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    Shoes (for flats) for narrow feet

    I have a pair of 5.10 Freeriders VXI but they are just a bit too wide. I can use them but I only get the snug fit I'm after with thick socks (which is not ideal as I live in Australia, can ride 365 days and its getting hot here). I love the grip of 5.10s but the fit just isnt right. Are any of their other models a bit narrower or do I I have to look for other brands? I cant be the only one with narrow feet right ;-)

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    Narrow width running shoes with a soft tread. Ideally, well worn so the tread is ground down. I have similar issues, and have yet to find anything that fits better than a Brooks B-width running shoe. Currently I'm just using my old pair.

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    Thanks mate but riding in runners would possibly the last thing I'd look at.

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    The regular freerider series, NOT the Vxi, is much more narrow. You should try those. Both the hub and I wear the regular. A running shoe is no match for the sticky sole of a shoe designed to be worn with flat pedals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by formica View Post
    The regular freerider series, NOT the Vxi, is much more narrow. You should try those. Both the hub and I wear the regular. A running shoe is no match for the sticky sole of a shoe designed to be worn with flat pedals.
    Are they, thats awesome to know. Thanks.

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    Shoes (for flats) for narrow feet

    Yes, I have narrow women's feet and was looking for an alternative before they started making women's Freeriders.

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    Shoes (for flats) for narrow feet

    I have narrow feet, and size 11, and I didn't love the regular freeriders. I had a much better time with Teva Pinners if you can find them. They stopped making them, but they're great shoes.


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    My freerider vs is are much too wide for me, so I put another insole in, now they are purrfect.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Specialized 2FO's ,,,, Perfection for my narrow feet :P

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    This shoe is so comfortable I wear them at work, they are my primary shoe..
    I am getting a second pair...
    The soul is tire rubber, wears like Iron, traction Is great....
    I've got five months or so of working, walking in parking lots alot, the souls are just now showing wear. they should last a year.
    The shoe washes out easy and dries overnight, three Insoles for different arches available...
    “I seek only the Flow”,
    Climbing Is Supposed To Be Hard,
    Shut Up Legs :P

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    I have AA width feet, my Teva Links seem pretty narrow.

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    I love the look of the 2FO's but heard that they are actually quite wide. Maybe I should just give them a try.

    I do like the Teva Links as well but they are pretty much not available anymore, especially not in Australia where I live.

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    If you use pedals with shorter rounded or stubby pins and 'low heels' technique trailrunners will stick fine unless you're hitting dh speeds and big jumps. You get lighter better ventilated shoes with more fit options at a cheaper price. And you probably have a few pair right in your closet. Wellgo B143 is a stubby pin pedal. CRC has it. Similar on ebay.
    Wellgo CNC Platform B143 Flat Pedals | Chain Reaction Cycles
    Here's a rounded one
    Pedals Platform OR8 UL8 MTB Slimline Black 9 16 MTB BMX Best Seller | eBay
    You also won't cut up your shins.

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    Thanks mate but as I said the last thing I would do is wearing trainers on the bike. I dont understand why anyone would do that. Sticky rubber is very well needed for the riding that I do and for any other proper mountain biking.

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    Shoes (for flats) for narrow feet

    5-10 makes some approach shoes using the same stealth rubber. The Guide Tennie is very narrow; maybe try that. I used those until I could get ahold of some of the bike specific ones.

    Plus Zappos has them. Free returns and sometimes on sale.

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    The new guide tennie is much wider and bulkier than the old (great) Guide Tennie. . . FYI.

    If you wear a small enough size that you could fit a women's version of the Guide Tennie then they may be a touch narrower, I also think the female colors are better. . .

    Here are the canvas for $30: Amazon.com: Five Ten Guide Tennie (2012) Canvas Hiking Shoe: Sports & Outdoors

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    Why do they always have to go and change things?

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    Stuff works whether proper or not for those reading this who can get over it.

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    Got the regular Freeriders and while they are narrower than the VXI's they are still to wide on the forefoot. At the moment I"m riding with the VXIs and Superfeet insoles which works quite well. Will look into the Specialized when I get a chance the next few days.

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    I bought a pair of Teva Pivot 2s last year when they were on sale super cheap. I went half a size bigger than normal after reading reviews but they are tight on my normal width feet.

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    Nike free. I have a pair of the flyknit and they run real narrow. Plus they are very lightweight and flexible and the soles are soft

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    2FO are not wide when compared to 510 Freeriders they are great shoes

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    Agree with prior folks stating that both the 2FOs and older 5-10 FreeRiders are more snug. The old FreeRiders have exactly the same width sole so they must just have more padding inside.

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