Agreed. Also putting a slightly thinner or thicker insole can help fine tune your fit.A lot of people don't think about this but you can make fine adjustment by wearing a thicker or thinner pair of socks. I do that sometime depending on how swell are my feet after working all day for an early evening ride.
True, but virtually no road or mtb shoe nowadays has any "natural materials". What looks like leather is Lorica or similar synthetic leather which doesn't stretch and maintains size and strength when wet.Also remember that natural materials can and will stretch with use. Leather (if conditioned) will conform to your foot contours.
just going to add, I did pursue a smaller shoe once when my feet hit a weird small. I have two Mavic shoes: one 42 2/3, and one 42. 42's returned to uselessness in a couple months. Was lucky they were just slightly used shoes at a cheap price.Based on all the feedback I'm getting I think I'm going to go with the looser shoe. Once I tighten all the straps my foot is very secure
Not being smart but, how do you know this? I am often confused when people say things like 'snug'. I am thinking, what one person thinks is snug another person may feel is just right. - Confusing eh.... my street shoes are more snug than the average guy on the street.
Because every time I buy shoes with the assistance of a shoe salesperson I prefer at least a half size smaller than he/or she recommends. I am assuming the recommendation is based on the average person's preference.Not being smart but, how do you know this? I am often confused when people say things like 'snug'. I am thinking, what one person thinks is snug another person may feel is just right. - Confusing eh.