HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:26 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:37 pm
Posts: 686
Location: it's raining, it must be uk
after a few years with my favourite shoe being the s-works, my old ones finally were retired and replaced with the current (2013?) model

but i just don't like the fit as much, length is ok, width is ok at the widest part of my foot, but when it gets to the toe box they have far too much volume, using the velcro strap to get the fit similar to the older model creates a huge crease in the shoe

now i'm thinking of switching to the lake cx402 (like the style and i'm attracted by the speedplay sole option)

old s-works size label: eu 46 / us 13
new s-works size label: eu 46 / us 12.35

in both cases i found 45 too small and shops did not have half sizes to try, with 46 doing the 'pinch test' there's a few mm space at the tip of big toe, maybe 45.5 would be ok but probably not much in it

btw i use esoles e-fit with the highest arch support fitted, but these add no bulk at the forefoot vs. the normal insoles

sidi winter shoes 46, a bit snugger than the s-works, wouldn't want them any smaller

non-cycling, my old comfy converse all stars us 11, other shoes uk 10 / us 11

i looked at lake's website and according to the instructions for measuring foot size i'm about 285mm longest, 105mm widest, the size chart says eu 45 / us 11 probably regular fit

i've never tried lake shoes before and have no idea on the fit vs. s-works, if i plump for the lakes i'll be buying online from germany so really want to get it right, it looks like regular width will be ok, but the question is do i go with 45? 45.5? 46?

if you've ridden both, it would be really useful to know how you found sizing


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:26 am 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:11 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:11 pm
Posts: 77
Location: Oslo, Norway
I could just fit into the 44.5 2013 S-Works (tried 44.5 and 45.0), but otherwise i use 45.0 in just about every other road cycling shoe. I write for a magazine, and tried a lot of models over the last few years (Giro, Pearl Izumi, Shimano, Northwave, FLR, SIDI, Rapha/Giro, Diadora, Specialized). I ended with Lake 402 (and also 401 a few years back) in 45.0 as well.

Their size chart (Lake) advised me to 45.5 based on the length of my foot, but 45.5 was a bit to big. I know that the last of the 401/402 differs just a little bit from the rest of their range, so that might be the reason for that.

Old and new S-works have different lasts. I guess you could be on slightly smaller 2013 models? 45.5? Buying shoes without trying them is difficult, all feet are different. I heard some riders need to size up a half size changing to Specialized, while I could go down 1/2 size.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: benzebub, Bing [Bot], brianthemagical, Google [Bot], gospastic, jockeywilson, maquisard, xjbaylor, Yahoo [Bot] and 62 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Lake Shoe Cleat Position

in Road

mogwaiboi

14

1018

Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:34 am

bikeboy1tr View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Bont and Shimano shoe sizing

in Road

coneill0422

13

1330

Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:59 pm

mdeth1313 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Lake CX402 heat moulding

in Road

RankAmateur

1

206

Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:05 pm

rbrtwyn View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. 2015 USA Cycling Amateur Road Nationals. lake Tahoe. Going?

in Road

xnavalav8r

0

313

Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:00 am

xnavalav8r View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Need help: Which Praxis Works Conv BB for S-works Sl4 to UT

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Road

poppiholla

22

584

Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:15 pm

poppiholla View the latest post


It is currently Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:04 pm

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB