Improving upon the already incredible R3 Donna Women’s Cycling Shoe isn’t an easy thing to do. Leave it to the folks at Fizik to make great even greater. At the heart of the new shoe is the unbeatable precision of the Boa dial-in closure system. This closure system makes dialing a perfect fit easy, despite the fact that you want to make micro-adjustments on the fly. The R3’s closure system starts with a conventional hook-and-loop strap close to the toe for near-infinite forefoot width regulate. Moving up the front of the foot, the Boa Cable dial-in closure system snakes its way through four separate anchor points for complete regulate the entire way up to the tongue. For an extreme regulate over volume, or simply to efficiently clean the inside of the shoe, Fizik designed the tongue pad to be fully-removable. To further regulate slippage, the R3 Donna has shaped the heel cup at the aft position of the shoe. This feature keeps the foot in the very best position on hard up-strokes and whilst climbing out of the saddle. Consequently, you’re powering the pedals comfortably and efficiently. This has been further heightened by a variable stiffness sole construction. The base layer is an ultra-stiff carbon fiber-reinforced plate. Fizik went above and beyond to make the R3 extremely breathable. This is probably not obvious, given the R3’s lack of traditional mesh ventilation. Then again, the uppers of the shoe feature Fizik’s own Microtex microfiber–the same material used on Fizik saddles and bar tape. This material keeps your feet breathing and comfortable on long summer days in the saddle. And for the insole, Fizik included its own Cycling Insole. And whilst its not custom moldable like with the R1, it does incorporate a thoughtful design that assures comfort by absorbing road vibration and supporting your arch system.
Upper Material: Microtex
Closure: Boa IP1
Footbed: Fizik Cycling Insole
Sole: UD Carbon Fiber
Cleat Compatibility: 3-hole road