Same here for my MTB shoes, but they fortunately come with my cleats and I have plastic rings on my Eggbeaters to close the gap (the tread on both of my MTB shoes has worn down so that the shoes are not flush with the axle, which translates to play).I have several wedges under my cleats, both road and mtb, to get the fit just right.
That is good to know. Hopefully that means I can use off-the-shelf insoles then.The off the shelf insoles are wide. If you take out the insole that comes with the shoe, you can trim the new insole to size.
I have wide feet and I can definitely say that this is not true in my experience. I really struggle to find (non-sports) shoes that fit me.Japanese have supposedly wide feet, which is why brands like Sidi make Japan specific shoes.
The cycling shoes I got to try are hopelessly narrow, I can't even put them on, which is really a pity, because I really dig the design of Giro's fabric cycling shoes.
I'm a bit worried about the total height, though. My insoles on my regular shoes will only fit in some shoes and not others.Anyway, assuming the insole is bigger than the one in your shoe, you should be able to make it work.
Ugh, that sucks. Shoes are like saddles, one size does not fit all.One problem I have now is the my heel bone is narrow so even with the heel cup tightened to the max it is loose, particularly on the right foot. I only notice when running up sandy banks. Now I'm using thick hiking socks which helps a little but I may look into some kind of padding.