If they haven,t got the variety and you know your size buy on line and get 2 pair. Never ever did I think that i would be offering a lady advice on buying shoes.
Haha thanks Clive! Will probably end up going online, thought i'd give the stores a go first though.
I got my first pair at Bicycle Express but then when I worked out my size in Shimano I bought them online from then on
Guess that's one reason they don't stock many shoes. Try them on, get the size and go online. I hear many stores interstate are now charging up to $40 to fit shoes which is then refunded upon purchase.
I did buy two pairs there. My first ever pair of shoes and then MTB shoes becuase I needed them quickly. So I'm 50% loyal?
Bicycle Express have the biggest range of shoes
Try Eurride at Newton. Some really nice DMT ladies shoes there. I am sure Anthony will be of assistance.
can anyone comment on the need for women's specific shoes (size requirements aside, I understand some women have very small feet, comparatively)?
My partner has always bought men's shoes in her size: Time Pro Equipe, Adidas Girano, Cannondale (actually Diadora) etc and always found them perfectly acceptable. She takes 42 EU which is pretty large for a woman, though.
Well there are some women out there who only recquire tinny winny ballet pumps for cycling shoes, others (mio!) have never fitted the latter ie last (hahaha, did you see the shoe wear joke?) and require larger shoes.
It all depends on what a foot is like. I bought my 1st pair on line, but have discovered they are much too thin for my foot and within 7mins of riding i get numb toes, ...and the prickles after i take them off!!!!
So i suggest if your partner is able to buy normal shoes off the shelf easily, go for an online bargin, if not spend the extra $$$ and get them from a shop that will fit you properly - BE is reputable, and i believe CCC is too (hearsay on both accounts tho)
I'm a 42 as well, the mens and women's fit pretty much the same, so I think if you have bigger feet, mens are okay. Can't comment for the petite feet ladies :)
Yep, i'm a 41. Went to BE, nothing really stood out (maybe i'm just being picky now?). Checked out the shoes at JT on pultney, found a pair but didn't have my size...lol
I also have men's road shoes (Shimano size 40) and they are fine. I have women's touring shoes (Scott) which I got from Avanti on Unley Road. I can't tell the difference between the mens/womens cut in my two pairs.
When I purchased my touring shoes, I hunted online for the style I liked and then called a few stores in Adelaide to find out who had them, went in, tried them on and bought them from the store.