Fizik Vento Stabilita Carbon review - the Arch Support 2.0 system takes things up a notch

Effective though the arch support is, it’s still worth considering whether this is the USP you really need

Fizik Vento Stabilita Carbon road cycling shoes pictured on tarmac
(Image credit: Future)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Whereas some performance shoes take the line of ultimate weight savings, the Vento Stabilita Carbon - while still light - has a leaning towards robustness, which makes this is model you can expect to last significantly more than a season. The Arch Support 2.0 system does provide a noticeable amount of support but, as a person without any problems in that area, I didn’t reap any tangible benefits from it. But unique selling points aside, the Vento Stabilita Carbon still performed excellently in its primary function as a race shoe.

Reasons to buy
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    Very stiff

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    Durable upper

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    Good ventilation

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    Arch support

Reasons to avoid
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    Not a ‘super light’ model

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    Very expensive

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The Vento Stabilita Carbon sits at the very top of Fizik’s shoe hierarchy, surpassing the Vento Infinito Carbon 2 and edging out the Transiro Infinito R1 Knit triathlon shoe.

As such, it’s pitted against the very best cycling shoes on the market, and with such strong competition the bar is set pretty high. But the Vento Stabilita - as its name hints towards - has its own unique selling point, equipped as it is with Fizik’s latest iteration of its arch support system. 

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Stefan Abram