I wanted to like Fizik but the toe box smashed into the side of my big toe.
Those Rapha / Giro shoes are Fugly and had a bad fit.
Sidi is probably the best quality if they fit your feet.
I have had some suggestions that Giro and the new line of Fizik is very close fit?
Talking these twohttp://www.fizik.it/shoes/mtb/m3b-uomo/http://www.giro.com/eu_en/products/men/ ... 90-38.html
I guess the shoes fit is same same from road to mtb!?
Personally, i like Giro 46½ size in both Factor and VR-90.
Tried Mavics versions, standard and Maxi fit in 46, 46½ and 47.
But none of them fitted as good as Giro at my feets.
Maxi fit became too wide all over in correct length (especially the heel), and the standard was too narrow and put pressure at the metatarsal point and over the big toe. I have Mavichttp://www.mavic.com/footwear-road-ksyr ... hermo-shoe
Also tested 3 sizes at trainer, about 5 minutes per size.
So i took the size which felt fine at the trainer. But when i was actually riding, the effect comes which prove they're too small/ tight. It became worse and worse the longer i rode (doh, no shit!)
When i actually came home, i could hardly walk for several hours due to pain in both feets.
This is not a matter of "give", that would eventually come. The shoes are made to keep the shape.
In other words, it won't change for the better!
Took shoes to a shoe maker to see if he could rework them. But he says, they are so reinforced that it is impossible.
His machine will brake. Also, the shoes would be damaged!
Also tested Mavics lower heel road shoes and mtb shoes.
A pity, otherwise very nice shoes!