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kzoo_swmmr
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 Posted: Tue Apr 13th, 2010 03:16 am

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Hi!

A lady cyclist interested in long distance touring with her family asked me for cycling shoe advice this weekend.  Can anyone help?  She has had a few different pairs of cycling shoes, and they have all been uncomfortable. She describes her feet as being very narrow in the heel and splayed/wide in the toe box area. 

Can anyone recommend a shoe for this foot type?  I wasn't much help as my feet are super narrow ... so sidis and specialized work for me; definitely are not going to work for her.

She's resorted to tennis shoes and toeclips, but would much rather find a cycling shoe that works....any thoughts?  Thanks!

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 Posted: Tue Apr 13th, 2010 07:39 pm

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has she tried men's shoes?  I don't have a particularly narrow heel, but the front of my foot is very wide.  I simply can't wear womens shoes.  Men's sidis and carnacs work well for me.

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My feet are that same shape, narrow heel, wide toe.  I wear and love the specialized.  SO I am surprised they don't work.  It did take trying all the sizes around my size to find a good fit. 
   Good Luck

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I have a wide forefoot and narrow heel and fit really well in the Sidis, but the forefoot stretches out some once I break them in.   But after that they are perfect.

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I get to add bunions to the 'wide foot' issue, so I can sympathize for sure. I finally got custom shoes from:
http://www.d2shoe.com/

had recommended them, and for road shoes they are incredible if you have foot issues. I also tried the Sidi mega wide shoes, but my heel slipped/foot moved around too much.

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The Keen cycling sandals might work well for her - especially as she is into touring, primarily.

-Sarah

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Thanks, everyone, for your input!  I'll pass this info along!

Monica

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 Posted: Thu Apr 29th, 2010 01:03 am

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Similar foot ... only Specialized women specific work for me.

Carnacs and Sidis killed me.
Family calls my tootsies, Barney Rubble feet.
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