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Fizik launches new Vento Ferox Carbon all-road shoes

Fizik Vento Ferox Carbon
(Image credit: Fizik)

Today Fizik has added the Vento Ferox Carbon to its lineup: a brand new all-road shoe designed specifically for gravel and cross-country racing. These two disciplines demand a lot from footwear, from speed and efficiency to tackling loose surfaces and turns in rapidly changing conditions, so the new Vento Ferox Carbon has been engineered to deliver on all counts.

The Italian brand’s new footwear offering features a lightweight laminated mesh upper, combined with an X1 carbon outsole with rubber tread, rated 10/10 on its stiffness index, and a Li2 Boa dual-closure system for a precision fit.

Fizik Vento Ferox Carbon

(Image credit: Fizik)

Claimed to weigh in at 297g (size not stated), they’re much lighter than most of the models listed in our guide to the best gravel bike shoes, weighing similarly to Fizik’s Terra X5 MTB shoes and 17g more than Shimano’s RX8.

They’re available to buy as of today, and come in sizes EU 36-48, with half-sizes available for sizes 37-47, and two color options: Lilac/White and Black/Black.

The new Fizik Vento Ferox Carbon shoes retail at $299 / £299 / €299 and are currently available to buy from Fizik.

Mildred is a Reviews Writer for Bike Perfect who enjoys everything from road cycling to mountain biking, but is a utilitarian cyclist at heart. Determined to do everything on two wheels, she's even moved house by bike, and can regularly be found pedaling around Bristol and its surrounding areas. She’s spent over four years volunteering as a mechanic and workshop coordinator at the Bristol Bike Project, and now sits on its board of directors. Her expertise comes from previously working in a bike shop and learning the ins and outs of the industry, and she's previously written for a variety of cycling publications, including Bikeradar, Cycling Plus, Singletrack, Red Bull, Cycling UK and Total Women's Cycling. At home on slicks and knobblies alike, her ideal ride covers long distances through remote countryside, on mixed terrain that offers a bit of crunch, followed by a gourmet campfire meal and an overnight bivvy beneath the stars.


Rides: Stayer Groadinger UG, Triban RC520 Women's Disc, Genesis Flyer, Marin Larkspur, Cotic BFe 26, Clandestine custom bike

Height: 156cm (5'2")

Weight: 75kg