Need help with road shoe fit

by pepita1   February 15, 2013  

Hi,

I've had to buy a new pair of road shoes a full size larger so that I can wear a thick pair of socks to keep my feet warm during the winter. However, I was just watching a you tube video on road shoe fit and the bloke says that the shoe must fit snuggly. What do you guys say?

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Should fit snuggly I cold weather use overshoes or specialist thermal cycling socks . Loose fitting shoe's can rub causing blisters etc

posted by crash144019 [47 posts]
15th February 2013 - 19:30

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I already use thermal windstopper overshoes with my normal cycling shoes, a thermolite or thin merino wool sock, and a footwarmer insole but my feet still get cold. Hence the reason for purchasing a larger sized shoe to accommodate a thick wool sock. My foot is not floating around in the shoe but there is more room in the toe box. Just wondering if that's not good.

I had to buy the shoes from online retailer because cycle shops don't carry good quality women's shoes in a variety of sizes. Very frustrating finding women's kit!

Pepita rides again!

posted by pepita1 [174 posts]
15th February 2013 - 19:37

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Wow that's a problem. I'm told women's bodies keep heat close ro the core so often have cold hands & feet. Sounds like a case of if it feels good do it. May have to use loose fit in winter snug in summer

posted by crash144019 [47 posts]
15th February 2013 - 19:56

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Have you looked at electrically heated insoles? I've never used them myself but Maplin's have them.

posted by The Rumpo Kid [590 posts]
16th February 2013 - 15:12

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I tried neoprene booties for the first time - no wind getting through those and toasty/sweaty feet in mid-Jan!

posted by big shug [40 posts]
18th February 2013 - 18:42

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thanks to all for the input.

I'll have a look at the heated insoles.

Big shug, I also have been wearing neoprene toe covers OVER by Windstopper overshoes! And still get cold toes. Sad

Pepita rides again!

posted by pepita1 [174 posts]
19th February 2013 - 11:18

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