A couple of days ago I posted more or less to the effect that I believed that shoe manufacturers, and bicycle shoe manufacturers in particular, were not being straight with us folks up in the “Bigfoot” sizes [linkie]. It is my pleasure to admit that the Specialized company [linkie] makes an EU 50 size shoe that fits me like a glove.
Yeah, I have to fudge my applause a little. According to Specialized, the shoe was supposed to fit a US size 15.5
Nuh-uh, I would say not. My size 13 foot is just perfect in there. I had an EU size 49 of these in the store to try on too… not even close. I would have had to have cut out the toe on each shoe.
So I am so happy, in any event. After trying on numerous EU size 50s and even 52s that did not fit properly, I found what I think is the perfect pair of shoes to start the trip in, and far enough in advance to break them in a bit.
I’ve been stationary biking every evening with them all week for six or so miles a shot at a challenging resistance. No hot spots. No pinching anywhere. No sore toes.
I think I’m good to go, shoe-wise.