Since my foot is borderline wide I thought I would give the Mega version of this shoe a try. I've had a few pairs of Dominators over the years, and they have always been just a little on the snug side.
These overcompensate - by a lot. At max tightening I was barely able to get the shoe to close securely over my foot. The strap on the buckle was pulled so far on the inside part of the shoe that it hits on the cranks every time I pedal.
If you have a truly wide foot, then these are probably for you. If you'd like something with just a little more room than the regular Dominator, then you'll be happier with an alternative.
I BOUGHT THESE FOR COLDER WEATHER AND BAD WEATHER. I NEEDED A SHOE I COULD WEAR WOOL SOCKS WITH AND BE REALLY COMFORTABLE BUT CHEAP ENOUGH THAT I WOULDN'T HAVE A HEART ATTACK IF THEY GOT COVERED IN MUD OR IF I HAD TO WALK HOME IN THE RAIN OR SNOW. I WOULDN'T RECOMEND THESE AS A RACING SHOE OR AN ONLY ONE PAIR OF SHOES OPTION BUT A SOLID COMMUTER AND BAD WEATHER OPTION. I WOULD SAY THEY'RE A SHIMANO 105 OR A SRAM RIVAL LEVEL SHOE OR ON THE FIRST TIER OF SERIOUS CYCLING SHOES. IF THE RATCHET CLOSING SYSTEM WAS ANOTHER VELCRO CLOSER I WOULD LIKE THEM EVER MORE. THE RATCHET SYSTEM IS A LITTLE ANNOYING BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER BY ANY MEANS.
Caught the sale price on a pair of Sidi Dominator 7 Mega shoes. Slightly wider than the standard width which tends to run narrow & alleviated problems with corns on little toes. Delivered in a reasonable amount of time & would recommend them to other cyclists.
New purchase and I am very happy with this shoe....I have a wide foot with a high instep and this shoe is very comfortable with lots of room for my feet. The Bolo system in my previous shoe was not comfortable and the ratchet closure is much more comfortable.
My 2nd pair of Mega's now joining my Sidi mega road shoes. Love the fit and the comfort that the wide toe box gives me and my bunion. Narrower shoes eventually cause me a lot of pain. Shoe construction quality is excellent.
I have a huge bunion on my right foot and need EE, wide shoes to keep from irritating the bunion and making me lame. This MEGA did the trick. I put an extra insole in the left shoe which allowed me to tighten the straps for a good fit on the left foot also.
Best cycling shoe for comfort and quality. Have tried Shimano, Mavic but keep on coming back to Sidi for fit, comfort and quality. Been using their products for MTB, Road and Motorcycle and they are simply the best.
I actually use this on my road bike with Shimano spd 600 single sided pedals. Like the ability to walk without looking like a duck, and the shoe has the right amount of stiffness.