I need a new pair of SPD shoes, and I'm considering the Giro Privateer or Carbide. I generally wear a 10 or 10.5 UK shoe size, 45-46 European, and my current SPD shoes are Shimano size 46. Giro shoes come in half (European) sizes. None of my local shops stock Giro, so I'd be buying mail order, but I can try them then return them if I don't like the fit.
Can anybody tell me how Giro sizes measure up, particularly compared with Shimano? How much roomier is the HV (high volume) version of the Privateer compared with the standard model? I get the impression I could wear a slightly smaller size in a shoe with a touch more width.
Any other suggestions for sturdy, practical, all-purpose SPD shoes in the £60-£100 price range?
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