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Mavic Galibier Shoes

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Stiff, light, and stink-free.

The Galibier name is synonymous with altitude and pain. It’s a monster of a climb and was the site where Pantani danced away from an elite group into the mists of the mountain’s upper slopes. And while he carried with him Ullrich’s dreams of a second yellow jersey, he also aspired to win the Tour that day. That’s why we think the Mavic Galibier Shoes are aptly named. They sell lighter. They sell higher tech. However, these shoes benefit from a great deal of trickle-down from the more expensive models. Most importantly, they’re inexpensive enough to match a budding enthusiasm and evolved enough to support your aspiration for faster, stronger, better.

Of course, cost savings often mean weight penalties. But for the money you save here, the difference to their high end Zxellium shoes is only 35 grams per foot. They even look a lot alike. The first place you may notice the difference is the sole. For the Galibier, Mavic employs a fiberglass and carbon reinforced molded nylon sole. It’s plenty stiff, but it adds a few grams and is a touch thicker than the laminated carbon soles of the top level shoes. The stack height is 7.5mm compared to 7mm for the Zxellium. The uppers are all made of the same materials as well. Mavic uses a durable synthetic leather and mesh to keep your feet cool in hot weather.

Ultimately, the Galibier upper is more pliable than that of the Zxellium because it doesn’t use their Energy Frame. That said, we’ve found that security is not a problem. The Energy Lock heel counter keeps your hindfoot in place by cradling the calcaneous bone. At the same time, the Ergo Lite Ratcheting buckle and two Velcro Ergo Straps complete the job of securing the your forefoot. The Ergo Straps use small Kevlar cords for a stretch-free system that allows a perfect adjustment every time you slide into the shoes.

The fully featured closure system on the upper is complemented by the Ergo Fit 2D insole. It has two densities of padding, with more dense foam underneath the heel. The insole is covered in an anti-bacterial material that resists stink. The Clima Vent Tongue is ergonomically shaped and includes EVA comfort foam and plenty of mesh for supreme comfort. It’s lightly padded, with just enough material to spread out the pressure and still allow the foot to breathe.

The Mavic Galibier Shoes are available in Metallic Silver and come in whole and half sizes from 7.5 to 12.5 mens.

Tech Specs

Upper Material:
[upper], synthetic leather
Cleat Compatibility:
3-hole road
Recommended Use:
road biking

Size chart





Cycling Footwear
3.5 36 4 5
4 36 2/3 4.5 5.5
4.5 37 1/3 5 6
5 38 5.5 6.5
5.5 38 2/3 6 7
6 39 1/3 6.5 7.5
6.5 40 7 8
7 40 2/3 7.5 8.5
7.5 41 1/3 8 9
8 42 8.5 9.5
8.5 42 2/3 9 10
9 43 1/3 9.5 10.5
9.5 44 10 11
10 44 2/3 10.5 11.5
10.5 45 1/3 11 12
11 46 11.5 12.5
11.5 46 2/3 12 13
12 47 1/3 12.5 13.5
12.5 48 13 14
13 48 2/3 13.5 14.5
13.5 49 1/3 14 15

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5 5

Galibier Shoes

Very well made shoe, narrow fit, super thin sole,true to size. Have done several long rides in them with no problems. Highly recommend.

Unanswered Question

I'm interested in buying these shoes....

I'm interested in buying these shoes. However, I have 2 questions to be answered before I will move forward.

Q1) The sizes in the options; are they US men's or UK sizes? I hope it will be clearer for all shoes not using the European sizes.

Q2) I'm currently wearing a European size 42 for my Louis Garneau Carbon HRS, will the translation for the fit to Mavic be correct if I were to go accordingly to the size chart given here?

Hope someone will be able to answer this for me.

Thanks and Regards
Thomas Ho

5 5

These shoes are so comfortable!

I don't know what the rope hammock guy was smoking because these shoes are unbelievably comfortable. I love these things. My feet run a little narrow but I ended up buying a pair at size 9 instead of size 9.5 (which is what I usually wear). I am not kidding when I say that these are some of the most comfortable shoes I own - not just biking shoes - but any shoes I own.

4 5

Good but Narrow

This shoe is of fine quality and looks good too. The fit is too narrow for my foot and my foot is only average medium width. On a positive note the shoe has great,firm arch support. Overall, I liked the shoe but could not find the sweet spot, couldn't get comfortable riding it after 4 different 1 hour rides.

5 5


These shoes are great for narrow feet. I have put thousands of miles on these bad boys and they are amazing.

2 5

Ventilation like a rope hammock!

When I pulled these out of the box, they were quietly flashy. When I slid into them, I really liked the look and the feel. When I rode around the block, my feet felt pretty cradled. But when I took them for a test 10 mile work commute ride, I noticed some serious placement issues. The vents on the arch feel are located right where you need the most support. For a couple minutes it's not too bad. But my feet started to get sore; the feeling you get on your back after about an hour laying on a rope hammock. You start to spill through the openings. I have pretty wide feet, but I get the feeling that if somebody with narrow feet tried these, they straps would have to be tightened, more, and would have the same effect. One inch back with the arch vent, and the BonkTown price for these would be a steal! If you know a cobbler who can add some extra leather to the inside of shoe, go for it. Otherwise you'll be needing some serious foot reflexology therapy!

Responded on

There are NO vents on the arch supports.

Your review makes little, if any, sense.