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Modern road shoes long?

Old 06-16-21, 05:17 AM
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Modern road shoes long?

Hi all,
Thought I'd upgrade my old road shoes so I've tried a few pairs on in my size and they all seem to fit OK but they all seem long? Quite a space at the toes, is this common or just specific to shoes I've tried. These are Boardman Carbon and also Shimano RC5.
Just wondering if others finding this.

Thanks.
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Old 06-16-21, 06:33 AM
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To ask the obvious question, did you try a half-size smaller?
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Try on a wide version in a smaller size.
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Originally Posted by SurferCyclist View Post
Hi all,
Thought I'd upgrade my old road shoes so I've tried a few pairs on in my size and they all seem to fit OK but they all seem long? Quite a space at the toes, is this common or just specific to shoes I've tried. These are Boardman Carbon and also Shimano RC5.
Just wondering if others finding this.

Thanks.
Fit okay and long doesn’t sound like they fit okay. Modern road shoes are not inherently long. But some are too narrow for sure if you have fairly wide feet. I have moderately wide feet (not silly wide, but above average) and find that wide fit road shoes work best for me. Shimano do wide fit sizing, as do Lake and some Fizik models. Lake actually do several widths in each nominal size, so could be a good bet. Specialized shoes also tend to have a reasonable width. I realise you are talking about length, but I think you really mean they are too long for the correct width ie really too narrow.
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Old 06-17-21, 10:10 AM
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Different brands of shoes fit differently. There is no standardized fit or shape of a shoe for any specific size that some big standards organization specifies.
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