The Fizik R5B Donna women’s road cycling shoes are a top of the range pair of cycling slippers for women seeking comfort and excellent power transfer. At this price, you might expect full carbon soles – but Fizik have opted for carbon reinforced nylon, which can be a little less stiff (though perhaps more comfortable). They have however also provided a quality Microtex upper and top end Boa closure system.
Category 2 racer and Norwood Paragon development rider Rosie Lethbridge put them to the test….
Your shoes are arguably one of the most important pieces of equipment, second only to your saddle, when it comes to comfort on the bike. The Fizik R5B Donna shoes come in at £119.99 and claim to be one of the finest pairs of shoes at this price range.
The R5B shoes are specifically designed for women – Fizik have put a special focus on the upper panel which has been specially shaped for the female foot, as well as creating a narrower heel cup and lower forefoot to allow for greater comfort whilst allowing for optimum performance. With the growth of women’s cycling and the genuine and proven differences in male and female feet this can only be a good thing.
Aesthetically the shoes are simple, clean and professional looking – using two differing colours: a base of dark matte grey with a complimenting pink on the Fizik logo, undershoe and on the internal lining. As well as being an attractive looking shoe, these also feature reflective inserts which increase visibility on your rides in dark and foggy weather conditions. That’s another reason to ride through the impending winter!