Ive always had issues with my feet on the bike and after trying shoes from Specialized, Shimano, Gaerne and Sidi Fizik Infinito R1 is the first shoe that is problem free for me. Shoes are a personal preference, but I find the volume control aspect of the shoes to be more than just marketing hype. I have a wide forefoot that usually causes pain on the outside edges of the foot, but I have not felt that at all with these shoes so far.
Its also hard to argue with the style of Fiziks shoes! I have the white version and find them easy to keep clean.
My only cons of these shoes would be that the outside sole seems to mar very easily and they are not the most lightweight shoes out there. There are no coversprotectors on the front of the shoe, so if youre not careful while walking they can scratch very easily. The heel similarly is not very durable, but is replaceable.
I came from a pair of 44.5 Specialized S-Works road shoes. I tried a 44, 44.5 and 45 in the Fiziks and the 44.5 fit spot on.
I have yet to try this shoe but look forward with great anticipation. I put the shoes on just to make sure they fit okay. From this initial impression, I think it will be great. The material feels great and the boa dial seems better than my top of the line Sidis.i can post another review when I use them finally.
The Fizik R1is an excellent shoe-it is good looking, easy to enterexit, easy to adjust on the ride, and comfortable. It was also an excellent purchase as I bought them from BTD while on a Gold Express Deal. I also like that the heel plug is replaceable which will certainly extend the life of the shoe.