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sidis are great shoes. specialized has different footbeds/inserts for better fit. bont has a footbed that you can heat and it molds to your foot shape. pearl izumi, which i beleive was bought by shimano has some really good shoes. dmt is another hand made italian shoe. fizik and giro also have great shoes. i think you just have to do some foot work and try on as many different ones, to find one that fits you.
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+1 (or more) on the Sidi opinion.
I've ridden with these for 20+ years. My current pair of road shoes replaced some that were bought in 1992 or 1993. They've been through many criterium, road races, centuries, tours & across Oregon a couple times. They come back well after getting soaked, and have parts that can be replaced (I keep a couple of rachet assy's on hand, along with the serrated straps).
Find the best price you can on a rachet strap version (I avoid the all-velcro style).
Genius and Dominator series for me - as the fit between road and MTN shoes is basically the same.

My previous shoes have been specialized, diadora, detto pietro, and another pair that I've forgotten the name of. Neither of those were as comfy or durable.
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Need a better pair, thinking Sidi. Want them to FIT... what say the bike riders..Sidi Men's Genius 5 Pro Carbon Road Cycle Shoe - FREE SHIPPING at Altrec.com
That's the shoe I use, very happy w/ them. Their .5 sizing choices make it possible to fit them perfectly. They are a great shoe!
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+1 (or more) on the Sidi opinion.
I've ridden with these for 20+ years. My current pair of road shoes replaced some that were bought in 1992 or 1993. They've been through many criterium, road races, centuries, tours & across Oregon a couple times. They come back well after getting soaked, and have parts that can be replaced (I keep a couple of rachet assy's on hand, along with the serrated straps).
Find the best price you can on a rachet strap version (I avoid the all-velcro style).
Genius and Dominator series for me - as the fit between road and MTN shoes is basically the same.

My previous shoes have been specialized, diadora, detto pietro, and another pair that I've forgotten the name of. Neither of those were as comfy or durable.
Detto and comfort do not belong to the same sentence. I love the nail on cleat. That was my first pair way back. WOW. I actually went to the bike shop in Milan. Pretty cool place.
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I used to run a bike shop and I've ridden, raced for 30 years. I've had at least 12 pairs of Sidi's in the last 25 years. Specialized, Shimano, ect are 1 or 2 season shoes, Sidi's are 4,5, +++. They really are that much better.
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1 recommendation if I could...Sidi are awesome shoes BUT make sure you get the right size. Front to back or half sizes is one thing but many Sidi shoes come in a variety of different WIDTHS! That is one of the stand out features of these shoes. Mega toe box, EE, EEE, etc. if your buying on line and ask for a specific shoe that happens to be a great deal, make sure its exactly what you need both length and width.

Also, while the Bontragers are a good idea, check you local Trek store to see if they have any left over Nike Cycling shoes. Nike got into shoes with Lance and have phased them out but if you can find a pair that fit, I've seen brand new carbon shoes go for $100.00!

If your body feels good after you've been fit for your bike, imagine how well you will ride if your shoes are custom!

My .02, good luck!
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For as tall as I am and as big as I am I have tiny feet.....don't even start with the dick jokes.....I ran a 4:03 mile...my daughters have bigger feet....

Anyways......I have found that good footwear is essential. Custom shoes not only fit better but last 3-5 times longer.

I have some cowboy/goat roper boots that are older than 'Sid' and just need a resole every 5 years....

My skate boots are 30 years old.....
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SIDI!!!!!!!
i have a couple pairs right now, mtn and road dont remember the models. get the correct fit they will last years.

have had several of both road and mtn from shimano if they werent at cost i wouldnt have had them.

dont like specialized one bit didnt last a summer of dry mtn riding.

time shoes ok if you have their road gear, the mtn shoes arent the same quality as their mtn pedals.

diadora not bad if they fit your feet.
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