Fizik Aria R3 Road Shoes
Fizik Aria R3 Road Shoes
Double boa racer shoe with carbon outsole and volume control fit for a combination of comfort and performance. The R3 Aria’s Microtex upper is hard-wearing, light, and resilient with enough flexibility to ensure comfort for every rider’s foot, but strong enough to withstand the demands of racing – without any weight penalty. The diamond-shaped laser-cut perforations help temperature management and breathability. The laser perforated mircrotex upper is breathable and cleans up really well.
- Volume control: The lower Boa controls toe box volume. The offset position means the front of the shoe wraps across the foot making it much more adaptable to different foot shapes.
- Vented carbon outsole with replaceable heel tab, Heel gripper on the inside of the shoe
- Full carbon fibre, ventilated outsole.
- Laser-perforated Microtex upper (as used on fi’zi:k saddle covers: lighter than leather, very durable, good in wet conditions, breathable and cleans up well).
- Double BOA IP1-B closure system (tri-modal: tighten, loosen and complete release)
- Neutral fit to accommodate the majority of foot shapes
- Volume control and dynamic arch support to give the ultimate fit
- Fi’zi:k Cycling Insole
- Weight: 243g (size 42.5)
Yash TrivediGood looking and very stiff shoes. Held my foot in place most of the time. However, had some sores on the top of my foot and never really got along with the footbed
David WallisI’ll submit a more detailed review after I’ve ridden a few miles with these shoes but first impressions are very good. They fit true to size, I’m a 42 in regular shoes and these fit very nicely in a 42. The Boa dials are spot on for micro adjustment and the wrapover front works well for my feet- other designs really gape at the front. Great quality, and the sole feels really thin.
Mr WaiteExcellent shoes. Look good and felt great straight out of the box.
ZodGoBoomSuper light, flexible enough upper, and comfortable enough for my big feet. Stiff sole, great style.
Mr Thomson2nd pair of Fizik road shoes, very comfortable worth the money. Great style and if they wear as well as the old pair I won’t need to replace them for 2-3 years.
Mr stangerExcellent service from Merlin and the shoes are very comfortable, and easy to adjust, on the move fine adjustment is easy. Shoes very breathable and at a fantastic price. Thanks Merlin.
Dr GordonExcellent shoes, very stiff. Slight warning about sizing - I'm a UK 11 and fizik advise you to size up so I went with the 46, or 11.25. these felt too big unfortunately so had to return for a 45.5 (10.75) which were more like it. Great adjustability and look really sleek.
RyanGreat shoes, really comfortable and have taken no time at all to get used to. Great service from Merlin as well.
Mr ChrisBought a size 45, I'm a size 10/45 in normal shoes and my other Sidi and Giro shoes, the R3's in size 45 are much larger than those, I can actually fit a finger down heel cup when they're on! My advice is to go one size smaller, but be prepared to have to return if in between sizes. Also a size 45 shoe was 298gms, a lot heavier than I was expecting.
DannypsmythGreat looking shoes, hard wearing (so far) and easy to adjust. Very light with very stiff sole. I have wide feet so went for 44 rather than my usual 43.5. Comfortable so far, a little stiff at the front of the ankle but I'm hoping this will soften over time.
cdsumerlinShoes are excellent quality, beautiful design, and glove-like fit, with superior stiffness. Looking forward to years of riding with them!
Mr PhimisterSuper happy with these shoes. Had a previous version (lower model) Fizik's in the past but decided to upgrade to the R3's. Could not be happier. The Dual boa setup allows you to dial in perfectly. The shoe is also super stiff (carbon sole) which allows you to really give it some in the saddle. The heel cup has a great semi sticky pad where your sock won't ride/rub. Highly recommend.
Mr BurnellThis is a superbly comfortable shoe, partly due to the boa dial fastenings. Fit for me was just right, as per the size chart. Expensive? A top class premium shoe, lightweight, stiff and comfortable for even the longest rides or hardest races.
Mr ThimotGorgeous shoes and great fit. Very stiff and great adjustability with the two boas
Mr DubeGreat support and comfort
Mr CarrollSuper light versus my previous pair. Bought to try help with the numbness in my toes and they really help. They do feel a bit tight at first in the toe box area but they do stretch. Super quality shoe.
Scott AylesHave been a fan of Fizik Shoes for a while, current ones needed replacing (code for I like the look of these ones better). The Aria R3 fit like a glove and would recommend these to anyone
DavidRuns a half size small, so had to return. Shame as these are beautiful, high-quality shoes.
Steve JonesGreat performance, stylish and fantastic value through Merlin, as always. Fit is perfect.
Mr StanleyInitial reaction when I got these out the box was that they are a very nicely made shoe and look good too. Locking system works well and they are very comfortable, which is always an issue as I have wide feet. I bought these as I had difficulty in setting up the cleats on my Mavic shoes. Positioning of the cleat receptacles are not too far forward on the R3s and I now have the ideal shoe set up for me. I would recommend these shoes so far, although I haven't spent 5 hours+ in them yet.
Francisco Garciniexcellent, comfortable.
Mr LoweAbsolutely wonderful riding shoes. Probably my very best purchase since I got back into riding 18 months ago. Fabulous quality, great fit, and have definitely improved my riding since getting them just two weeks ago.
Mr HeadThe BOA system is really nice with these shoes, it locks your foot in position nicely. Being able to adjust the tension mid ride is also a nice feature!
Mr HeadGreat pair of shoes, really nice quality. Some people recommended to go up half a size - however I found they fit true to size.
DanLove the BOA system. Feels comfortable, light and stiff
Mr TanShipping to Singapore took 2 weeks, which was slower than the stated 8 working days, but the stiffness of this shoe provides really phenomenal power transfer through my pedals (upgraded from nylon sole). No need to worry much about the discrepancies in shoe sizes either - the dual boa dials allow a lot of leeway for tightening, so getting a slighter larger size shouldn't be a problem. Fit was great too, the included fizik insole was very suitable for people with flat feet like me.
Mr CantrellThese shoes are very good and comfortable. I ordered a size larger than I normally take and that was the right decision as they are a good fit.
Mr FareyStylish, stiff & comfortable at a great price.
ARNELThis is my 1st non-SIDI shoe and I am so glad that I made the right decision. Now I wonder why I spent a lot for the other 3 when I could have a better shoe at a cheaper price... very comfortable and stiff....
Mr QuickWhat a cracking pair of shoes. Sizing is spot on, plenty of room to wiggle my toes and the dual boa system allows good adjustment for my high arches.
RFCCI have a normal/wide foot (6’3” @ 105kg for perspective) and always struggled to find the correct shoe. This shoe is as good as it gets, I’m size 11, and size 11 fits perfectly (just like the perfect Asics trainers!). If you’ve never tried Fizik, you must. There is no doubt about my next pair, Fizik all the way. Oh, and importantly they look and feel fantastic.
Mr Steve KaterelosGreat shoes, comfortable, light and easy to adjust. I would recommend to any keen cyclist.
SzabolcsThe shoe is really premium, I liked it very much. Unfortunately I had to send it back because the fit was not good for me. My feet were too wide for it.
TrevorHave only used on a couple of rides so far, but I'm very impressed. They fit very well ... I have high arches and narrow feet. They don't have a tongue, but use a wrap over style ... I was surprised at how comfortable this was. The Boa dials are great and can be used to both loosen and tighten the fit. They look great ... very stylish. On the bike, they feel very 'connected' and secure, the heel cup holds my foot nicely without any heel lift. Overall a great shoe.
Mr RönnholmVery good shoe, good fitting and is very comfy
Mr BrotheridgeThese are a great pair of shoes and a big step up from my old pair. They were comfy from the box and the sizing is spot on as per my normal shoe size. A great price as well.
Mr Mc DonaldShoes fit like glove great value for money I have now ordered a white pair.