- Sizing Information
How do I find a shoe that fits me?
Start by choosing Men's or Women's from the bar at the top. If you would like to, you can select a category to narrow it down (Mountain, Road, Indoor, etc). In the result page a filter will open up on the left side of the screen. Here you can choose your US size that you find fits you the best in running, tennis, or other athletic shoes. You can further narrow your search down by cleat compatibility (click here if you have no idea what that means) or by any of the other criteria in the filter bar.
What is European Sizing?
Most cycling shoes use European sizing. These sizes range from 34 to 56 (as opposed to the 3-15 that you may be used to seeing in the US). They don't always correspond to US whole or half sizes, so many shoes will have their European sizes matched to the exact decimal equivelent in the US. For example the brand Giro has no exact match for a woman's US size 8. You would choose a 7.8 or an 8.3.
But I know I'm a women's 8, and I want my shoes to fit! Why do I have to order an 8.3?
The difference in an 8 and an 8.3 is less than a 1/8 of an inch (barely 3mm). You would likely fit in both the 7.8 and the 8.3, but we suggest you choose a size based on your experience with how running shoes or other athletic shoes fit you. If US size 8 shoes are sometimes a little loose, go with the size that matches the 7.8 (the 39.5). If they are sometimes tight, then go with the size that matches the 8.3 (the 40).
Hey, I'm not new to the Euro size party! I know I'm a 41. Why can't I pick a 41 on the filter on the left?
The problem lies in the fact European sizes from different companies match different US sizes. We have designed the filters to show you the European sizes based on the size charts published by these companies, combined with our experience with how customers find that the shoes fit. If you are a 41 in a Shimano, you are likely a 7.5 US. Pick 7.5 on the filter and we will show you all the shoes from 7.3 to 7.8 that will likely fit you. Because of the disparity in the US-Euro conversion between companies, there will be 40's, 40.5's, 41s, and even a 43 in this range (Bontrager is waaaaaaay different than everyone else). On the shoe's indivdual product page, the US and Euro sizes for that shoe are listed togther. For example a Giro shoe will show 40.5/7.5
But what if they don't fit?
Every foot is different, and every shoe's last (manufacturing mold) is different, so that is definitely a possiblility. That is why we offer FREE RETURN SHIPPING FOR UP TO 30 DAYS.