Cycling Shoe Size Guide
So you found the perfect cycling shoe manufacturer, but you’re not quite sure what size shoes to order, well here are some cycling shoe charts to help you decide.
From my experience road, cycling shoes don’t fit the way normal everyday shoes fit. Most cycling shoes are designed to fit snug, so you want to go down a 1/2 to a full size. So, for example, I generally wear a 10.5 or 11 in everyday shoes, but I wear a 43.5 in road cycling shoes.
Winter cycling shoes are a bit different because you will want to wear thicker socks so the chart below is about perfect.
Ultimately if you can try the shoes on first you’re better off, but that isn’t always an option, especially if you’re wanting some of the high-end cycling shoes that most bike shops don’t inventory.
Cleats – Will You Need To Buy Them?
Most cycling companies don’t include cleats or pedals with their cycling shoes. That is an extra cost that you will have to take into an account. The good news is cycling cleats and pedals usually last longer than the cycling shoes they are attached to. That means you should be able to swap out an older set of cleats with a new set of shoes.
I am a big fan of Shimano pedals and cleats. They have been tested and worn by some of the best cyclists in the world and continue to be very reliable.
Men’s Cycling Shoe Size Chart
|US SHOE SIZE||5.5||6||6.5||7||7.5||8||8.5||9||9.5||10||10.5||11||11.5||12||12.5||13||13.5||14|
|Six Six One||38||38.5||39||40||40.5||41||42||43||43.5||44||44.5||45||46||47||48||49||50|
Women's Cycling Shoe Size Chart
|US SHOE SIZE||5||5.5||6||6.5||7||7.5||8||8.5||9||9.5||10||10.5||11||11.5||12||12.5||13|
My favorites cleats are both from Shimano
FAQ Cycling Shoe Guide
Most cycling shoes are smaller than dress/street shoes. I usually go down a 1/2 size. The reason is you want a tighter fit for more control on the pedal and also so your feet don’t move around.
Sidi Shoes are made in Italy and most Italian/European cycling clothing and shoes tend to run smaller than the US equivalents.
It really depends on the person, but for me personally, I have yet to wear out a pair of cycling shoes. Unlike running shoes, cycling shoes should last you a few seasons of moderate cycling.
Heck Yeah, they are. Cycling shoes and pedals with cleats (a.k.a. clipless pedals) provide a fantastic platform for cycling and provide you with the ability to pull up on the upstroke giving you more power.
You want your cycling shoe to feel snug, but not overly so. They should feel comfortable on with the ability to tighten them as needed.
I prefer the BOA system to others. They are easy to use, usually easy to tighten while riding and easy to undo after the ride.
When I buy cycling shoes I usually opt for the higher end ones. They are lighter, usually have a better lacing system and almost always look cool.
I would refer to it as a baseline. Different cycling shoe manufacturers design their shoes to fit the average person, but if you find you have a high arch, a really wide foot or a really narrow foot, you might have to try several manufacturer’s cycling shoes. NOTE: Never buy online unless there is a return policy.
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