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 Post subject: HELP! Retro shoe ADVICE.
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:48 pm 
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hello all,
I am looking to get a second-hand pair of retro cycling shoes. Something like these Sidi Tecno shoes. Fluro or bright colours is a must, i want to be a blur of colour. I am a size 9, should i get a size 10? It's hard to try them on as i will be buying them online.....If i can find a pair.....
any advice?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:56 pm 
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As retro is the new cool, don't expect them to be cheap - they do come up on ebay fairly regularly. Likewise, try Diadora or Duegi for 1980s fluoro- magnificence. Also worth looking on ebay.it as Italian sellers tend not to list internationally.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:11 pm 
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ha ha, i know. im so hip. maybe in my old age im getting cooler....... would a size 45 fit a normally size 9 foot? do sidi shoes come up smaller?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:13 pm 
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Shoe sizes for Italian makes is a bit hit and miss.....we sold Atala sport and other Italian makes and they were much smaller and narrower than UK sizes.......

Shimano shoes are just as bad as I'm a 43 and can just squeeze into a Shimano 44 with no socks !!

I'd think about 44 and swap socks :)

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:15 pm 
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Sidi's did have have half (Euopean) sizes at that time, I remember. Mind that you can better buy SIDI shoes sligtly bigger. I did buy the first pair SIDI back in 1976. Leather at that time, but alreaduy with adjustable plates for toeclips at that time ofcourse. Later I bought a nes pair with already mesh nylon, still the toeclips version. To my iopinion there are no better ones than SIDI.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:48 pm 
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I have a pair of Diadora in 41.5....i usually wear 42 and they are just right.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:31 pm 
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i'm after the same thing.... my shimano shoes are 43. I had sidi tecno in a 42 and they were a little tight. will probably look for a 43 or 44.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:59 pm 
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just picked up these from a forum member....size 44, been told they fit like a 43, will see how they come up. will report back.......
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:52 pm 
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they arrived in the post yesterday. they look amazing, but feel quite tight, my large toe is pushed right up to the end, maybe a 45 would have been closer to a uk 9........


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:09 am 
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Sidis size small. I take a 43 shoe and a 43 Sidi but I can't wear socks with the Sidi's as they are about 1/2 to 1 size smaller.

I'd be interested in the ones you have if you want to sell


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