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Offline mrphil

looking for touring shoes with a wide fit
« on: November 21, 2010, 10:51:32 pm »
Hi,
       Looking for a touring shoe with a wide fit. Something like New Balance sizing. Any ideas? Thanks

Offline Eaton

Re: looking for touring shoes with a wide fit
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2010, 12:12:49 am »
I wear New balance 13 EE and use Sidi 47 Mega for both road and mountain shoes.

Offline staehpj1

Re: looking for touring shoes with a wide fit
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2010, 06:43:18 am »
+1 on the Sidi Megas.  I like the lower end model Sidi MTB shoes like my old Mega Bullet 2's or the Mega Giau that apparently replaced them.  Others like the Sidi Mega Dominators, which are more expensive and have a bit more of a space alien look.  Any way I think all the Sidi line has a corresponding Mega model.

Even the lower end models aren't very cheap, but they are really nice shoes.

Offline Westinghouse

Re: looking for touring shoes with a wide fit
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2010, 01:14:07 pm »
Google cycling shoes. They are for sale on the internet.

Offline fiddler4060

Re: looking for touring shoes with a wide fit
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2010, 02:20:52 pm »
I just went through this and you're right... it's not all that easy to find a good, wide fit cycling shoe. I just got a pair of Specialized "Tahoe" mtn shoes and love the wide fit. I think it'll be a nice touring shoe. When walking in them the spd cleat is recessed enough to not scrape on the floor. Only worn them on a few rides but am very happy. Here's a link... was happy to see they were available at my LBS.
http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCEqProduct.jsp?spid=47115
Not shown in the picture is a top velcro strap to keep the laces out of your chainring.

Offline cheesehawk

Re: looking for touring shoes with a wide fit
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2010, 09:12:56 pm »
I went with Lake MTB shoes in a EE (I wear New Balance in an E). I went with MTB shoes because I have an abnormal foot - my front is EE, my heel is normal. The ski-binding style straps on the MTB shoe allow me to snug down better in the back, while leaving the front loose. I also don't mind the MTB style - they remind me a lot of the touring shoes I had when I was a teenager.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2010, 09:16:48 pm by cheesehawk »

Offline crosari2

Re: looking for touring shoes with a wide fit
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2010, 11:40:39 pm »
Second Fiddler4060 on the Specialized Tahoe. Had mine for about 3 years and still going strong. Great shoe for those of us with a need for a double EE shoe.

crosari2