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Old July 30th 03, 07:28 PM
Alan Hoyle
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Default SPD-compatible shoes for wide feet?

I recently took the plunge and switched my mountain bike over to
clipless pedals. I got WTB MP 250 Stealth pedals from a local shop
and some inexpensive SPD-compatible shoes.

The shoes I bought seem to be just slightly too thin for the WTB
cleat, and the cleats scrape when I'm walking on concrete (but not
asphalt).

Does anyone know of shoes that tend to run wide? I wear 8.5 EE in
normal shoes and bought the widest ones I could find in size 9, but
they're still too narrow. I mostly use my shoes for commuting, so
something that looks like a normal shoe would be best....

I could also use sandals. I've seen a couple different models
(Shimano and Look) for sale on the net, but haven't seen them in
stores.

Any suggestions?

Also can I use standard Shimano SPD cleats with these pedals?

-alan

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Old July 30th 03, 08:34 PM
William Westphal
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Default SPD-compatible shoes for wide feet?

Alan Hoyle writes:

I recently took the plunge and switched my mountain bike over to
clipless pedals. I got WTB MP 250 Stealth pedals from a local shop
and some inexpensive SPD-compatible shoes.

The shoes I bought seem to be just slightly too thin for the WTB
cleat, and the cleats scrape when I'm walking on concrete (but not
asphalt).

Does anyone know of shoes that tend to run wide? I wear 8.5 EE in
normal shoes and bought the widest ones I could find in size 9, but
they're still too narrow. I mostly use my shoes for commuting, so
something that looks like a normal shoe would be best....

I could also use sandals. I've seen a couple different models
(Shimano and Look) for sale on the net, but haven't seen them in
stores.

Any suggestions?

Also can I use standard Shimano SPD cleats with these pedals?

-alan

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Alan Hoyle - - http://www.alanhoyle.com/
"I don't want the world, I just want your half." -TMBG
Get Horizontal, Play Ultimate.


Sidi has a "megashoe", which is a wide size. See www.sidiusa.com faq,
or any reseller of sidi and the size ends with an "M". I have a
"44M", e.g. I'm very VERY happy with my Sidi "Dominator 4". I
suppose the cheaper models come in "M" sizes too. I couldn't find
another brand that had wide sizes. I guess the (non-Italian)
marketing types figured out that when you have wide feet you're no
longer sufficiently athletic to justify the expense of special shoes
for biking.
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Old July 31st 03, 04:47 AM
Fred
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Default SPD-compatible shoes for wide feet?


"William Westphal" wrote in message
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Alan Hoyle writes:

I recently took the plunge and switched my mountain bike over to
clipless pedals. I got WTB MP 250 Stealth pedals from a local shop
and some inexpensive SPD-compatible shoes.

The shoes I bought seem to be just slightly too thin for the WTB
cleat, and the cleats scrape when I'm walking on concrete (but not
asphalt).

Does anyone know of shoes that tend to run wide? I wear 8.5 EE in
normal shoes and bought the widest ones I could find in size 9, but
they're still too narrow. I mostly use my shoes for commuting, so
something that looks like a normal shoe would be best....

I could also use sandals. I've seen a couple different models
(Shimano and Look) for sale on the net, but haven't seen them in
stores.

Any suggestions?

Also can I use standard Shimano SPD cleats with these pedals?

-alan

--
Alan Hoyle - - http://www.alanhoyle.com/
"I don't want the world, I just want your half." -TMBG
Get Horizontal, Play Ultimate.


Sidi has a "megashoe", which is a wide size. See www.sidiusa.com faq,
or any reseller of sidi and the size ends with an "M". I have a
"44M", e.g. I'm very VERY happy with my Sidi "Dominator 4". I
suppose the cheaper models come in "M" sizes too. I couldn't find
another brand that had wide sizes. I guess the (non-Italian)
marketing types figured out that when you have wide feet you're no
longer sufficiently athletic to justify the expense of special shoes
for biking.


You can also get inexpensive (relatively) cheap chinese made wide sizes from
Lake (Nashbar and others.) Foot width, by the way, doesn't change and has
nothing to do with athleticism any more than arm length.

Fred



 




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