difference? For example is a size 40 in a woman's shoe smaller than a man's size 40?
For my $0.02 you have to try them on. They feel different 'cos of the more rigid sole and manufacturers such as LAKE seem a little off on their sizing. (Nice shoes tho')
Womens shoes are either pink or pastel blue.
Seriously, though, I didn't know they made different cycling shoes for men and women. Size 40 is size 40 for both I'd say.
Like gambatte says, try them for size.
A 40 women's tends to be a bit narrower and smaller...For example I'm between a 5and a 6 in trainers, but if it's men's then I'm always a 5...
I'd have thought so too, but I've looked at a few sites and they look different.
My confusion is further compounded by the fact that I have a pair of Shimano SH-M020 shoes which are a size 40 which I thought was a UK size 7. These are a bit tight so I'm thinking of going for a size 42 which I thought would be a UK size 8, so a size up. Is that chart just wrong?
Maybe PunkyP is right.
I also found this chart (about shoes in general, I think) which says a 40 is a woman's 6.5.
Depends on shoes - In my case I vary from a size 45 (Adidas) or size 46 (Specialized)to a 48 (Shimano) and in one case I could not even get my feet into a 50!
Always try shoes on.
I was told there was a difference between womans and mens.... the heels were narrower was one of the differences. I tried on a Shimano shoe and it was too narrow for my wide feet - I'm a 41 normally and tried both the 42 and 43 but the guy in the shoe said that i was better to go for a different make and recommended specialized for wider feet. I have ended up with size 42 Ladies Specialized Taho's.
Unfortunately there are no LBS's around here that actually sell cycling shoes. I got my current pair of Shimano's off ebay and didn't realise that you're best off getting bigger sizes. So I just got my normal size 7. They fit ok in normal socks but when I put on winter socks or more than one pair of socks on they get quite tight.
I've taken a gamble and bought another pair of Shimano's off Ventura.co.uk for £19.99. Got a size 42 this time so hopefully they will be ok. Can then just sell on my current pair on ebay again.
I shall let you know if they are a good fit! They are ladies cycling shoes again so I presume they will be slightly narrower etc.
Which website is this? I can't find it
Sorry, I meant Venus Sports;
It's a female specific site and I've had some great bargains from there before now. My Altura Nevis Jacket was only £19.99 in the sale from there too.
Shoes have arrived. Fit nicely. Not as tight on the heel, but hopefully that won't be a problem. Fitted cleats in roughly the same location as other shoes. Test ride to work tomorrow, hopefully everything will be ok!
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