Normal vs wide shoes

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nolight
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Normal vs wide shoes

Postby nolight » Tue Nov 13, 2012 17:21 pm

How much difference is there between normal vs wide shoes? If wide shoes fit well, will you have problem with normal shoes with the same size or vice versa?

TakeTurns
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Re: Normal vs wide shoes

Postby TakeTurns » Tue Nov 13, 2012 18:00 pm

Go with whatever fits. If you go for something which doesn't fit, you'll be uncomfortable. A narrow shoe will cramp your feet if you have wide feet. Hence, your your power transfer will be affected.

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smidsy
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Re: Normal vs wide shoes

Postby smidsy » Tue Nov 13, 2012 18:28 pm

Too many variables between makes and even models of shoes to answer.

Only way to find out is go and try some on, in fact try lots on until you get the ones that fit nice.
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Fr Howie
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Re: Normal vs wide shoes

Postby Fr Howie » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:09 am

There is no real substitute for trying on shoes, but...
If you Google the shoes you are interested in, some of the reviews that come up will tell you if they are wide, normal or narrow fitting.
And, I think that if the shoes you buy on the internet don't fit you that you are entitled to return them without charge. Incidentally, I have found Wiggle returns to be excellent, and Evans Cycles less so.

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Re: Normal vs wide shoes

Postby SecretSam » Fri Nov 16, 2012 17:02 pm

Agreed - try before you buy

I have super wide feet and found Specialized to be good, had to upsize thouhg (not unusual) - I'm a 9/43 in normal walking shoes but a 44 in my Spesh's

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