Fizik is broadening their horizons, so to speak, with a new wide-last option for their popular, affordable Omna road shoes. With a single premium Boa dial closure, stiff-enough reinforced nylon sole, and simple good looks, the Fizik Omna Wide is a great shoe for those roadies looking to rack up the miles, but who aren’t comfortable in overly narrow Italian road kicks…
Fizik Vento Omna Wide affordable road bike shoes
While much of the road shoe chatter goes to top-tier ultralight, ultra-stiff roadie slippers, many road riders simply aren’t too comfy in overly narrow, unforgiving shoes. And that’s where Fizik’s new Omna Wide comes in (and really, the original narrower Omna still, too). These are no-nonsense performance road shoes that don’t skimp on the important details AND won’t break the bank. Plus, the new Wide last option simply means more cyclists are going to find their perfect fit.
Fizik developed the Omna Wide to deliver the “optimal fit for riders with wider feet, with a higher volume forefoot area being introduced around the ball of the foot and metatarsals”.
It’s not a huge width difference, really we’re talking <10% overall. But on my size 43 shoe for example, the Wide last could be about 102mm at its widest point vs. ~94mm for the standard fit.
The Omna shoes feature a simple, light & durable synthetic polyurethane upper, perforated through the midfoot for ventilation. Then, closure and fine-tuned adjustment is by a single premium Boa Li2 dial with 2-cross lacing in webbing loops. No plastic guides to break.
Fizik recently redesigned the sole, their vented R5 reinforced nylon outsole with non-replaceable rubber walking lugs, and a stiffness rating of 6/12. That sounds a bit low on paper. But is probably plenty stiff for all but the most sensitive or most competitive road racers. The new sole has slightly shifted the cleat bolts back for improved pedaling ergonomics. And of course, your cleats have plenty of adjustment, so the shoes get 2cm of marking to help line them up where you prefer.
Claimed Fizik Omna Wide weight is 240g (per shoe, without the 20g insole).
Fizik Omna Wide – Pricing, options & availability
The new Fizik Vento Omna Wide road shoes sell for 165€ / £170 /$170, and come in all-black or white with black detailing. The shoes are available in whole sizes 36-48, plus half sizes from 37-47.
The narrower standard-width Vento Omna shoes sell for the same price with the same tech details & sizing. But they also come in some more colorful options, too.
Get any of the new Omna shoes now direct from Fizik or their retailers.