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Upper Material: Microtex
Closure: Boa IP1
Footbed: Fizik Cycling Insole
Sole: carbon reinforced nylon
Cleat Compatibility: 3-hole road
While the Fizik R1 Uomo shoes are some of the most comfortable, high performance shoes we've worn, they may be a little pricey for riders who want comfort but who aren't rolling to that start line on a regular basis. For this reason, Fizik introduced the R5 Uomo Boa Men's Shoes. While they aren't sewn from kangaroo leather, the R5 uppers are highly breathable Microtex fabric with nylon mesh windows for ventilation. Inside of the uppers is Fizik's Superlight Insole that supports your arches and absorbs road vibration. The uppers are placed on a carbon-reinforced nylon outsole that allows efficient power transfer while remaining on the lower end of the carbon cost spectrum. The stack height is low and the outsole is engineered to drive power to the pedals while remaining flexible enough for comfort on long rides. A molded heel cup helps to keep your foot in the ideal pedaling position while minimizing heel slippage. To secure the shoes to your feet, the R5 Uomo use the Boa closure system. Consisting of a single dial with a continuous loop, it is micro-adjustable for the perfect fit. A hook-and-loop closure at the forefoot adds a separate adjustment point to keep your toes happy.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Starting to train and cycle, and was looking for a great racing shoe. Fisik shoes looked great, so I knew I wanted either the R5 with BOA clips or the R3 without BOA (which are both similarly priced). After riding on the R5, I can definitely say that they are very comfortable, stiff, and super easy to get in and out of them with the BOA clips. Regarding size, I measured the length of my feet and added a little more to ensure I had some toe room and cross-checked against Fisik's sizing chart. Although they looked very skinny out of the box, my sweet slid in amazingly easy and my first 30mile ride was the most comfortable one I've ever had, even for my "Flinstone-esque" wide feet. (See images) Overall, I think $160 is a great price for performance shoes that are easy to put on, comfortable, and weigh less than 250 grams each!
After unboxing the R5's and looking forward to owning the quality made Italian cycling shoes, I found out these shoes are manufactured in China, which I bought for 166.45 on this site. Shameful...
So, I am letting the consumers know that the fi'zi:k Factory in Pozzoleone, Italy (which is actually listed with a link on this site and proof in the screen shot below) has a website selling the R5's for 150.00 U.S. dollars...Buy the authentic product for less cost. The difference is very noticeable and some electronic commerce and computing company's are worth your hard earned money.
Fantastic fit and feel; exactly what I was looking for in a cycling boot. Not enough relative reference for fit are offered in the world of cycling shoes, so let me just begin by saying that I wear a size 10.5 in all Nike running shoes (and size 10 in most Nike tennis court shoes), and I ordered these R5B's in size 44 and they fit and feel great. Heel box is secure and I noticed no slipping while wearing medium gauge Nike tennis/basketball socks, and the toe box is a decent shape to accommodate my normal size foot. Thin tung and BOA system ensure a good 'universal' fit with no areas of pressure/hotspots noticeable when worn. Given the uppers are synthetic I doubt they will stretch much over time, but that is TBD as I have only worn these once since receiving them. Personally I think could probably get by with a size 43.5, but a size 44.5 would be way to big given my feet are of normal width. Hope this review is useful regarding Fizik's sizing (at least in this model) relative to...
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