I have a Fizik Antares on my current bike and have had no issues with it. I’ve had it for about 5 months and recently did a 120mi / 8.5 K climbing gran fondo on it. Historically, I don’t get saddle sores, even if the bike fit isn’t perfect. I’ve been training for a couple of years without a professional bike fit with another bike and lower end (< $100) saddle with no complaints. Rare issues (I think I may have had them before, but I cannot remember) with numbness or pressure on groin areas.
I’m not sure if it’s just been luck as I know saddle “fit” is very personal.
Researching Fizik saddles, my riding profile is that of a snake (a more flexible rider who can easily bend over and touch his toes), and Fizik’s website suggests the Arione series for me. In case it matters, I’m a smaller rider, around 140 pounds / 5’6 (64 KG / 167 CM).
Is there a significant reason for me to get an Arione? I do prefer to ride in the drops, a lower position, and some comments about the Arione suggest I can move myself all over the saddle a lot easier. I’m not sure if I care about that. Ultimately, if I don’t need more comfort, but I can drive more power (especially in sustained climbs) out of a different saddle, I’m all for it, but I don’t know how the saddle impacts that.