Fi'zi:k Vento X3 Overcurve Cycling Shoe
Vento X3 Overcurve Shoe
Built to hit up the singletrack, cross course, or gravel road in style and comfort comes the Vento X3 Overcurve Shoe from Fi'zi:k. Just as we've experienced from other shoes in its lineup, the Vento is designed to fit your foot precisely and comfortably while offering protection and transferring all of your watts into the pedals whether that's hot laps after work or on race day. Using its new Overcurve construction, the shoe features a staggered foot opening that ergonomically contours around the foot, taking the natural misalignment of the ankle’s two bony protrusions, the lateral and medial malleoli, into account. The end result is an asymmetrical shape that’s quite comfortable and secures the foot for excellent pedaling.
The upper consists of the typical Microtex microfiber material that we're used to seeing from Fi'zi:k. It's super supple for a superb fit and comfortable pedaling yet durable and abrasion resistant for long life. Instead of using stitching that can lead to weak points and tears, the Vento Overcurve X3 is constructed using welding and laminated reinforcements. This not only makes the shoe lighter, more durable, and easier to clean, it helps improve the fit and reduces potential points that can lead to excessive friction, abrasion, and irritation.
Cinching down that upper on your feet is a simple and secure micro-adjustable BOA IP1 dial. Getting into and out of the shoes is a simple affair as is making quick adjustments on the fly. Down below is the X3 carbon injected sole. This stiff platform is minimal, saving weight, and rigid for efficient power transfer. When the time comes to dismount for a hike-a-bike or hurdling the barriers, a durable TPU outsole with an aggressive tread pattern grips tenaciously on terra firma and sheds mud easily.
- A durable, race-worthy offroad shoe from Fizik
- Microtex upper conforms to your foot yet is highly durable
- Boa dial closure system quickly and easily locks in your fit
- Overcurve construction contours the opening to your ankle anatomy
- Injected carbon outsole with TPU tread offers grip off the bike and power while clipped in
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The shoes are very well made, but the design really lacks! I have narrow feet but still had trouble with the fit being too narrow. There would be no way I could use the shoes with heavy wool socks for winter riding. Only the thinnest of socks will fit. The tongue doesn’t open up which adds to the difficulty of putting a foot in.
I bought these for my wife to use in her cycling classes and as she starts to ride a bike. Overall, she's very satisfied. They fit to size if you're going of Euro measurements, the US sizing put her at half to full size smaller than what she typically wears. She says these are extremely comfortable, likes the BOA lacing and likes the way they look.
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