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    Mavic Shoes...who has some?

    I'm looking to get some new slippers and the gaudy yellowness of the Mavic Zxellium and Huez models are calling to me. I read somewhere they have sort of a funky fit (whatever that means) and that they run large and have a narrow toe box.

    Anybody have any experience?
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    I own a pair of the Mavic avenir shoes and love them. The toe box is a little narrow (especially for my wider feet) but I have never had any real issue with foot numbness. They fit comfortably, look good, and perform well so you will find no complaint from me on Mavic shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BicycleBastard View Post
    I own a pair of the Mavic avenir shoes and love them. The toe box is a little narrow (especially for my wider feet) but I have never had any real issue with foot numbness. They fit comfortably, look good, and perform well so you will find no complaint from me on Mavic shoes.
    Thanks! Did you find sizing true? I'm 400 miles from the closest dealer so can't try them on first.
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    They run a little bit narrow, but seem to fit true to size otherwise. I wear a 9.5 in both the Mavics and in dress shoes.

    They are narrower than my Sidis were, that's for sure.
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    I have a pair that I like. will have to check size later when I get home.
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    I'll also say that they are a bastard to keep clean...
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    I use them as well. Just for another reference, the shoe I used previous to this shoe was the Diadora ProRace carbon. The Zxellium has a much wider toe box fwiw. They come in white if you don't like the yellow...

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    Love them! Tried, Sidi and a bunch of others, but the Mavic's fit my narrow foot the best. Also, the other shoes seemed to have a deeper toe box, e.g. lots of room above my foot.

    Side note: The shop had the white ones in my size. I said "They're great. Please order these in gray." I think white and bright yellow shoes are ridiculous. Until I'm sponsored by Ringling Bro's... I'll stick with black or grey shoes. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldZaskar View Post
    Love them! Tried, Sidi and a bunch of others, but the Mavic's fit my narrow foot the best. Also, the other shoes seemed to have a deeper toe box, e.g. lots of room above my foot.

    Side note: The shop had the white ones in my size. I said "They're great. Please order these in gray." I think white and bright yellow shoes are ridiculous. Until I'm sponsored by Ringling Bro's... I'll stick with black or grey shoes. ;-)
    The Zxellium and Huez only come in white and yellow. Which shoe? Personally, I could care less what color my shoes are just if they perform. With that said, I hate, hate, hate white bikes for some reason. Funny thing is I own a white and red bike but, the price was right and the performance is more important than appearance here for me as well. Anyhoo, my yellow shoes look better dirty like my white bar tape. Going for the bad ass look I guess.

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    I have a pair of mountain shoes from them (I think the cheapest pair that comes with a buckle, they were maybe 100 bucks on sale). They're wearing out, but I love them. I have narrow feet and the fit is better than anything else I've used. They're also pretty light for the price point. Noticeably lighter than my previous Shimanos at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemonlime View Post
    Thanks! Did you find sizing true? I'm 400 miles from the closest dealer so can't try them on first.
    Yes, they seem true to size

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodys737 View Post
    I use them as well. Just for another reference, the shoe I used previous to this shoe was the Diadora ProRace carbon. The Zxellium has a much wider toe box fwiw. They come in white if you don't like the yellow...
    Thanks for the input.

    No, no, I want the yellow ones! I think they'll look great with my pink Lounge kit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lemonlime View Post
    Thanks for the input.

    No, no, I want the yellow ones! I think they'll look great with my pink Lounge kit.
    To confirm: they look freakin' awesome.
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    I was always in between sizes w/ mavic and I finally found a good fit- w/ the zxenon shoe (woman's shoe). I was between a 7.5 & 8 w/ the men's shoes, but the 8.5 in women's fits perfectly. I also like the shoe being all white w/ no yellow or black accents.

    Even still, they're a 2nd pair to my bont vaypor shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemonlime View Post
    Thanks for the input.

    No, no, I want the yellow ones! I think they'll look great with my pink Lounge kit.
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    I bought my Zxelliums on sale online from the USA. I live in Canada. As far as I could tell at the time there were no dealers within 200 miles of my house. They were 60% off, with a no questions asked return policy so I gambled on the shipping and handling fees. 2 weeks later my LBS had some (oops).

    I knew they were related to Adidas. Adidas fit a bit tight for me so I ordered 46 and 2/3 instead of 46. They fit, they are comfortable, they are stiff on the sole. They are light and I like them. The straps are cool and the buckle works well.

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    I got a pair of zxelliums in white and I love them. They fit true to size. I am thinking of getting another pair in yellow when I feel like standing out.

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    Just received a pair of Huez in yellow. They are too narrow for me in the toe box and its somewhat pointy shoe. Looked odd on my feet with the straps seems bunched up and way too long. Any larger size would be too long. I'll stick with my DMTs and NWs for now.

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    a bit narrow and I bought 9 in zxellium (42 2/3) but in sidi, diadora and louis garneau I wear 9.5... in mavic 9 is ok,
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    I think I might get a pair some day. I like my Sidis, but something lighter for climbing days never hurt anyone.

    Some think the yellow is gaudy. I think it advertises pimpness.

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    I have a pair of the Huez. They are really, really light. Mavic shoes are getting more and more popular in my circles.

    Two idiosyncrasies. First, they're often advertised in UK sizes, which are different from American sizes. I wear a 45.5 in Shimano and 46 in Sidi, but my Huez are UK 10.5 (labeled inside the shoe as UK 45-1/3) and they're definitely not too small. Second, the complete lack of padding in the upper means I have to leave the center strap pretty loose or the top of my foot starts to hurt. That's not really a problem for me but maybe for someone else.

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    I have Zxellium Ultimates. Very good fit and pretty good quality. the carbon heel cup have been poked at a few times but never broke loose.

    however, on a slightly OT note, my freakin' feet keep shrinking or something. One day my 44 LG's felt too big, then I moved on to 43 Northwave's, then now these 42-2/3 Mavics have too much space. Same has been going for my regular shoes. Wtf. But if I have the opportunity to buy these again in a smaller size, I so would.

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