Fizik R5 and M6 Boa Uomo Shoe Range

 

R5 BOA UOMO – MENS

We’ve always loved Fizik 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.

 

Fizik R5 Boa Uomo Mens

 

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


 

 

 

R5 BOA UOMO – WOMENS

An ill-fitting bike is a bad thing. When your ride mileage routinely measures in the triple digits, however, an ill-fitting shoe may be worse. Too tight and circulation is cut off; too loose and slippage causes painful blisters. Skiers and snowboarders have known for years: for a perfect fit almost nothing beats the Boa system. The Fizik R5 Donna Boa Women’s Shoe takes advantage of the incredible precision of the Boa system while maintaining extraordinary ventilation, tough durability, and impressive light weight.

The R5’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 four separate anchor points for complete control all the way up to the tongue. For extreme control over volume, or simply to efficiently clean the inside of the shoe, Fizik designed the tongue pad to be fully-removable.

 

Fizik R5 Boa Uomo Ladies Shoe

 

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.

 


 

 

FIZIK M6 BOA UOMO

The men’s M6B Uomo Boa Shoes bring Fizik’s classy, modern style to the dirt with durability and functionality to weather hard corners and technical trails. They feature a carbon reinforced nylon sole, which isn’t quite as stiff as the top-end, full carbon fare, but also carries with it a much more wallet-friendly price tag.

The upper is fashioned from a mix of Microtex and nylon mesh, blending protection and breathability to keep your feet safe and cool. A BOA straps crosses the top of the foot, while two hook-and-loop straps span the midfoot and forefoot for a comfortable, customized fit that’s easily adjustable on the fly. Underfoot, rubber lugs provide easy walkability and grip during hike-a-bike situations.

 

Fizik M6 Boa Uomo MTB Shoes - New Zealand

 

TECH SPECS

Upper Material: Microtex, nylon mesh
Closure: BOA IP1, 2 hook-and-loop straps
Footbed: Fizik Cycling Insole
Midsole: carbon-reinforced nylon
Sole: rubber
Cleat Compatibility: 2-bolt mountain
Claimed Weight: [size 42.5] 385 g
Recommended Use: mountain bike
Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years