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I am a US size 8. What size should I buy...

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I am a US size 8. What size should I buy Sidi road bike shoe?
I have a 40 Shimano and it is too big!
Thanks,
Vera

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I'm a size 10 and I wear a 41 or 40... so you should go down quite a bit.

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Vera,
if you use the drop down sizing menu for the Sidi shoe that you are interested in purchasing, you will find that the sizing is very accurrate. The sizing chart recommends a 40 for you.
If you hae owned other cycling shoes, be prepared for the best cycling shoe experience of your life.

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Sidi seems to have changed their women's sizing over the past 10 years- they even mention this fact on their website. I am a street shoe size 8. My old Sidi Dominators are a size 40, but my new ones are a size 39.5. I'd be interested to hear if any other women are experiencing this, too.

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I would find a bike shop and try some on. I'm a women's size 7-7.5 but have possible neuroma and need wide shoes - I bought a men's 40 and LOVE them. They may be too loose for racing, but I can tighten them adequately when needed. I've had them 4 years and I just finished the 2011 RAGBRAI in them. I also put a custom shoe bed in them that requires me to go up in size too - keep that in mind and try on shoes with any insert you plan to use...I don't even want to think about another brand of road shoe.

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Sidi's sizing chart seems to quote a bit larger than other Italian shoe sizes; I wear a U.S. 7.5 and usually take a 38 -38.5...just have to try on in your home both sizes that sound like they 'might' fit. Also, Italian shoes are nortoriously narrow! Frustrating...