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    Hey all,
    Quick question on shoes, after a new pair.
    Are shimano still tightest fitting, narrowest out there ? (that's what I'm after)
    Looking at mo89 possibly xc51. Mostly trail riding/enduro. Will use on road bike for a little training as well.
    Any info greatly appreciated.
    Michael.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monty60 View Post
    Hey all,
    Quick question on shoes, after a new pair.
    Are shimano still tightest fitting, narrowest out there ? (that's what I'm after)
    Looking at mo89 possibly xc51. Mostly trail riding/enduro. Will use on road bike for a little training as well.
    Any info greatly appreciated.
    Michael.
    I just bought some ME7s and they are definitely on the narrow side when compared to my previous pairs of Sidis and 5-10s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monty60 View Post
    Hey all,
    Quick question on shoes, after a new pair.
    Are shimano still tightest fitting, narrowest out there ? (that's what I'm after)
    Looking at mo89 possibly xc51. Mostly trail riding/enduro. Will use on road bike for a little training as well.
    Any info greatly appreciated.
    Michael.
    Anything to do with XC or Road is always on the thin side of life. Shimano used to offer a (wide fit) range shoe but don't see much around anymore.
    "To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing." ~Aristotle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BT180 View Post
    I just bought some ME7s and they are definitely on the narrow side when compared to my previous pairs of Sidis and 5-10s.
    Yeah thanks mate, the me7 look good too, might think about those as well.

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    Just to throw a spanner in, my Shimano R321 road shoes are probably one of the most generous wide fitting shoes I own.
    Indy Fab Deluxe 29
    Trek 9.9 Superfly SL
    Pivot Vault CX
    Fat SingleSpeed
    Cervelo R3 Disc

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    I have a pair of M089's and also have relatively wide feet too. They are a narrow shoe compared to my non-cycling shoes, but I can't comment on their width relative to other brands of cycling shoes. My feet sometimes get a bit numb but I've worked out that it's usually because I've over-tightened the straps. They're a pretty solid shoe too.
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    With Shimano you need to buy them in their E sizing for wide feet. Admittedly, my shimano E sizing shoes are some of the best fitting shoes I have, but not all models are offered in it. Otherwise, Pearl Izumi trail range of shoes have a generous toe box to them, but I hear if you go into their XC range you get the small sizing issues again, same story for Northwave shoes.

    For me, every 5.10 I've worn in a 44.5, Shimano 45E and Pearl Izumi 45's fit my feet really well. I've also thrown on a mate's Specialized Cliplites in a size 45, and they were snug, but not uncomfortable, so if you've got the money they might be another good option on the table. I measure 280mm from heel to toe and about 110mm across the widest part of my foot for reference there.

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