Fi'zi:k Shoes: Do they typically run narrow, regular or wide?

Does anyone know if Fi’zi:k shoes typically run narrow, regular or wide? How has your experience with their shoes been? I’ve been looking into Terra X5, Vento Ferox, Ferox Carbon PNS X, Vento Proxy X3 and Terra Atlas for gravel cycling with some walking. Unfortunately, there are no local stores where I can try them on. Any feedback is appreciated. Thank you!

All Fizik shoes I have tried were extremely narrow. I have wide feet. But I couldn’t even get more than half a foot into them.

Their selection of wide shoes has shrunk over the years (ditto for e. g. Specialized), so I opted for Lake and Bont shoes. Bont shoes are super stiff and light, but are not very walkable. My Riot+ MTB were almost as stiff as my S-Works 7 in some directions and feel equally stiff in others for less than half the price. But the the same reason I don’t want to walk long stretches in my S-Works, the Riot+ MTB are not very walkable. However, if you want to race offroad, these shoes are a bargain, and Bont has tons of sizing options including e. g. half-sizes and up to four (!) widths.

The Lakes I got are much more walkable, although they are designed to be more comfy while walking and less stiff. I use them on my commute, so that’s the local optimum for me. At 160 € they were quite affordable and the quality is top notch. Next time I might spend extra to get the Boa dial.

For you something like their MX20g might be what you are looking for. It is marketed as a walkable gravel shoe at a reasonable price (€250).

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If you watch some of Cade Media’s videos with Bikefit James on YT you will see Fi´zi:k (always referred to as some Italian brands) get a constant beating for being too narrow. Causing buyers to go up in size and therefore end up with cleats that can not be adjusted correctly

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Some Italian brands probably includes Sidi.

That said, Fizik has a wide last that’s normal width. Only some shoes, though. Sidi’s Mega version is a LOT wider.

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Narrow. I had to get creative and stretch the width of my Fiziks. Never had this issue before.

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Another wide foot here to say Fizik and Sidi are very narrow. For me, the Sidi Mega still don’t fix the problem because they are wide across the knuckles, but narrow back in across the toes, causing my toes to overlap one another.

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I use to sell fizik and i can say its a normal width but it has a low instep. A majority of people who think they have wide feet actually have a high instep because thats one of the easier ways to get a shoe to “fit”. I dont know if they changed their last in their newest lineup.

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I got the R1 Uomo when it first came out, quite a few years ago. I’ve got long, skinny, flat feet, and they were the only ones to come close to fitting. The 46 worked, though is a touch narrow for the toes. However, that’s likely because the 46 was long enough, where every other shoe I’ve had has been a 48, to fit the length, and the rest of my foot is swimming.

I’m guessing they might run long for their size, not narrow.

-Tim

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I have wide feet from decades of Birkenstock use. The Vento Infinito Knit Carbon 2 shoes I wear actually seem to run pretty true to size. They aren’t overly wide, but I’m not feeling the squeeze like in many shoes (depending on sock thickness). I have tried their wide shoes, and they are really quite wide.

I’ve had Scotts, Bontrager, and a couple brands I can’t remember right now, and really solidly love the knit carbon shoes. I have 4 pairs!

It’s a little tricky for some people to get them on properly, but they feel so amazing.

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I tried a pair of Fi’zik: for my gravel shoes. I have wide feet and got a wide version and it was still far too narrow. Lake shoes are really the only brand I’ll wear at this point.

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narrow if you ask me.
Finally found some shoes i like and are shimano wide.

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Shimano wide was the solution for me too. Even regular Shimano is a lot wider than a SIDI or Fizik though.

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Yall some wide feet having mofos!

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Thank you very much for your feedback. I ended up getting a pair of the Lakes. Fingers crossed!

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I have a pair of Lake MtB shoes, and the instep was the issue for me. The length and width were good, but I couldn’t even wrench them down enough.

I also liked the sole of the shoe, since you can walk in them pretty well… they were the Helcor leather and although, very durable….they are heavy!!