I’m looking for narrow road shoes with most rearward cleat position. Any recommendations?
Giro shoes are quite narrow IMHO. I have cleates on my Empire SLX pushed full forward in comparison to the mid position on Specialized Comp that I use on the trainer so I guess that Giro would fit your needs.
I also like a rearward position. I like the pedal axis about a 3/8 inch behind the ball of my foot. I’m using sworks 7 and they are very comfy for such a stiff shoe. I can wiggle my toes and honestly, they are just as comfy as my shimano rp9 endurance shoes over a long ride. My feet are pretty much normal sized, though I had to wear narrow shoes when I was younger.
You want a 2-bolt MTB cleat.
For road, you get the adjustment in the cleat, not the shoe. Maybe a Speedplay cleat with the 4-bolt to 3 bolt adapter. Otherwise, I see Quoq might have an offering. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0946/3096/products/IMG2027-Edit_2000x.jpg?v=1518260272
I will share that my Lake’s have the least rearward cleat holes of shoes I’ve had recently. Guess I’d rank my 3 recent pairs in that respect as follows in most to least; Shimano S Phyre, Bont Vaypor S, Lake 241.
I have wide feet so I can’t really comment on the other half of the question.
The S Phyre does have a little adjustment in the shoes with the use of slots instead of circular holes, imagine they’re not the only brand that does that.
I use assioma pedals so I can’t use speedplay and looking for shoes with boa system.
I am considering either shimano rc9 or bont vaypor s.
I like the Shimano better in terms of fit for my wide foot but I like the Bont uppers a little better. The Bont tub style sole caused my feet to develop hotspots after 2 hours due to pinching the bones. Almost went for the wide Bont but found a great deal on the Shimano instead. Finding Shimano were hard to do in August, no idea what it’s like now.
I am a little curious how the Bont soles will work with a narrow foot. You can’t really mold them that much so I would think the foot might move a little which could also cause issues.
I really liked the Mavic Cosmics (they do fit narrow). Now discontinued, obviously, but they are still fairly readily available and typically discounted.
How far back do you want to go? https://mid-foot-cycling.com/