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e.e.cummings2010-05-02 11:25:56 +0000 #1
Yesterday I went to MEC and searched for a shoe that will work in spinning class. I am a size 8 and a wide foot (bunions). They had Keen mountain shoes that seemed to fit the bill because they are a wide fit with a squarish toe box. But when I got home and tried them a bit more, I know that the toes move a little too much. They will have to go back, I know I will have problems with them.

I have read that spinning shoes need to be fairly stiff. Any recommendations, particularly from those who have the problem of wide feet or bunions?
alpinerabbit2010-05-02 11:31:58 +0000 #2
Huh?

What do you mean by "I have read that spinning shoes need to be fairly stiff."?

Why would they need to be particularly stiff or what's stiffer than any other, outdoor, cycling shoe?
tctrek2010-05-02 12:02:26 +0000 #3
You plan to clip in on the spinning bike, right? I think any shoe that allows SPD cleats would work. Look at Shimano - they have some Mountain Bike shoes that are pretty reasonable and will accept the SPD cleat. I think a lot of gals on TE also recommend the Sidi Dominator -- but my experience with Sidi is that they are narrow. I have a very narrow foot and my spinning shoes are Sidi Genius.
OakLeaf2010-05-02 11:44:51 +0000 #4
I have a very wide forefoot (no bunions though) and I'm fine in Specialized Torch shoes.

But I ride outdoors exclusively. My soles are nylon, so they're not super stiff. But I'm with alpinerabbit, I don't know why you'd need extra stiff shoes for indoors. I think most people, if they have a dedicated pair of spinning shoes, probably spend less on those than they do on their outdoor shoes, and wouldn't spring for carbon. But what do I know.
e.e.cummings2010-05-02 12:29:31 +0000 #5
Regarding the stiff comment, I read that somewhere while researching spinning shoes - it was basically a comment about a person's shoe was too flexible, that they needed a stiffer show. I know VERY little about shoes so take that into consideration - I have never owned a cycling shoe (just got back into cycling this year) and I do not know what I am talking about! Help!
e.e.cummings2010-05-02 12:48:53 +0000 #6
Just rememebered where I saw that comment now: ehow.com - How to Buy Spinning Shoes: "Select a Spinning shoe that has a rigid, strong sole. This type of sole is designed to stabilize and support your foot when you're in a climb while preventing tired, cramped feet during and after class."
Biciclista2010-05-02 13:13:44 +0000 #7
bike shoes are supposed to be stiff too!
Zeek2010-05-02 11:50:38 +0000 #8
Bike shoes are stiff. To E.E.: I would go with a mountain bike shoe or a biking shoe you can easily walk in. Ask for SPD toe clips (remember the word "spud").

Good luck, You're doing great.

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