The best fit in HISS-tory.
Improving upon the already unbelievable R3 Donna Women’s Cycling Shoe isn’t an easy thing to do. Leave it to the folks at Fizik to make great even greater. 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 R3’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 an extreme control over volume, or simply to efficiently clean the inside of the shoe, Fizik designed the tongue pad to be fully-removable.
To further control slippage, the R3 Donna 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. The base layer is an ultra-stiff carbon fiber-reinforced plate.
Fizik went above and beyond to make the R3 extremely breathable. This might not be obvious, given the R3's lack of traditional mesh ventilation. However, the uppers of the shoe feature Fizik's own Microtex microfiber—the same material used on Fizik saddles and bar tape. This material keeps your feet breathing and comfortable on long summer days in the saddle. And for the insole, Fizik included its own Cycling 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.
- Q & A
I own several pairs of cycling shoes and these are by far my favorite. I didn’t have the issue with them running large like everyone else. I ordered a size down because of the other comments and wish I had gotten them true to size.
Cool but run very large!
- Fit: Runs large
These shoes look and feel great! The white and blue is a nice contrast and they are perfectly ventilated so your feet will not get too hot or too cold! I like the boa closure and the small velcro closure across the top. The boa is great for on the fly adjustments. However, know that these shoes run very large. I wear a 40.5 in Giro and sized down to a 39.5 in these to make sure I got the perfect fit. If you need help picking out the right shoe for your rides shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call to my direct line at 801.204.4577!
Don't use the sizing chart.
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: 40.5
Got these for the wife for Christmas. Sizing chart to convert from Euro to U.S. is for men's shoes, not women's. Shoes are way to big for her, and now she's going into a professional bike fit without shoes that fit her. Please edit your page so that nobody else has to go through this.
Need very wide feet?
- Fit: Runs large
I wear size 40 (W 8.5), so by no means do I have small feet, but the front of these shoes was WAY too wide. Top view photo in this post doesn't reflect this, but I promise they are. Noticed the minute I slipped on, would have been sliding around inside if I had biked in them. Not sure who these would be the ideal fit for.