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With over 40 years of cycling in my legs I can say this is the most comfortable saddle I have ever used. the last 14 years I used a Brooks Cambria saddle on my Salsa Fargo (different geometry) . When I purchased a gravel racing bike I moved my saddle over to it, after 2 hours I was looking for relief, needing to take butt breaks. With this saddle I ride 5~6 hours without ever thinking about my butt. I also purchased a second one for my Wahoo Kickr Bike, it is like riding on butter.
I wear a 10.5 and have a slightly wide foot, but can cram my foot into a normal width shoe. For those of you in this in-between situation, consider this shoe in Wide. I have just the right amount of space for my forefoot, I feel secure, and when I'm off the bike I don't have the weird foot pains that I had before with my normal-width shoes.
The cloth is also very comfortable, and the Boa is always great. Very light and stiff carbon sole, too. I bought on sale, which made the price just right.
I will say, the shoes seems to run a little long. My 10.5 should have been a 44, but I could have done a 43.5 and had a better fit. The extra room will be good for winter socks, however, so I'm keeping them.
As with so many cycling shoes today the uppers are inflexible and uncomfortable. Otherwise they are very fine shoes that are designed for wider feet. And the fit adjustment is quite precise. I only wish that all of the shoe manufacturers would also make shoes with uppers that have a lot more flexibility. I've been trying to find comfortable shoes for years. And I'm getting tired of trying to find some. I have some 20 some year old Louis Garneau Ergo Air Comp shoes that are almost comfortable. But they are starting to wear out. So I've been looking for something to replace them for several years now. I've tried several different brands. I often do Google searches for comfortable road shoes. Reviewers always comment about how comfortable they are. None of them have been. And my feet are paying the price. I think I will probably wear the LG's out before I will find anything that I'm satisfied with.
I'm writing this mainly to address sizing, since that was my biggest apprehension when I ordered. It's nice that Fizik uses true sizing. In my case, I wear size 11 for Nike and Asics. I measured my feet accurately (using two books that slid parallel to each other; this is more accurate than tracing around your foot) with cycling socks on, at 281mm. Using the Fizik guide, I rounded up to the next size, 44. When I first put them on (standing on carpet, not clipped in), they felt too small (top of toe contacted the roof of the shoe), but when I clipped in, they fit perfectly.
Regarding the shoe itself, they are nice and light and stiff, with good power transfer. The BOA snugs the foot nice and even. They are a tad narrower than the Bontragers these are replacing, and one foot feels that after 20 miles or so, so I usually just loosen them a little. It's nice that the BOA works both ways. Overall, I'm happy with the purchase.