Why are cheaper cycling shoes wider? 

Do the pros wearing the very best shoes have fewer toes?

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It’s frustrating enough when you order a ‘pro’ jersey in your normal size, only to discover when it arrives that it would fit better on your two-year-old nephew. However, when the Cycling Weekly tech team set about testing £100 cycling shoes, we were surprised to discover that most of them seemed to come up much bigger than offerings from the same brands, at a higher price point. 

The key difference between entry-level shoes and high-end shoes is usually down to the sole – top flight kicks use carbon; elsewhere there will be nylon with varying degrees of fibre injection. The fastening on cheaper shoes is more likely to be Velcro as opposed to a Boa dial, too. Those features come down to cost and aren't surprising.

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