Fizik R3 road shoes £59.99 @ planet-x-bikes
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Fizik R3 road shoes £59.99 @ planet-x-bikes

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Found 11th Aug 2013
Back in stock, reduced from £249.99! Bargain, they also have the Fizik R3 for £119.99, reduced from £299.99. Free delivery also.
Designed by Fizik, road tested by some of the most elite cyclists in the world. The R3 is the real deal, from the packaging inwards every detail has been agonised over until ready to be released into the world.

The same carbon sole as the R1 but with slightly less Kangaroo leather and more Microtex in the uppers. The way the shoes are designed mean they simply mould to the foot in no time at all.

The sail cloth straps and aluminium buckle keep the foot secure even when your spinning faster than the speed of light. The cut of the R3 is roomier than that of a SIDI, and in our testing they comes up pretty much bang on your shoe size.

These prices are incredible, especially for a shoe that is still considered top of the range and worn by the most elite racers the sport has to offer. Lots of stock in.

Kangaroo Leather/Microtex upper
3D Flex System Carbon Outsole
Sail cloth closure straps
Aluminium buckle
Fi'zi:k ergonomic design Insole
Weight: 258g (Size 43)
Sizes: 40-47(inc half sizes) and 48
Compatible with any 3 bolt cleat system (SPD-SL/Look Keo/Delta)

41 Comments

Banned

I blame Wiggle

Cracking price. Here's a review bikeradar.com/gea…081

Think they'd be a bit too narrow for my foot unfortunately.

Great shout cheers

greencode

Cracking price. Here's a review … Cracking price. Here's a review http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/clothing/shoes/product/review-fizik-r3-uomo-11-45081Think they'd be a bit too narrow for my foot unfortunately.



I thought that, but then read this review
pelotonmagazine.com/Goo…iew

...anyone got these? I have them waiting in my shopping basket.

spoon_2000

I thought that, but then read this … I thought that, but then read this reviewhttp://www.pelotonmagazine.com/Goods/content/11/615/Road-Tested-Fizik-R3-Review...anyone got these? I have them waiting in my shopping basket.



Umm, I reckon it could be a get them and see. If you need to return them then they charge £3.50 with Collect+ so not bad anyway.

Nice. These look like a cross between chav shoes, weightlifting shoes and a pair of your finest ten pin bowling shoes!

You won't look 'special' in these at all...

Got a pair delivered today. (Well 2 pair) great shoe for the money.
They are a little on the large side for sizing. I'd normally take a 42 and have decided to keep the 41.5 reckon I could have even taken a 41. Quite a high arch in these too. Felt good when riding , especially out the seat climbing. I'm happy.
Best regards.
a "special"

scoobdriver

Got a pair delivered today. (Well 2 pair) great shoe for the money. They … Got a pair delivered today. (Well 2 pair) great shoe for the money. They are a little on the large side for sizing. I'd normally take a 42 and have decided to keep the 41.5 reckon I could have even taken a 41. Quite a high arch in these too. Felt good when riding , especially out the seat climbing. I'm happy. Best regards. a "special"



Are they a narrow fit? Some reviews seem to say yes, whereas others say no!

Don't seem narrow to me. But I've only had shimano to compare to. They hold the heel well and as I say I feel the high arch , but it's more in a supportive way than a tight narrow. Sorry can't be more help. At this price it may be worth a visit , or the return postage. As I say I got 2 with the intention of keeping the best fit pair.

Banned

M1LFHunter

Nice. These look like a cross between chav shoes, weightlifting shoes and … Nice. These look like a cross between chav shoes, weightlifting shoes and a pair of your finest ten pin bowling shoes!You won't look 'special' in these at all...


You're missing the point - these are roadie shoes, they are meant to look stupid otherwise they wouldn't fit in with the rest of the ensemble

Bought these to go with my new iron-man outfit, thanks

Thanks, finally got some this time after missing out last time, got a 48 so hopefully they are big enough.

M1LFHunter

Nice. These look like a cross between chav shoes, weightlifting shoes and … Nice. These look like a cross between chav shoes, weightlifting shoes and a pair of your finest ten pin bowling shoes!You won't look 'special' in these at all...



It depends if you're defining special in a non politically correct way, then you certainly would.

scoobdriver

Don't seem narrow to me. But I've only had shimano to compare to. They … Don't seem narrow to me. But I've only had shimano to compare to. They hold the heel well and as I say I feel the high arch , but it's more in a supportive way than a tight narrow. Sorry can't be more help. At this price it may be worth a visit , or the return postage. As I say I got 2 with the intention of keeping the best fit pair.



Thanks for this, ordered a 44.5 and 45 - as it's only £3.50 to return the order I reckoned it best to get the 2 pairs. The amount of times I've ordered shoes only to get them and realise I need a different size!

SanTokiMTB

You're missing the point - these are roadie shoes, they are meant to look … You're missing the point - these are roadie shoes, they are meant to look stupid otherwise they wouldn't fit in with the rest of the ensemble



Yawn...another troll trying to start a Road vs MTB dispute...Can't spend that much time on your mountain bike if you spend most of it looking for arguments.

Sonic Shoes?

I wear size 45 Specialized mtb shoes, any idea how these compare for fit as I am about to by a road bike from this outfit.

I went up half a size, did the trick for me :-)

Ordered a pair, they are great, the sizing is very true so would suggest sticking to your normal shoe size, having had a pair of sidi and dhb ones in the past these feel a step up with the fit and quality , haven't been out on them yet but impressed, also while your at it they have vermarc neoprene overshoes at £11.99 which are quite good

Hope they're worth it- I ordered a cycling jersey from planet x and it stank of BO - put me if buying from them.

thanks op. hope the advice on sizing is correct. i normally wear 44-45 in shimano, but have ordered 43.5 as my normal shoe size is 9.

Good price but prefer spds.

llywmog

thanks op. hope the advice on sizing is correct. i normally wear 44-45 … thanks op. hope the advice on sizing is correct. i normally wear 44-45 in shimano, but have ordered 43.5 as my normal shoe size is 9.

I think you'll be good.

Banned

matty9815

Yawn...another troll trying to start a Road vs MTB dispute...Can't spend … Yawn...another troll trying to start a Road vs MTB dispute...Can't spend that much time on your mountain bike if you spend most of it looking for arguments.


Hehe, whatever fella. Obviously hit a sore nerve
Oh, and I have a full carbon road bike, as well as an MTB incidentally, so I can sit on either side
Edited by: "SanTokiMTB" 13th Aug 2013

spoon_2000

I thought that, but then read this … I thought that, but then read this reviewhttp://www.pelotonmagazine.com/Goods/content/11/615/Road-Tested-Fizik-R3-Review...anyone got these? I have them waiting in my shopping basket.



I got these in a sale, not as good a deal as these and I''m liking them, not as narrow as my Sidi but just as well made, I particularly like the sail cloth pull over. Lets face it at this price you could try them and if they don't work for you, you'd get your money back on ebay. BTW they come in the nicest box, which is everything

Just to confirm what everyone else is saying after receiving mine today.

Sizing is spot on. I wear a 10.5 shoes when I can find them and ordered these in this size! The fit is snug and comfortable, could not be happier.

They also look a lot better in the flesh than on the pictures!

Got mine today, really nice shoes and thankfully they don't actually look as "flashy" as they look in the pictures. I am slightly in between sizes though as I usually take a size 10 (44.5) and ordered a 44.5 and 45. It turned out the 45's were spot on. So I would advise anyone that's in between sizes in normal shoes to order 2 pairs and send one back - for the sake of the £3.50 return postage fee.

Thought I'd jump in as well with a comment about sizes. First off - They're fantastic shoes. Mine arrived today and they really are a quality pair! As for sizes, I normally take size 9 in shoes/trainers and 9.5 in cycling shoes. I ordered a size 9 in the R3s and they were absolutely spot on. Go for your normal shoe size rather than your normal cycling shoe size.

There is no comparison.

M1LFHunter

There is no comparison.



Urmmmm, to what?

To anybody curious about sizing. The Wiggle sizing chart is spot on. It's really hard for me to get the right cycling shoe size as I'm a 9.5UK. I got my R3s today, and the 44 is absolutely spot on, better fit than my Sidi 5 Pro in 45.
Hope this helps.
Great find OP.

Thanks OP.

Arrived yesterday and compared to my dhb 1.0 shoes for not much less, there is a noticeable improvement in comfort, fit and power transfer.

As others have commented they are narrower than other shoes I've tried but got me perfect. This reduces lateral movement and improves getting more power into the pedal. Although subjective I feel I can get more for the same effort and on my bog standard 65k training loop I took 8 minutes less with no obvious changes in conditions from when I used the dhbs.

Thumbs up from me.

When walking in them (I know I won't be walking in them!) I get a bit of heel slip. I have a 44.5 and 45 and get the same heel slip in both pairs. Is this normal?

Really tricky to tell whether these are right for me until I get out on the bike, but I then won't be able to return them should they not be right for me.

took them out for 20 miles test yesterday. had to adjust twice for correct cleat position. at first they felt extremely comfortable, almost floating! power transfer very good. however, i'm not sure my foot is suited to the raised arch. i started getting an ache in the arch of my foot. will readjust them today and go out for another test today, bit the jury is still out on whether or not these are suitable. it will be a shame if they aren't because they're lovely shoes.

same thing today. will try them with flatter insoles tomorrow.

llywmog

same thing today. will try them with flatter insoles tomorrow.



Tbh, when I was just wearing them in around the house (be careful if you do this when walking down the stairs!!!) I found that the side of my foot was aching and I put it down to the insoles. I then changed to some insoles I had in my Nike trainers that were flatter but still had a slight arch and the pain in the side of my foot went.

Annoyingly still not had a chance to try them in the real world as yet as I've put my back out!

50 miles with flatter insole. still not comfortable enough what a shame.

greencode

Tbh, when I was just wearing them in around the house (be careful if you … Tbh, when I was just wearing them in around the house (be careful if you do this when walking down the stairs!!!) I found that the side of my foot was aching and I put it down to the insoles. I then changed to some insoles I had in my Nike trainers that were flatter but still had a slight arch and the pain in the side of my foot went.Annoyingly still not had a chance to try them in the real world as yet as I've put my back out!



UPDATE: old thread now, but just in case somebody is interested in these shoes:

I persevered with the shoes (including the original soles provided) on a few more rides and my foot appears to be getting used to the high arch now.

happy days!

llywmog

UPDATE: old thread now, but just in case somebody is interested in these … UPDATE: old thread now, but just in case somebody is interested in these shoes:I persevered with the shoes (including the original soles provided) on a few more rides and my foot appears to be getting used to the high arch now. happy days!



I finally managed to get out on my bike this weekend and the first day I was experiencing aching on the bottom outer sides of each foot. The second day the aching wasn't as bad so I'm just hoping that it's just a case of getting used to the shoes. Tbh, this is the first time I've had a proper pair of stiff cycling shoes so I reckon it could just be that.

greencode

I finally managed to get out on my bike this weekend and the first day I … I finally managed to get out on my bike this weekend and the first day I was experiencing aching on the bottom outer sides of each foot. The second day the aching wasn't as bad so I'm just hoping that it's just a case of getting used to the shoes. Tbh, this is the first time I've had a proper pair of stiff cycling shoes so I reckon it could just be that.



if it helps, it has taken at least 130 miles for me to get used to the high arch. i read online somewhere that initial discomfort from high arches is common.
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