Mountain Biking Footwear Recommendation?

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  1. youcansellerz

    youcansellerz New Member

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    I wear a size 48 MTB shoe with a wide toe box. My Specialized ones are getting to the point where they need replacing. The local S dealer no longer has the model that I had and does not have anything in a 48.
    So I would appreciate any suggestions.
    Thanks!!
     
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  2. BikeBikeBikeBike

    BikeBikeBikeBike Well-Known Member

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    Are you riding clipless or platform?
     
  3. Totalarmordestine

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    This is my exact issue. I was about to order size 48 Specialized Pro XC shoes as I'm happy with my Specialized road shoes. Stores don't have stock in 48 and can't order them as Specialized is out (they have Comps you can order, but I want toe studs). I looked at the 'shoefitr' on the Arts Cyclery page and see that the Shimano shoes in 48 fit almost the same as the Specialized, so I'm looking at the XC61 and XC70. I can't recommend them yet, as I am ordering today, so won't have them for another week or so.
     
  4. tarverten

    tarverten New Member

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    I Like my Five Tens. Stick to the pedals pretty good and offer good protection from hits by rocks and roots.
     
  5. blastguardgear

    blastguardgear New Member

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    I have a set of lake mx237 shoes and I really like them. I also have a set of cheaper serfas shoes as a spare set to use in crappy conditions and they are pretty nice for the price. Both are wide.
     
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    thepieeatingjay New Member

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    Clipless or platform? Assuming clipless because you're giving Euro sizes?

    Sidis are legit and last a long time. Mega is their wide line.
     
  7. shadowsupernature

    shadowsupernature New Member

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    I had a pair of Specialized that no longer are made so I had to settle for the Shimano SH-M088L in 48.
     
  8. kylerlittle

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    I think anything that's comfy would work, there isn't a particular thing, it's subjective to your needs.
     
  9. ABNPFDR

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    I have the Shimano XC-70 and the limited edition blue XC-90 and I love them. Our shop is a custom fit shop and we have the oven to custom mold the shoes and they are super comfortable. Even without the custom molding they are comfortable shoes.

    I've owned some specialized shoes and some pearl Izumi in the past. I liked the specialized ones as well, no complaints but I think the Shimano ones are a touch better.
     
  10. Corzhens

    Corzhens Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, I am not conscious of my shoes although my rubber shoes with thick soles is the best for me. But I sometimes use any sneaker that catches my fancy. With specialized shoes, I guess it's only my driving shoes (for my car) that we can call specialized. The kids would sometimes tease me (years ago when I was active in biking) that i should be getting a complete gear so I would look good. Is that necessary?
     
  11. Bonzer

    Bonzer New Member

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    In my opinion, any workout shoe that you use must have some cushioning soles inside. You can purchase extra cushion soles that go inside your shoes if your shoe doesn't already have one.

    This is important for the long-term health of your feet, tendons, and cartilages. They save you from debilitating stress-related orthopedic problems.
     
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