The Mavic Aksium shoes are the entry models in the Mavic collection. Quality at an affordable price, and now with the new lace retention system. These shoes offer you great levels of comfort, a proper fit, and ample rigidity. The sole is made from a combination of nylon and carbon. The use of carbon ensures it's more rigid, optimising your power transfer to the pedal. The laces give the shoe a great look, and allow you to precisely tune the fit to your needs.
Extensive explanation size in cm
The size denoted in cm tells you how long the shoe is. This size was taken on the inside of the shoe measuring from the heel to the toes. In order to determine what size you’ll need, you can measure your own foot. Do this by placing a piece of paper on the floor tucked against the wall. Stand on the paper with your heel against the wall. Draw a line at your big toe. Measure the distance between that and the wall, and add approximately 5 mm. The number of centimeters is the size in centimeters found on our website. Which specific EU/UK size you need can differ between brands. This is because each brand uses their own boot tree, causing the shoe to be bigger or smaller than the size would suggest. This is why we’ve added the size in centimeters for all of our shoes. We’ve also categorised our shoes in three different groups: narrow, medium, and wide. In order to determine the width of your foot, you can use this table. Read all about it on our blog!
These were recommended by a friend who also has narrow feet - aside from my hideously expensive Dromarti's they are the only pair to fit me well. They are light, stiff, do require some bedding in and the ventilation is effective. Whilst I agree that laces and chain rings aren't always the best of buddies, tucking them under the elastic on the tongue solves this perfectly. Equally you have the option for different coloured laces to pimp your shoe - and as every cyclist knows, it's looking good that really matters - and these shoes (I got the grey ones) do look great. Looking at the longevity, the only issue I can see is on the underside. The toe and heel pads are quite soft and grippy so will likely wear down.
Laces - for some
sole might wear at heel
10 / 10
Christoph, 13 October 2018
Ein, für den günstigen Preis, spitzen Schuh.
10 / 10
Peter, 30 September 2018
Für meine erste Rennmaschine ,Pedale mit Korb und Riemen genau der richtige Schuh !!
9 / 10
Aris, 5 January 2018
I my opinion one of the best options if you are looking for retro style shoes, especially the black version which is the one I bought. Mavic quality and design is exceptional as always. You are not going to regret it unless laces is a problem for you.