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2013-06-17 12:01 PM

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Subject: I'm going to need new Tri bike shoes
So I need new Tri bike shoes. My current pair are destroyed after Eagleman this year.
My feet were killing me anyway.
What am I looking for ? Size wise - how much do I size up ?
Any particular brands I can search for ?


2013-06-17 12:25 PM
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Size up from what?

Just a thought -- ditch the idea of "size up" and get bike shoes that fit your feet. I've noticed that most bike shoes have a much worse toe box shape than even most running shoes. Hey, do we ALL have severe bunions or what? I'm taking a look at Bont, which seem to have an actual FOOT shaped last. Just having trouble finding them anywhere in my size (and they're a QBP brand now, so most any shop should be able to get ahold of them).

2013-06-17 5:57 PM
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Subject: RE: I'm going to need new Tri bike shoes
Originally posted by louamerica

So I need new Tri bike shoes. My current pair are destroyed after Eagleman this year.
My feet were killing me anyway.
What am I looking for ? Size wise - how much do I size up ?
Any particular brands I can search for ?


Ended up with a pair of Specialized S-Works Trivent - like the fit and the easy access with the movable heel cup.

http://www.specialized.com/aw/en/ftr/shoes/triathlon-shoes

I agree about getting something that fits right. You don't want your foot to be moving around in the shoe. The sizing up thing is only for my running shoe.

Prior to this, I had the Sidi T2 that was half a size larger and I only use that now for trainer workouts as there's too much movement when racing.
2013-06-17 8:47 PM
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Buy the ones that fits you the best and are comfortable. Go to the LBS and try them out... no other way to do it.
2013-06-17 9:29 PM
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Subject: RE: I'm going to need new Tri bike shoes
Originally posted by briderdt

Size up from what?

Just a thought -- ditch the idea of "size up" and get bike shoes that fit your feet. I've noticed that most bike shoes have a much worse toe box shape than even most running shoes. Hey, do we ALL have severe bunions or what? I'm taking a look at Bont, which seem to have an actual FOOT shaped last. Just having trouble finding them anywhere in my size (and they're a QBP brand now, so most any shop should be able to get ahold of them).




You can order direct from the Bont website.
2013-06-18 6:11 PM
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Subject: RE: I'm going to need new Tri bike shoes
Originally posted by briderdt

 I'm taking a look at Bont, which seem to have an actual FOOT shaped last. Just having trouble finding them anywhere in my size (and they're a QBP brand now, so most any shop should be able to get ahold of them).

 

I've got the RXL Hilo's... I think that anyone who tries them would love them.  Stupid comfy, especially sockless, and I've got wide feet.  I wouldn't even think about wearing socks with them at any distance.



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2013-06-20 3:27 PM
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Subject: RE: I'm going to need new Tri bike shoes

Originally posted by audiojan Buy the ones that fits you the best and are comfortable. Go to the LBS and try them out... no other way to do it.

Agree 100% every shoe is different.  If you are not buying a pair that is a known quantity you really need to try them out.

2013-06-20 3:50 PM
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Subject: RE: I'm going to need new Tri bike shoes
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Originally posted by briderdt

Size up from what?

Just a thought -- ditch the idea of "size up" and get bike shoes that fit your feet. I've noticed that most bike shoes have a much worse toe box shape than even most running shoes. Hey, do we ALL have severe bunions or what? I'm taking a look at Bont, which seem to have an actual FOOT shaped last. Just having trouble finding them anywhere in my size (and they're a QBP brand now, so most any shop should be able to get ahold of them).

You can order direct from the Bont website.

True. But as a shop employee, having access to wholesale...

2013-06-21 6:23 AM
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"Ended up with a pair of Specialized S-Works Trivent - like the fit and the easy access with the movable heel cup."

http://www.specialized.com/aw/en/ftr/shoes/triathlon-shoes


Perfect IMO.
2013-06-23 9:29 PM
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Nashbar is running a great sale on Nalini 3-strap, carbon fiber shoes. They've been around for 40 years. $100!
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