Your feet on the pedals is one of the key points of contact between you and your bike. Therefore it is important that you get the right ones. Here we have put together a list of both the best flat and clipless pedals for those with big feet.
If you need more help on what to look for in a pedal then check out the latter half of the article. It includes a buyers guide for pedals specifically designed for those with big feet.
Best Mountain Bike Pedals For Big Feet
Here we have the best mountain bike pedals for big feet and a mini review on each to help you decide which one is for you.
Best Flat Pedals For Big Feet
Looking for a new set of flat pedals and looking for plenty of room for your feet? Check out these top picks.
OneUp Composite Pedals
One of the best composite pedals on the market which is still definitely targeting the budget pedal market. It offers a good level of grip but not as much as the more expensive alloy pedals. Overall a great value pedal.
- Not super grippy
OneUp Components are known for producing rock-solid gear at great prices. The composite pedals are certainly no exception.
First, let’s take a look at just how large the platform is, coming in at 115×105 mm. Great for those with larger feet and perfect for building confidence when the terrain gets tricky!
The composite material not only keeps the pedal light weighing in at only 355 g. It also gives a more slippery feel when coming into contact with rocks that aluminum doesn’t provide.
Although they are not the grippiest pedal on the market, you won’t find your feet sliding off the pedals with the 10 steel pins to steady your feet.
The pedal is on the thicker side with a stack height (thickness) of 16.8 mm. However, for the price, you can’t complain about that!
Allround a solid pedal at a great price point, a good option for those with larger feet. If you prefer aluminum, they also offer an aluminum version, but this does come in at a higher price.
Crankbrothers Stamp 7 Pedals
A solid alloy pedal that offers just the right amount of grip and 10 pins to ensure your foot stays solid. Available in small and large sizes which is perfect for those with big feet.
- Huge Platform
- Plenty of grip
- Slim body
- Bit pricey
A great set of pedals from Crankbrothers offering plenty of grip and a huge platform for those with large feet.
The platform measures in at a huge 115×112 mm, which is the largest pedal on this list.
You won’t find yourself being slowed down with these pedals either as they weigh in at a respectable 380 g, which for the size is very good.
The stamp 7 is renowned for its high levels of grip, and you can tell a lot of thought has been put into this area of the pedal. It has a slightly concave design and two different sized pins to complement this.
Larger pedals like these can be prone to rock strikes, but Crankbrothers have tried to mitigate this with a slim body where the thickest section is 13.6 mm. A very respectable thickness, but due to their size, you will certainly need to get used to the large size to not keep clipping rocks.
They come in both small (100×100 mm) and large (115×112 mm), so be sure when you are purchasing to select the large size to make sure your feet have plenty of room.
DMR Vault Pedals
- Very grippy
- Relatively thick
DMRs Vault Pedals are known for their superior grip and adjustability. Featuring 11 adjustable pins on each side, you can customize them to your heart’s content to find the perfect level of grip for you.
A slightly smaller platform than the other two on the list but by no means small, measuring in at 105×105 mm. Still big pedals, but if you are looking for the biggest then you are going to have to go with the Stamp 7s.
The Vaults do come in on the thicker side, being 17 mm thick, making them prone to rock strikes. Tapered edges will help to mitigate this, but they are still reasonably chunky pedals.
They are made from CNC machined aluminum, and due to their thickness and size, they are not super light weighing in at 430 g, which is a decent bit heavier than the other two on the list.
Nonetheless, a solid set of pedals that still have plenty of room for those with wider feet.
Best Clipless Pedals For Big Feet
If you have big feet and are looking for clipless mountain bike pedals, then look no further. The platform has a much smaller difference than flat pedals, and instead, the spindle length makes the biggest difference to make sure your feet don’t hit the cranks.
Shimano XT Range
This pedal is renowned for its excellent durability and is the sweet spot in Shimanos Enduro pedal line up. A great pedal for all-round mountain biking and personally the pedal I use the most.
- Very durable
- Great value
- Platform is not huge
When looking for clipless pedals, you simply can’t look past Shimanos XT range. They have both trail and cross country versions, so you will find the pedal that you need. Not only that, but they have a long spindle, which will give your feet plenty of movement when you are out shredding the trials.
Not only are they great pedals for those with larger feet, but they are also some of the most durable pedals you can buy. They are my go-to pedals as they just keep on spinning.
They are SPD compatible and reasonably lightweight for their durability and category. Check out the table below for their weights and stack height.
The XTR range is the race version of the XT, and so they are slightly lighter and thinner but for a much higher price.
For more on the XT and XTR pedal range, check out our article here.
The Funn Mamba pedal has one of the largest platforms on the market and comes with replaceable pins to get the perfect level of grip for your riding. A very stable shoe that offers plenty of support for technical riding just be prepared to adjust your shoe or the pedal to get a great level of comfort.
- Huge Platform
- SPD compatible
The Funn Mamba is a rare breed as not only are they clipless pedals, but they also come with a large platform that will suit large feet well.
The Funn Mamba’s large platform will also give you a great confidence boost when coming into technical terrain.
Another benefit to the Funn Mamba is that they are SPD compatible, so you don’t need to worry about finding some unusual cleats for your pedals.
There is no getting around the fact that these pedals are heavy, weighing in at 500 g. However, that is the price you pay to have both a clipless pedal with a large platform.
They also come with Funns grease renew system (GRS), which means you can always keep your pedals running smoothly.
Overall a great pedal with a big platform to support those with larger feet.
Crankbrothers Mallet Enduro Long Spindle
Crankbrothers Mallet pedals are known for their incredible mud-shedding abilities and this makes them the goto pedal for those who ride in the wet a lot. They also have a good-sized platform for when the going gets rough!
- Plenty of room for wide feet
- Great for all riding
- Not SPD compatible
The Crankbrothers Mallet Enduro Long Spindle has a 5 mm longer spindle than the regular mallet enduro. It gives a wider stance and offers a bit more room for those with bigger feet to move around.
Crankbrothers Mallet Enduro is a great all-around pedal designed for all-mountain riding but can be used for pretty much anything.
The aluminum body of the pedal keeps them reasonably light at 419 g.
Overall, a great all-around pedal with a decent-sized platform gives plenty of room for those with bigger feet.
What To Look For When Purchasing MTB Pedals For Big Feet
So what is important to consider when purchasing mountain bike pedals for big feet? Providing you purchase the right kind of pedal, your riding can be significantly improved by having the correct pedals for your feet.
Key Features To Look For
There are a number of features to look out for when purchasing pedals for big feet, so let’s dive into them so you can make sure you’re getting the best pedals for you!
The first thing to look at is the size of the platform, this is particularly important for flat pedals. Make sure the platform is large enough so that the ball of your foot can be placed securely on the pedal.
If you feel like your foot doesn’t sit on it well or it doesn’t measure up to be large enough to support your foot then don’t purchase it. It will only be made worse when you are out riding and you don’t want you foot bouncing off the pedal!
You’ll find that your foot will naturally twist and move when you’re riding so going with a large platform shoes such as the Crankbrothers Stamp 7 is worth it.
A platform can also be very handy even if you are riding clipless pedals. The extra platform provides more support which is particularly useful for large feet.
The spindle length is the length between the crank and where the pedal platform is. Some manufacturers such as crankbrothers offer specific models with longer spindles.
It offers a wider stance over the bike which works better for some people. However, it can also be very useful if you have larger feet as it gives more room between your foot and the crank reducing the chance that your foot will rub against it. You must be careful when looking at long spindle options as it can affect the angle that your hips and knees are on when you pedal.
The spindle length is particularly important for clipless pedals as often the platform is much smaller and so making sure there is enough room between your feet and the crank is essential.
There it is, that is everything you need to know about purchasing pedals for those with larger feet. It’s well worth investing in good pedals that work for you as they are one of the key points of contact with your bike.
If you are looking for flat pedals then you can’t really look past the Crankbrothers Stamp 7, a huge platform and a solid pedal.
For clipless pedals, the all-round workhorse would have to be the Shimano XT range.
However, all the pedals on the list are top quality and it ultimately comes down to what kind of riding you will be doing.
If you need shoes to go with your pedals, check out our top picks for those with wide feet.