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    Switching from Shimano shoes

    Time for a new pair of road shoes. Currently have Shimano that fit my feet well, but I'm a bit disappointed in their durability. Looking to try another brand. Can anyone recommend a brand that might have a similar fit and last as Shimano shoes? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PixelPaul View Post
    Time for a new pair of road shoes. Currently have Shimano that fit my feet well, but I'm a bit disappointed in their durability. Looking to try another brand. Can anyone recommend a brand that might have a similar fit and last as Shimano shoes? Thanks.
    Northwave has been noted for having similar narrow heel/wide forefoot construction, but I haven't tried any recently. Also Specialized is a possibility. I have a pair of Louis Garneau, and they have a bit more of the pointy toe box, but not as much as Sidi and Carnac.
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    Lake has roomy toes but I can't comment on durability. I really like my Specialized mtb shoes though.

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    Most of my Shimano shoes wear long enough for me, maybe you got a bad pair and could try another pair again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOky View Post
    Most of my Shimano shoes wear long enough for me, maybe you got a bad pair and could try another pair again?
    +1 I have had very good luck with road Shimano shoes as well.My MTB shoes are Shimano and they have proven very durable and they take one hell of a beating

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    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMtBiker View Post
    Lake has roomy toes but I can't comment on durability. I really like my Specialized mtb shoes though.
    Yes, Lake too. I have a pair of their winter mtb shoes.

    I also have problems with fit on hiking shoes. Having strong ankles, I stick with my Saucony Peregrine trail running shoes.
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