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Shoe sizes

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by MrGrumpy, 19 Oct 2007.

  1. MrGrumpy

    MrGrumpy Huge Member

    Location:
    Fly Fifer
    I know the easiest thing to do would be to try shoes on for size but there are no dealers nearby with a big selection of shoes to try on so..... I`m a size 10 and have read that shimano shoes are a bit on the tight side thus best ordering the next size up, is this correct ? I had picked out specialized road shoes but through the cycle2work scheme ( Halfords) they cannot get these so gonna have to go with shimano for both pedals and shoes. Bikes ordered so just need the accessories ordered before i go on my holly bags hopefully be ready for when i come back.
     
  2. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    I'm generally a size 11, my size 12 Shimano shoes are a very snug fit, which is perfect really. I'd certainly suggest trying a size above your normal first.
     
  3. OP
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    MrGrumpy

    MrGrumpy Huge Member

    Location:
    Fly Fifer
    just been looking at wiggle online and they seem to show the equivalent in shoe size when ordering, such as for shimano size Uk10 is actually a size 45.5 EU or nearer 46. Specialized however or a size 44 which is normal for me, so handy to see what to order.
     
  4. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    I think if you're ordering shoes over the net you should be fully conversant with the returns policy anyway.. They need to be right.
     
  5. Pedalling Pete

    Pedalling Pete New Member

    I thought Shimano shoes were all European sized. ie. 46 rather than 11.
     
  6. OP
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    MrGrumpy

    MrGrumpy Huge Member

    Location:
    Fly Fifer
    they seem to be but they are sized bigger, ie UK10 is a EU44 but on wiggle you order 45.5 ??
     
  7. ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    I normally wear UK size 10 shoes off the bike. I have fairly broad feet.

    I wear size 45 Sidi shoes on my best road bike. I decided to buy a pair of Shimano SPD road shoes* for my other road bike and bought those mail order in size 45 too. I could see as soon as they arrived that they were on the small size but I made the mistake of using them for one ride to 'see if they would give'. They didn't, but my feet did - I could hardly walk after 2 hours on the bike! Since then, I bought a pair of Shimano shoes in size 46 and they are a snug fit.

    *I've just posted this for sale ad in the Classifieds section.
     
  8. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    I am a 9/10, and find that in Shimano shoes I have been a 45, and in one type a 46 (they were MO75 by the way, road equivalent is the RO75). In my newish Northwave shoes (which I love), I am a 44.

    It may be that an LBS stocks Shimano shoes, I know several around me that do, so it might be worth while going in there, trying them on and then ordering. I know that it's a bit cheeky, but buying the shoes off the net is a risky busines. To make their effort worth your while, then buy something else from them. One always finds another something that one 'needs' when one's in a bike shop.