- The wide of foot – what SPD shoes?
I’m really struggling to find some spd shoes that fit well. I have quite wide feet – I can fit most normal shoes but they just aren’t quite right. Shops only have a limited range and I’ve already tried and sent a few pairs back I’ve ordered online. So any recommendations?
Criteria is quite stiff for XC and cyclocross, preferably ratchet and must take toe studs. Ideally £100ish pounds, but getting desperate now so will consider anything. So far I’ve eliminated:
Shimano normal fit – OK but just a bit narrow and can only use thin socksPosted 5 years ago
Shimano wide fit – only been able to find quite a basic model with no toe studs
Diadora X-Trail 2 – great fit but had two pairs disintegrate and warrantied. One the fibreglass and one the carbon.
DHB Carbons – looked great and fit was OK, only has stubby non-replaceable toe studs so would result in a lot of cyclocross hilarity
Mavic rush wide – they were really narrow, sent back to CRC who may have mixed up the normal and wide fit so still possibleScapegoatSubscriber
Spesh Carbon Expert fit your bill, except for the ratchet bit, but the velcro fasteners are good and snug on mine after a year or two’s use. Stiff sole, take studs, decent toe box. I have wide feet and they fit nicely. There are still a few around. I saw an ad for some for £95 the other day.Posted 5 years agomjsmkeMember
I’ve just been through this too. I have short wide feet. Shimanos wide fit starts at 42 which is too long for me. I tried DMT and Northwave after recommendations but the end was too pointy squashing my big toe. I settled on the Specialized Comp which was a nice fit. Not perfect for me but the best I could find. Its all about the shape so keep trying different brands and styles.Posted 5 years agobinnersSubscriber
I have feet similar to an orang-utan. Shimano’s and Specialized shoes? Not a chance. Far too narrow! I’d definitely recommend Northwaves. I’ve had a few pairs, and they are without doubt the most accommodating for those of us blessed with elephantine girth around the toes
661’s are nice and wide too, but I don’t know if they do anything that fits your needs. I wear the more casual Filters which are so bloody comfortable you forget you’re wearing SPD’sPosted 5 years ago
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