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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). But be aware that just because a shoe is labeled mountain or road does not mean that it cannot be used indoors. 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 52 (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 equivalent in the US.  For example the brand Shimano has no exact match for a woman's US size 8.  You would choose a EU40 which is a US 7.8 or an EU41 which is a US 8.5.

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 40).  If they are sometimes tight, then go with the size that matches the 8.5 (the 41).  It is not uncommon to size up in cycling shoes.  You always want to keep in mind that your foot swells a bit when it gets warm.  We also suggest checking the size on the tongue of your sneaker.  On the tag that tells you the size, it usually also states the cm's. For example on the tongue of my Nike sneakers it says US 8.5, EU 40, 25.5 CM.  I would then go to the size chart for the brand cycling shoe i am interested in (all size charts are offered on the item's page) and compare which sizes measurements are closest to my sneakers.

If none of that makes sense, you can always send us an email letting us know what size and brand shoe you wear and we can offer you our best suggestion.

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 39, 40's, 40.5's, 41s, and even a 43 in this range. On the shoe's individual product page, the US and Euro sizes for that shoe are listed together. For example a Giro shoe will show 40/7.5 and a Shimano shoe will show 41/7.6.

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 possibility.  That is why we offer FREE RETURN SHIPPING FOR UP TO 30 DAYS.