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spd shoes with a wide fit
« on: January 19, 2015, 07:15:29 pm »
What SPD shoes with a wide fit have folk found superb for long distance events?
I dunno why anybody's doing this!

Re: spd shoes with a wide fit
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2015, 08:08:09 pm »
I imagine that your choice of Sidi in the Mega fitting will probably get a good press: I've not used mine on anything longer than a 300, and they were fine on that, but I don't really need the extra width.

Sandals are of course the canonical choice for wide fittings ... (and I found my Exustar ones grand on both LEL and the Irish 1200).

(I've also never really had a bad experience with SPD shoes, so you might want to wait for someone who's more discriminating.)

Re: spd shoes with a wide fit
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2015, 08:33:07 pm »
Heard at the W/end from a Cycle-shop that Shimano are bringing out wider fitting shoes soon ....

Re: spd shoes with a wide fit
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2015, 08:55:15 pm »
Heard at the W/end from a Cycle-shop that Shimano are bringing out wider fitting shoes soon ....
They already have. I returned these Shimano wide shoe because they were only a hair's width wider
than the normal version.

Re: spd shoes with a wide fit
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2015, 10:02:58 pm »
After 35 years of searching I am in love with my size 49 speciali(z)sed comp road , Wide fitting shoes. I have been told i have exceptionally wide feet . Northwave wide fitting shoes are comfy but i have found soles detach from the uppers . My comp roads were bought in a sale  ( ellis briggs ) around two years a go but currant models look to have the same sized last .     

Re: spd shoes with a wide fit
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2015, 11:35:31 pm »
Specialized seem quite wide.

Re: spd shoes with a wide fit
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2015, 07:07:29 am »
I tried to get another pair of Specialized BG Comp, but two bike shops (Leisurelakes and Evans) told me that
they couldn't get hold of size 45 (anywhere). This model is being phased out in favour of BG Rime. However,
I found this newer model very narrow around the toe-box area.




Re: spd shoes with a wide fit
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2015, 11:45:54 am »
I have two pairs of Specialized MTB shoes, MTB Sport and Tahoe.  Both are nice and wide and fit my feet just fine.  I have just bought a pair of Tahoe Sport shoes in the sales and they are significantly narrower and are going back.  It is a pity as I quite fancied the vibram sole and stiffer sole insert but it is not to be.
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Re: spd shoes with a wide fit
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2015, 05:31:46 pm »
Lake do two widths of their shoes and half euro sizes. As ever it depends on the importer if you can get the one you want.  I used to buy form Rose but they do not seem to selling  Lake anymore :(

Re: spd shoes with a wide fit
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2015, 06:54:04 pm »
I have read various posts above (thanks) and have decided to try out a pair of specialised BG comp shoes.
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Re: spd shoes with a wide fit
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2015, 07:37:21 pm »
I have feet like plates and wear specialized shoes... but only when I have to.

Shimano sandals ftw.

(That's 'for the width')
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Re: spd shoes with a wide fit
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2015, 07:54:56 pm »
And occasionally 'for the whiff'
I do find anything involving ball bearings oddly satisfying

Re: spd shoes with a wide fit
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2015, 09:07:59 pm »
I have sandals already - but they're not my first choice for my winter commute or long distance jolly....
I dunno why anybody's doing this!

Re: spd shoes with a wide fit
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2015, 01:06:35 pm »
I've just bought a pair of LG Monte from Evans Cycle Store. I did have to wait 10 days for them
though. However, they are very wide, enough to cope my broad feet. There's plenty of room around
the toe area.

Re: spd shoes with a wide fit
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2015, 12:10:09 am »
I've got a pair of Northwave..something. Certainly feel roomier than Shimanos. I spend a lot of time in workboots or barefoot so have quite wide feet.

Re: spd shoes with a wide fit
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2015, 03:19:32 pm »
Used to have Northwaves which were a wider fit than most.

Now wear a pair of Giro Privateer. They do standard and wide fitting but I also had to go up a size to fit length ways. Very comfy and good for 600km so far....

Re: spd shoes with a wide fit
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2015, 12:33:19 am »
over the years i've tried on a lot of different brands of shoes in bike shops and exhibitions. my foot is wider than average (but not extremely wide) and i find specialized and diadora shoes fit my feet best. the "wide" versions of otherwise narrow shoes may fit as well, but haven't had a chance to test those out yet.

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Re: spd shoes with a wide fit
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2015, 10:31:50 pm »
I have sandals already - but they're not my first choice for my winter commute or long distance jolly....
Ahem.
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Re: spd shoes with a wide fit
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2015, 11:38:48 am »
Off on a tangent . I have just bought a pair of xxl endura  neoprene over shoes . they are a touch large on my size 49 speciali(z)sed comp road shoes, hooray no more fighting to get overshoes  on . but toastie warm. I have all ways suffered from cold feet is it the larger than average surface area. !!!

Re: spd shoes with a wide fit
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2015, 04:53:56 pm »
Hahaha, respect to the winter rider who continues to wear sandals!

My 'new' Specialized BG comp shoes are awesome. They were comfy as soon as I tried them on and after my first trip (60k) were still comfy and took no 'settling in' period. Fantastic shoes but pricey. Totally rate these shoes. I don't consider them a 'wide fit', I consider them a 'fine fit' and would argue the majority of cycling shoes are a narrow fit.

I previously had Northwave shoes but was not overly happy with them. My pair of Fahrenheit (or celsius) were not waterproof enough - too much water came in and over the cuff, so I sold them on ebay.

My Lake shoes are great too, a nice fit, but unlike the specialised required a 'settling in' period.

Hope this review kinda helps.

Cheers,

Doo :)
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Re: spd shoes with a wide fit
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2015, 07:52:29 pm »
My experience of specialized shoes are that they're nice and wide at the cheaper end of the scale and the top end posh models are much narrower, enough to rule them out for me. Shimano wide fitting in their new last shape (R170's I have), have been great for me, also tried on Giro HV (high volume) which were also about the same width (shimano claim 'E' width) but I sent back as they didn't have a reflective tab on the heel.

I think I ordered about seven pairs of shoes and because of bad experiences of the fit of shimano, the R170's were a last ditch 'might as well' addition to a load of Giro's but were so good. Only regret is that I didn't explore Bont, didn't realise that they did a wide fit and that they now have cheaper models - I'd assumed they were out of my budget.
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Re: spd shoes with a wide fit
« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2015, 04:46:21 pm »
I'm looking for a wide, lightweight, stiff, SPD shoe for long distance Audax.  Are these "Northwave Extreme Tech MTB Plus" in the wide fit category?  Any other wide fit high end suggestions please?

Re: spd shoes with a wide fit
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2015, 05:31:24 pm »
I'm looking for a wide, lightweight, stiff, SPD shoe for long distance Audax.  Are these "Northwave Extreme Tech MTB Plus" in the wide fit category?  Any other wide fit high end suggestions please?


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Re: spd shoes with a wide fit
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2015, 05:44:50 pm »
I have a brand new pair of Sidi Dominator Mega (wide fit) in size 43 for sale at £60 incl UK postage

Note - They were a very expensive mistake for my feet.  Superbly comfy except, for some reason known only to my ankles, the tongue and top ratchet strap digs into my leg (foot joint).

I thought that by trimming a few mm of plastic off it would be fine but it wasn't.  Therefore they are immaculate, worn only on carpet and with a small scallop cut out of plastic and a bit of leather tongue.

If Sidi Dominators are your thing then let me know and grab yourself a cheap pair.

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Re: spd shoes with a wide fit
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2015, 06:18:59 pm »
I have a brand new pair of Sidi Dominator Mega (wide fit) in size 43 for sale at £60 incl UK postage

Too small for me, I'm size 44 or greater depending on shoe.