Shoe sizing chart
OMP size 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47
U.S. size 7-7.5 7.5-8 8-8.5 8.5-9 9-9.5 9.5-10 10-10.5 10.5-11 11-11.5 11.5-12
Racing shoes should feel like a slipper – light, sleek and communicative. Some shoes use a soft rubber sole. This gives great pedal feel, but fatigues your feet as the pedals dig in. Good shoes have a sole that is thin but stiff. Some even use a carbon fiber plate. This allows the sole to be extremely thin for maximum sensitivity, but also very stiff so pedal pressure is distributed across the entire foot. The sole should also roll up the back of the shoes and the right side of the right foot – areas that wear the most. Some use a leather pad sewn on the right side instead of an extension of the glued rubber sole. This prevents it from peeling away under heavy use.