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wide feet

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by mr Mag00, 27 Feb 2008.

  1. mr Mag00

    mr Mag00 rising member

    Location:
    Deepest Dorset
    Hi I have quite wide plates of meat, and as such find most cycling shoes excruciating to wear.
    currently got specialized BG mtb shoes are there any other manufacturers which are known to be wider fitting, Time and Sidi are a non starter they have quite narrow lasts is that the correct terminology?

    so to narrow it down, excuse the pun, which manufacturers should i be looking at, thanks in advance.
     
  2. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I see your from down in Dorset, how many fingers and toes have you got exactly? ;)
     
  3. OP
    OP
    mr Mag00

    mr Mag00 rising member

    Location:
    Deepest Dorset
    hey i live here not born here, u cheeky feck ;)
     
  4. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Heh heh heh! Whereabouts? I am from just outside Dorch.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    mr Mag00

    mr Mag00 rising member

    Location:
    Deepest Dorset
    i live near Milton Abbas, next village up, so where do u hail from?
     
  6. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    My parents place is in Bradford Peverell, other side of Dorchester from you. Nice part of the world, don't get down there often enough really. I used to be into Mountain Biking when I last lived there (more than fifteen years ago now! ;)) but used to spend a lot of time riding in the woods at Higher Bockhampton.
     
  7. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Sidi actually do a wide versions of the road & mtb model shoes called MAX...I think...
     
  8. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Mega, not Max.
     
  9. OP
    OP
    mr Mag00

    mr Mag00 rising member

    Location:
    Deepest Dorset
    yh most of my riding is mtb i get across to the purbecks, i try to ride road atm as i am trying to lose weight having not ridden for a while, read that as a few years.

    Anyways can you help with my wide feet or not, and were u born here and which abnormalities do you demonstrate ? hahahaha
     
  10. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Have only got the standard five toes on each foot thankfully so have not got much experience with wide shoes. ;) I would suggest getting yourself down to a quality bike shop, try Primera in Bournemouth which is pretty big or there is one in Dorchester in Great Western Street, just called Dorchester Cycles. Try some on, it's the only way to know for sure.
     
  11. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
  12. OP
    OP
    mr Mag00

    mr Mag00 rising member

    Location:
    Deepest Dorset
    yh i know both of these neither of which knew anything baout wide fitting shoes but i may try now, not a huge fan of bikelab, find customer service a little lacking unless u have a gold card, but yh its good for bike porn.
     
  13. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    When I was buying ladies shoes for my wide feet, I was told Shimano wouldn't work but to try Specialized which luckily for me did.
     
  14. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Check a few sites out - Sidi are generally very narrow, but now do wide, but how wide they are. Spech as you know are a wider fitting, try Northwave, Diadora - best bet is get down to a shop - shoes are one thing that needs a LBS unless you are buying another shoes from the same manufacturer that you already have.
     
  15. Danny

    Danny Legendary Member

    Location:
    York
    I have the same problem as the OP.

    Can you actually get Mega Sidi shoes in the UK? I had a look at a couple of suppliers and they only seem to sell them in one width. In seems much more common in the US to have shoes in a range of widths.