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Fi'zi:k R5B Uomo Boa Shoe - Men's
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Description

Val-UOMO

We’ve always loved Fizik’s saddles. The Italian manufacturer’s unconventional approach to design has always been much more than hype — our experience has been that it truly translates directly to performance, and it has changed our expectations for road and mountain saddles across the board. Fizik’s foray into shoes has been no less revolutionary, with landmark design and performance. With its R5 Uomo Boa Shoe, we can now add value to the list.

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, even if you need to make micro-adjustments on the fly. The R5 Uomo’s closure system starts with a conventional hook-and-loop strap close to the toe for near-infinite forefoot width control. Moving up the front of the foot, the Boa Cable dial-in closure system snakes its way through 4 separate anchor points for complete control all the way up to the tongue.

To further control slippage, Fizik has shaped the heel cup at the aft position of the shoe. This feature keeps the foot in the perfect position on hard up-strokes and while climbing out of the saddle. As a result, you're powering the pedals comfortably and efficiently. This has been further heightened by a variable stiffness sole construction. Underfoot, the R5 makes use of a carbon-reinforced nylon outsole. And while this keeps costs down, it doesn't inhibit either comfort or power transfer. In fact, the R5 retains a low stack height and a high level of rigidity. Fizik has also engineered-in trace flexibility, so the outsole drives power directly to the pedals while allowing enough movement to guarantee comfort after 80 kilometers.

And on the topic of comfort, Fizik went above and beyond to make the R5 extremely breathable. The R5 features Fizik's Microtex for the support structure of the uppers and nylon mesh for the ventilation windows. Together, these materials keep your feet breathing and comfortable on long summer days in the saddle. And for the insole, Fizik included its own Superlight Insole. And while 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.

  • Microtex uppers
  • Boa closure system
  • Nylon-carbon composite sole
  • Compatible with 3-hole road cleats

Tech Specs

Upper Material:
Microtex
Closure:
Boa IP1
Footbed:
Fizik Cycling Insole
Sole:
carbon reinforced nylon
Cleat Compatibility:
3-hole road
Claimed Weight:
[size 43, single] 9.17 oz
Recommended Use:
cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

Size Chart

Fi'zi:k

Footwear
EUUKUS MENUS WOMENCM
36 3 1/4 4.25 5.75 23
36.5 3 3/4 4.75 6.25 23.35
37 4 1/4 5.25 6.75 23.7
37.5 4 1/2 5.5 7 24
38 5 6 7.5 24.35
38.5 5 1/4 6.25 7.75 24.7
39 5 3/4 6.75 8.25 25
39.5 6 7 8.5 25.35
40 6 1/2 7.5 9 25.7
40.5 7 8 9.5 26
41 7.25 8.25 9.75 26.35
41.5 7.75 8.75

10.25

26.7
42 8 9 10.5 27
42.5 8.5 9.5 11 27.35
43 8.75 9.75 11.25 27.7
43.5 9.25 10.25   28
44 9.75 10.75   28.35
44.5 10 11   28.7
45 10.5 11.5   29
45.5 10.75 11.75   29.35
46 11.25 12.5   30
47 12 13   30.35
48 12.75 13.75   31

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Happy Feet

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 42

Coming off a 2004 Specialized Pro Road cycling shoe that ultimately died on the road. Specialized makes durable shoes and for more than a decade they did their job, however I passed on Spec this time around when looking. Did my research on 5 brands but narrowed it down to LG and Fizik based on my budget, the fit, style, and function (Boa vs rachet). In the end it was a toss up between LG LS-100 and Fizik R5B in white. I have friends who work for Fizik and they told me that I would not be disappointed. I trust them, and me soon wanting to upgrade to a Fizik cockpit on my 2017 SLR02 anyway I decided to go with Fizik in the end.

I favored the R5B due to my bank account that week. I seem to fit well in most 42 so I knew size was good. I wanted a carbon sole, but this time around it wasn't a factor. I'm a long time Speedplay fan as well.

Out of the box, the fit was spot on. The turn of the Boa secured both my feet nicely. Once I attached and positioned my own Zero cleats I took them for a spin. Haven't had a pro fit on my bike yet so have been winging it with my seat(post) position, but how I felt the first few rides in the beginning and on the bike now it seems to be working. Anyways, months later since I first rode the R5B, having approx 500miles since February and broken-in, the shoes are durable, fit well, and are doing their job. No complaints on my end, however, the shoes being white it is always a challenge to keep them clean, but it goes with the territory I guess.

The only current issue I'm dealing with is the right side cleat adjustment. Been dealing with a right side hip issue (running injury) so a lot of focus when riding is always on that. Since my right side is not 100% the cleat-to-shoe-along with the seat adjustment-bothers me like 2.7/10 on longer rides. That's on a personal note tho as once I get a pro fit and more chiropractic care I know the shoes will be 100% proper fit and my feet will be very happy- or something like that Ha



Basically, for the price, these shoes are made very well. Highly recommended not wanting to spend $200 or more and either need something right now or for the next few seasons. The white looks nice. Dedicated Swiftwick wearer and the sock shoe combo keeps my feet spinning daily.

Happy Feet

Hot spots

  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 41.5

I love the way these shoes look but they're not for me. I've worn them on the road once and on the trainer several times. They cause the tendons on the outside part of my foot pain like no shoe ever has before. I tried switching out the insole and it was slightly better but still hurt my foot. I like the boa system but I think the single boa design doesn't allow me to tighten the shoe enough around the ankle without squeezing the mid foot too much. Not a good experience for my first time trying Fizik shoes. Competitive Cyclist has been awesome during my quest to find a new shoes but I think I held on to these too long and I'm going to have get rid of them at a loss.

Great Shoes

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

50 mile ride out of the box no problems great fit

Avg. ride time: 0m per week
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Perfect Fit!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 42.5

I've only had a change to wear these once but love them so far. they fit is perfect for me. I wear a 40 or 42.5 and these were spot on size wise. I felt they had more room in the toe box than giro. They look really really awesome and can't wait to log some miles with them!

Nice, but tight in the toe box

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small

I love my Fizik saddles, so I decided to try the shoes, too. Overall, I'd say they are good shoes, especially at the sale price. Seem to be quite stiff for a carbon mix sole. Excellent quality from what I could tell. However, I found them to be way too tight in the toe box. After just about 20 miles, my toes & across the top of my foot started to hurt. I already had the velcro strap very loose, so I had to keep cranking the boa looser and looser... I wear a size 10 american, and 44.5 in both pearl izumi and shimano shoes without any such problem. I returned them, and am trying the R3B instead.

Nice, but tight in the toe box

$50 to fix?!?!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I have a great pair of Fizik shoes. i really do love them. But the heel pads fell off. (that's a sharp screw sticking out of the bottom of the shoe in the picture).

This seems to be a common issue, based on the number of internet hits. No problem, just order a replacement, right?
http://www.fizik.com/us_en/heel-skid-plate-pair-r3b-shoes.html

Well I couldn't find anyplace in the US to get the heel pads. So I went online and found a support center. They very kindly replied with a link to their website and, for $15, I could get a new pair of little pads.

Except shipping was, and I kid not, $35.

So a total of $50 for two tiny pieces of rubber. OUCH.

$50 to fix?!?!

You're commenting on the R5B shoes, but the link you posted is for the R3 heel replacement. Different shoes, right? So no, does not seem to be so simple. I tried these on at a local store and liked the fit but just noticed there is no apparent way to replace the heel pad. That is, there is no visible screw head either on the outside or inside. By comparison, in the link you posted, there are two screw holes that are not present on the R5 heel.

Good choice for comfort and fit

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 13US

Being new to road cycling, I spent a lot of time researching shoes and doing my own study via different bike shops. I narrowed my choice down to two, Fizik and another manufacturer. I settled on the Fizik's because of the comfort and overall fit. I have no regrets with my decision. They are constructed well and provide the strength via the sole, I needed and wanted. Highly recommend Fizik's and Competitive Cyclist!

First pair of cycling shoes

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I used these handsome shoes, moderately, for about four months, and both the heel pads fell off.

Really nice Shoes

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 44

they are as in the picture, really nice and beautiful, the size is OK, I've ordered size 44, they came 43.5 but they fit OK.
Very confortable shoes in long rides.

Avg. ride time: 6m per week
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Really nice!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 44.5 / 45

These are very pretty shoes that are clearly well made.

I am an 11.5 in New Balance running shoes, 11 in my Innov-8 weight lifting shoes. I tried 11 for these and my left foot was perfect, right foot was just a little too small and on rides over 30 miles my right foot would start to hurt quite a bit and my toes would curl up. That didn't happen with my current Vittoria shoes which are larger. I am exchanging the 44.5 for 45 just to get a touch more toe room in the right side.

For the price these are awesome imo. Buying shoes on the internet is hard if it's the first time with a particular brand.

Fits True to Size

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 45

I wear an 11 US street shoe and the 45 EURO was a tad too large. 44.5 EURO is perfect.

Like others said, they are a bit narrow, but that works perfect for me.

Super stiff. The BOA system is nice.

Fair Price and Great Comfort

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 42

I was back and forth between these shoes and the Mavic Zxellium. I went with the Fiziks because I prefer the boa closure system which makes for an easily achieved proper fit and adjustments on the move. Also for I heard the Mavics were overly stiff and I didn't want to pay 300+ dollars for a shoe. I wear a 9 and ordered a 42 which is slightly more narrow in the toe than I hoped but not enough to warrant a bigger size. These shoes have a sleek look, good fit, and a fair pricepoint, whats not to love.

Avg. ride time: 1h 40m per week
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Great Fit, Great Look!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 42.5

I previously wore a 43 in Specialized shoes, but after trying on some fi'zi:ks at a local shop, I decided 42.5 would be better. These fit perfectly. For the size, they are a bit narrower than my specialized shoe, which fits my foot very well. The look is unparalleled at this price. In white, they are the best looking shoes I've seen, in my opinion. At first, the tongue, which is short and a stiff combination of leather(ette?) and mesh, dug into the front of my ankle. The first couple rides were pretty painful and I started to develop a sore. By the third ride, the tongue had begun to soften and I don't even notice it anymore.

Avg. ride time: 9m per week
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Fizik R5

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 45.5

very comfortable, extremely light and they look great. I wear a size 10.5 US so I went with a 45.5 and I recommend going to a shoe store and measuring your foot. I always thought I was a size 11. Make sure you check the size chart and if you have to call competitive cyclists I did and they were a lot of help. No complaints

Are they waterproof?

The outer sole is leather (or a leather-like) material with perforated holes covering almost the entire shoe. I would imagine during light rain/fog they'd be able to repel water ok, but not water proof when it's raining.

Avg. ride time: 1h 16m per week
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It's true...awesome.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I started road cycling just over 3 months ago and went with clips a month ago. I chose this pair of cycling shoes due to the overwhelmingly positive reviews (bikeradar, road, etc) about how comfortable they were.

They truly are VERY comfortable. I never wore cycling shoes and my initial thoughts were that they would be hard, shaped, inflexible, etc, but Fizik has a winner on their hands.

The ability to pop open the dial for an immediate release is ingenious. It makes taking them off effortless.

The styling of the white pair looks great and goes with every outfit color scheme.

They are very light, but do not feel flimsy or cheap. It's very solid. It's great Italian quality.

Some of the things I don't like are: (1) when very well tightened, the dial digs through into your feet. You will feel it and it's somewhat uncomfortable when riding. You get relief by loosening the dial a few clicks, but it might introduce a tiny bit more flex.

I typically wear size 42.5 US, so I purchased both the 42 and 42.5. My feet are slightly wider and the 42.5 provided the width I needed. The 42 was snug, but a little narrow.

Here's what's strange...the two pairs had slight differences and I bought them only two weeks apart. My 42 has a reflective heel stripe and a metal band on the toe velcro. The 42.5's heel stripe was not reflective. It was some faux leather and it was without the metal band on the velcro. I don't know if Fizik changed something or not, but I had a bad feeling the 42.5 I got could have been a counterfeit. The design seemed backwards. Maybe it was an older model...

Either way, great shoes! Buy it!

Great shoe, reasonable price!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I switched to this shoe from the Sidi Wire. I just found the Wire to be uncomfortable.

The R5B is a super comfortable shoe, and needed absolutely no break-in period! The boa system is easy to adjust, as you can turn the dial to tighten or loosen in small increments. And just pull the dial out to release. Sizing is spot on. I wear a size 11 street shoe, and bought the 46 in these. Perfect fit. The sole is not as stiff as carbon soles like on the Wire, but it is stiff enough to prevent comfort issues.

Bottom line is that I love these shoes, and would highly recommend giving them a try! My wife rides the same shoe, and loves them as much as I do.

Hi there! I am also thinking of switching from the Wire. Did you downsize a bit or you bought the same size as the Wire?
Thanks !!!

Same size, mir102429227. The Fizik may actually be just a tad bit more snug fitting.

I love these shoes

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These shoes are great... I commute at night, so its very important that the reflective part of the shoes works, and it does!

Super comfortable and reasonably priced. Highly recommend. Love the BOA

Ready to Shred the dirt

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

What! only $185 for these sweet bad boys. Still amazed by how sweet these bad boys are. Love these shoes, 2nd time Fizik shoe user, so stoked on the boa dial. Will be for sure getting the road r5 next. The m5 is light, fits like a glove and super durable.