Time to give those piggies some breathing room. Fizik is maxing out the comfort with wider, higher-volume additions to its Vento line of road racing shoes. The Vento Infinito Carbon 2 Wide models come in both Microtex and knit uppers, with stiff carbon outsoles and a precise, dialed-in fit. Let’s peep the specs.

Vento Infinito Carbon 2 Wide

Specs:

  • Wide fit shoes
  • Microtex upper
  • Li2 Dual Zone BOA® Fit System configuration
  • R2 outsole – full carbon unidirectional, stiffness index 10
  • Weight: 229g (size 42 – 1/2 pair)
  • Sizes: 36-48 (37 to 47 also in half sizes)
  • Vento: performance racing series designed in collaboration with professional cyclists
  • Intended use: road racing

the outsole of the vento infinito carbon 2 wide against a white background

Things we like here? How about that clean white and black Microtex styling, half-size availability, and carbon outsole? Dig the cleat positioning—it’s set a little further back than is traditional, which is easier on the knees and supports aggressive riding posture.

A close-up of the plantar region of the fizik shoe

But of course, it’s the fit that stands out with these wide models. Fizik utilizes a whole range of design features to achieve maximum comfort. That black area on the upper isn’t just for flash—it’s adjustable and designed to support your plantar fascia.

vento infinito carbon 2 wide shoes against a white background

 

You can also control the volume of the forefoot and the precise tension of the laces with Fizik’s BOA lacing system. When combined with the wide fit across the metatarsals and the higher volume at the ball of the foot, you end up with a road-racing shoe designed to keep your feet comfortable as the miles unwind behind you. Even better? The shoe also comes in knit.

Pricing for the Vento Infinito Carbon 2 Wide starts at $359.99, with a Movistar Team edition available for $369.99.

The Vento Infinito Knit Carbon 2 Wide

the Vento Infinito Knit Carbon 2 wide against a white background

Specs:

  • Wide fit shoes
  • Knitted upper
  • Li2 Dual Zone BOA® Fit System configuration
  • R2 outsole – full carbon unidirectional, stiffness index 10
  • Weight: 225g (size 42 – 1/2 pair)
  • Sizes: 36-48 (37 to 47 also in half sizes)
  • Vento: performance racing series designed in collaboration with professional cyclists
  • Intended use: road racing

a close up of the vento infinito knit carbon 2 wide's knit material

The Vento Infinito Knit Carbon 2 Wide shaves a few grams and ups the breathability for hot and humid road races but maintains the features of the Microtex version. Downside? It’s slightly more expensive at $379.99.

We recommend checking out Fizik’s sizing guide before making a purchase.

fizik.com

9 comments

  1. Larry Falk on

    Bravo for more wide fit shoes! But, it’s always perplexing to me that these manufactures do not say things like,” Our wide fit shoe is X mm on average than their standard counterpart…” Fizik does have a size chart that tries to steer you towards the wide or standard model, but it is doesn’t actually say how much wider the wide shoe is. So, great progress, but documentation could be improved.

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  2. Patrick on

    Do you know if it’s actually a wider sole or just more volume? A few brands say ‘wide’ when it’s just extra volume. Their soles are pretty darn narrow. They make some of the nicest looking shoes though.

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  3. Joenomad on

    I am not a bike shoe manufacturer, but from my fat foot experience, if the sole isn’t made wider along with the upper, it creates hot spots and isn’t any better than a regular width shoe.

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  4. VeloVert on

    Nice to see someone else trying with the wide thing, we don’t all have feet like ballerinas…

    Lake – they used to make great, well thought out shoes, not any more though, their MTB/Gravel shoes don’t have replaceable sole lugs, what’s that all about in a $300+ shoe? But if you absolutely have to have wide fit shoes, there are few other options, Lake are one of the only ones whose sole increases in width, not just more upper material to increase volume that leaves wide feet hanging over the edge of the sole. I’ve got really high arches, low volume forefoot but really wide. Lake are all that has ever worked well for me, once I install a custom footbed. Not sure where my next pair are coming from, maybe if Fizik do these in a replaceable lug two bolt……

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  5. WideFootBill on

    I just bought a pair (non-knit), and the soles are actually wider than the regular version. So, it appears they used a wider last to create this shoe. They are similar in width to my Lake cx238 in the wide varient. I also found the cleat mounts to be further to the rear compared to my Lakes, which I have found to be more comfortable for me knees. Material is nice and comfortable, less bulky than the cx238

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