Why We Like The Fizik Vento Powerstrap R2 Aeroweave Cycling Shoe
Designed for road racing at the highest level, the Vento Powerstrap R2 Aeroweave’s structure and breathability give us the competitive edge and is the lightest and stiffest shoe in Fi'zi:k’s line. The Aeroweave upper creates an open weave that is both durable and breathable, while the Powerstrap closure provides a wrap-around secure fit at a light weight. Fi'zi:k’s R2 unidirectional carbon sole is the stiffest from Fi'zi:k, making sure every ounce of effort transfers from foot to crank. The cleat mounting on the R2 is set back slightly, closer to the midfoot, which allows for more ergonomic cleat position for more aggressive riding.
- Road racing shoe with unparalleled breathability and stiffness
- Aeroweave upper enhances air flow for better cooling while riding hard
- Durable nylon and thermoplastic polymers resist wear and hold shape
- Powerweave closure provides enveloping fit for greater comfort and efficiency
- R2 carbon sole’s stiffness for optimal power transfer
- Cleat position set-back slightly for better ergonomics and fit
- Item #FIZZ02S
- Upper Material
- Powerstrap hook-and-loop
- R2 Carbon
- Cleat Compatibility
- Claimed Weight
- [single, size 42.5] 7.2oz (205g)
- road cycling
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 2 years
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June 14, 2022
Pretty nice shoe, a bit narrow
- I've put it through the wringer
I've never been accused of having wide feet. I've never bought wide shoes. I often find the toe box of shoes to be more spacious than I ever need. These are still a bit narrow. The sizing is a bit weird. I have european sized dress shoes and the equivalents for Fizik EU to US is wacky. I wear a size 12 US and the 46 is like 12.23. Some fraction that isn't a thing in US shoes that I've ever seen. Like some sites reviews of the shoes have said the material is like a denser trucker cap back. I figured I'd really feel all the air through my feet and even with some thinner cycling socks it doesn't feel that breezey. This was a key factor in buying these over the Vento Infinito Knit Carbon 2 as what reviews I could find said these were the most breathable and breezey shoes. I live in CA where during the summer most of my rides are in the 90 to 115 degree range for 5 or so months of the year. The soles are stiff. Not sure how stiff compared to others as I have only tried one other pair that didn't work out. The velcro is easy to take on and off. The 3 hole slots go back fairly far. Apparently in reading reviews in the past Fizik shoes did not go as far back towards the heel as people would like. But it goes back far enough for me that I think I might need to move them towards the toe a bit.
Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com
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