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Wide Shoes?

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by briank, 11 Jun 2008.

  1. briank

    briank New Member

    Five years ago, following advice of friends/reviews, I bought a pair of Specialized Pro shoes and they were/are great. I discovered you don't have to ride with squashed toes!

    Last October another, cheap pair of Spesh shoes - a size larger for thick socks - were also good.

    I've just screwed my courage to the sticking post and bought a pair of2008 S Works - and they seem really narrow!

    Does anyone know whether Specialized are making their shoes narrower these days, or in different widths.
    Or whether there are any other brands/models which are wider than these S Works?

    Thanks
     
  2. Danny

    Danny Legendary Member

    Location:
    York
    There was a thread on wide feet earlier in the year which has some good advice on this.

    Also, I seem to remember that when C+ reviewed shoes some time ago they recommended a pair that were good for wide feet. I'll see if I can find the details.
     
  3. briank

    briank New Member

    Thank you Danny
     
  4. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    When I bought my Spesh shoes in the States the shop offered 3 widths. One would assume that a full BG dealer would do the same over here?
     
  5. Danny

    Danny Legendary Member

    Location:
    York
    Not necessarily. It is more common in the States for sporting shoes to be available in a range of widths. I have ultra wide feet, and have only ever been able to find 4E running shoes in the US.
     
  6. Gary D

    Gary D Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Worcestershire
    I also have very wide feet.
    I use Spesh Taho's and Spesh Comp road shoes and both fit perfectly.

    Maybe you either have VERY wide feet - verging on flippers ;) or else the S Works, being more of a "race" orientated shoe, follows the same path as the Italian manufacturers, and comes up narrow.

    Gary.
     
  7. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    briank - why not try a shop/s in the US via online or email Specialized !
     
  8. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    The 2 top road shoes don't come in wide fitting, I looked. The Pro Road Carbon does though, which is the one I have, albeit in MTB form.
     
  9. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Yeah because there arent many f@t b@st@rds as TDF winners ;):biggrin::biggrin:
     
  10. mr Mag00

    mr Mag00 rising member

    Location:
    Deepest Dorset
    i popped in tri-uk in yeovil a few weeks a go and was amazed to find shimnao road shoes fit me very well and they do a custom fit service on the more expensive shoes. they are now being made wider according to the chap in the shop.
     
  11. DanRVV2006

    DanRVV2006 New Member

    Location:
    West Midlands
    does seem odd the specialized shoes have changed size. I cannot see why all shoes are not made to like a standed size so you can switch between manufacturers without worrying about size differences. And a brand i have noticed with a wide fit are NORTHWAVE usualy the aerator (i think thats how it is spelt) generaly have a wide fit on them if thats any help.