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fizik shoe size/width

protoproto Posts: 1,483
edited March 2014 in Road buying advice
Tempted by the fizik r3 shoes on offer at various places but unsure about sizing.
I take a 42 in both Northwave and Specialized, but go up a size in Sidi.
Anyone able to advise on size/width?


  • Omar LittleOmar Little Posts: 2,010
    44 in specialized, 45 in shimano and 44 in fizik for me
  • derosaderosa Posts: 2,819
    Beware - The R3s are built with a very high arch compared to other cycling shoes and unless you have the feet to match can be a very painful experience. My R3s felt fine when tried on in the store, but were agony after 30 minutes riding. Sold 'em on sharpish!

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  • andyrrandyrr Posts: 1,814
    Search around the forum - a fair number of people snapped up the Fizik shoes from P-X last year when they originally went on offer and there were quite a few comments from those who had bought and those that were tempted to buy, with regards to sizing and fit.
  • mitchgixer6mitchgixer6 Posts: 729
    I'm a 43 in Speciaized/Giro, the 42.5 R3 were a good fit for me. They seem to run quite large which is unusual for an Italian brand. As mentioned already I couldn't live with the high arch though.
  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,684
    45 Giro
    45 SPecialized
    45.5 Old Sidi
    45 Sidi Wire
    44.5 Fizik

    On the arch issue. I find mine AWFUL when standing still or walking. But cycling, sublime.
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  • protoproto Posts: 1,483
    Thanks all
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