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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by stosh, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    I'm looking for a slightly wider than the normal Mtn Bike Shoe. Anybody have any brand recommendations?
     

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  2. dfinn

    dfinn Turbo Monkey

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    I have wide feet and I like the fit of my Specialized Taho shoes.
     
  3. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Ok thanks I have a local dealer too.

    They seem like a heavy shoe, do you find this to be the case?
    How do they breath?
     
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    Bicyclist Turbo Monkey

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    The Tahoes are more of a recreational shoe, you may want to check out the new Trail 120. It's in between a freeride and XC shoe, so it breathes and it's protective. You should also look at the regular XC shoes. I have the Sport MTB shoes and they've been durable and breathable.
     
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    Rockland Turbo Monkey

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    Fatty foot! :oink: :blah:
     
  6. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    carnacs are supposed to be wide, and i think Sidi makes an extra wide shoe too.
     
  7. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

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    Sidi makes a "mega" version of their shoes but they are $$$$
     
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    I have wide feet and im rockin the specialized shoes that are around 100 bux. Not sure exactly the name.
     
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    blt2ride Turbo Monkey

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    still probably cheaper than the Carnacs. :dead:
     
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    Rockland Turbo Monkey

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    I had some Carnacs once. They did cost alot, and were not all that durable.
     
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    I have never noticed the weight of them, they feel right around the same weight or just slightly heavier than the regular hiking or skate shoes I wear. I'm not weight weenie though.

    They breathe fine, never had any issues with that. I always wear "Sock Guy" socks or that type of cycling specific socks and my feet are always very comfortable.

    I did have issues with one foot going slightly numb after a long ride but that went away after I used them a couple of times.

    They probably aren't the highest end shoe but they were cheap and held up very well throughout this season. I'll be using them again next season for sure.
     
  13. JRB

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    Look at cannondale shoes too.

    But Sidi megas are your best bet.
     
  14. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Screw some cleates to a pair of Croc's...
     
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    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    If you can find them (Ebay probably) Specialized Fat Boy shoes are the widest I have ever worn. The 661 Nuevos are fairly wide.

    And my Sidis are just too narrow, though I have never tried the Megas. The only other brand I have worn is Answer, which were OK.

    I have the widest and flatest feet of anyone I know and the Specialized and 661 shoes fit very well.

    Here are my shoes. You can see that the Specialized is fairly wide while the Sidi is fairly narrow. The Sidi is also a tad smaller in length. I shoulda got a larger size... maybe a 44.

     
  17. JRogers

    JRogers talks too much

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    As others said, Specialized and Sidi are good bets. American shoes generally are wider than Euro ones, if that helps.
     
  18. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    So you have Hobbit feet?
     
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    caputo1989 Turbo Monkey

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    I am a 9.5EE and fit into the specialized Body Geomotry comp.
     
  20. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    I had some made by Time... they were pretty wide, almost too wide. I dont know if they are all like that though, might just have been that model (now discontinued I think) the Snakes or some sh!t like that.
     
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    Specialized makes some damn decent shoes for the money. I wore out a pair of Sidi Dominators in about a year (the whole side blew out of the shoe) and now I'm back with the original Specialized shoes that I bought 3 years ago. The Specialized are a whole bunch better on hike-a-bike excursions too.
     
  22. Jeremy R

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    I agree. I have had better luck with Specialized shoes compared to Sidi and Northwave at twice the costs.
     
  23. kidwoo

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    XC: sidi dominator mega

    DH: Adidas hematomas

    I have monkey feet and megas are fine. I wouldn't go riding DH in them though.
     
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    Thanks for all the help. My local Specz. dealer doesn't STOCK a lot of their shoes but he does have some.
     
  26. Angus

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    I have wider feet, and I have used Carnacs, but they are pricey, but lately I have been doing well with Lake shoes, I started out with there mxz300 winter shoe wich is totally awesome, I also like the pricing on most lake shoes they aren't as pricey as Sidi or Carnacs but do seem to hold up well, I have a pair of Road touring shoes that have 3 seasons of riding, and being touring shoes they have some walking in too and they are near perfect, and they cost me around 50 bucks...
     
  27. -dustin

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    i really, really like my Speccy Comp Carbons. 3rd pair of Specialized shoes (first 2 pair were 2000 Teams [road and mtn]). they do good work in the shoe department.
     
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    i have prurdy wide feet too and i have a pair of sixsixone "stinger" shoes... they fit my foot great and i think i paid like $80ish.....
     
  29. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    6 month old thread man. He bought Sidi Dominators.

    And your avatar is scary as hell.
     
  30. Jeremy R

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    I am glad that your feet are "prurdy" but this thread was started back in November.
    Stosh either got him some shoes, or his feet have become really tough by now.:)
     
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    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    He doesn't ride, remember?
     
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    Thats a friggin understatement! :dead: :dead:
     
  33. TreeSaw

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    I don't know about wide feet versions, but I just bought a pair of northwaves that are SO comfy. Also, my Diadora's are pretty wide, breath really well and are comfy too. Sq-Earl thinks the same of his Diadora's and thinks that they are wide. They're also on sale at Performance I think.