View Full Version : My 1st Cycling Shoes... (and welcome to them)

06-26-2009, 10:51 AM
I'm now seeking info on Cycling Shoes... I'm leaning towards REI's Men's Keen Commuter Bike Sandals.

http://media.rei.com/media/x/1407418.jpg (http://www.rei.com/product/765247)

I've got wide feet, and most of the cycling shoes I've tried on are narrow, and I don't have a lot of time to waste on waiting for shoes to ship, try them on, buy, or reject.

Anybody got ideas on these (or any other kind of) shoes/sandals?


06-26-2009, 03:33 PM
I'm the same way when it comes to shoes - it takes me forever to find ones that fit, even when I'm able to try them on. So I stay away from mail order purchases of footwear.

Those look like some nice sandals. I have two pairs of mountain SPD shoes - one pair for serious/long rides and one pair that's for running errands and walking around in.

My "serious" ones are last year's version of this model, the Specialized Comp:


and my walkable ones are the Specialized Taho's:


These are comfortable enough to wear all day if needed, although the cleat does "crunch" a bit when I'm walking on pavement or concrete. However I can feel a hot spot start to develop with these shoes if I try to wear them on rides with significant climbing due to their added flex.

I have wide feet and was impressed with how well Specialized shoes have fit me. I know Bike Gallery has both of these shoes at most of their locations if you'd like to try them on.


06-26-2009, 04:10 PM
I'd make sure you try those Keens on first - they don't fit exactly like regular Keens.

That said, I love my Keens.