Hi all, I currently have size 42 Fizik R5B shoes but they aren’t long enough and the curved sole exterior distorts SPD-SL cleats very slightly making clipping in a pain.
Inside I have the discontinued heat mouldable Shimano custom insoles with medium arch support (size 43, which is same length as original insole).
These insoles take up a little volume and leave volume/width near perfect. My toes however don’t have enough space and I need to size up.
Lake CX218 in 44 (which foot measurements suggested should be right but felt baggy)
Giro Empire in 43.5 (too long and way too much volume)
Giro Regime in 43 (too short and still felt baggy)
Fizik Tempo R5 Overcurve (feels like Fizik have changed shoe shape and didn’t get on, felt baggy albeit I didn’t have an aftermarket insole in)
Anyone got any other suggestions?
I keep going back to the old shoes even though toes touch the end - it isn’t the end of the world but I can only wear the very thinnest socks without discomfort and on very hot days when feet swell it can be just too much. I used to rock climb a lot hence half used to the feeling I guess.