Billed as light, tough, durable, easy to clean and efficient with an all-new Overcurve closure system, fizik has released its new Vento Overcurve X3 off-road shoes.
The Italian accessories brand has combined the central ethos of its new Vento product range – the performance racing series for on-road and off-road – with a trio of purpose demands for performance off-road footwear. The company cites these as: a comfortable, precise fit; efficient transfer of power; and protection from the weather and the trail.
With its construction requiring minimal stitching, ‘resulting in a smooth streamlined upper that’s easy to clean’, the Vento Overcurve X3 with the option of an elegant white colourway.
Overcurve features a collar wrapping around the ankle, with a distinctly asymmetrical shape, formed to follow the natural misalignment of the two bony protrusions from either side of the ankle. The Vento Overcurve X3’s throat curves over the foot from its outer to its inner side.
Theclosure is ‘fast and secure’, using a combination of a micro-adjustable BOA IP1 dial and a Velcro strap for a fine tune fit of the forefoot area – suited to the rigors of off-road riding.
The company points to a number of features in the new shoe…
Fit & closure
Precise, adjustable, comfortable fit is essential in a shoe – so your power is transferred to the pedals without waste, and so there are no pinch-points, rubbing, discomfort or other distractions from the ride. That’s why we constantly develop and evolve new fit and closure systems, and Vento Overcurve X3 features our very latest.
Power transfer & efficiency
The easy micro-adjustability of Overcurve’s dial-and-strap set-up combine perfectly with the laser-perforated Mictrotex upper that’s flexible for a snug, enveloping fit. The race-orientated characteristics continue with the X3 carbon-injected nylon outsole: it’s minimal to reduce overall weight, and stiff for efficient and effective power transfer.
The Mictrotex upper ensures the shoes are light but tough and protective from weather, dust and mud. Vento Overcurve X3 are constructed with extensive welding and laminated reinforcements to reduce exposed stitching that could collect dirt and trail debris – making them both durable and easy to clean by simply wiping. Yes, even on a white shoe.
The carbon-injected nylon X3 outsole features an aggressive TPU tread that claws the ground and ‘easily sheds the mud, with a neatly recessed cleat’.
“When we set about designing the new Vento Overcurve X3 we followed a very tight, yet very simple brief commanded by core cross-country racers: to fit your feet precisely, to transfer your watts efficiently, and to protect you from the elements,” said Luca Mathia Bertoncello, fizik’s Brand Director.
- Overcurve: asymmetrical construction that ergonomically conforms to the foot’s anatomy
- BOA IP1-B dial
- Microtex upper
- X3 outsole – carbon injected nylon with TPU tread
- Weight: 576g (size 42)
- Sizes: 36-48 (37 to 47 also in half sizes)
- Colors: Black/Black, White/Black, Red/Black
- Price: €219 / US$250 / £209.99