The R3 Uomo was once said to be, quote on quote, fi’zi:k’s entry level road shoe, however do not let this label fool you! The R3 Uomo is all but an entry level shoe, and more so a premium road shoe that sports a minimalist, classic look, bursting with top of the line features. At the forefront of the R3’s high performance is the upper suited with fi’zi:k’s Kangaroo Leather/Nylon Mesh material for high comfort and durability. The Velcro straps employ Sail Cloth Resistant material which is made for the ocean environment meaning they don’t stretch, fade or fatigue. Comfort is further optimized by the fi’zi:k Cycling insole, ergonomically padded with traditional EVA foam to reduce pressure at areas of power transfer. The Carbon Fiber outsole also keeps weight minimal while providing an insanely stiff platform for superior power transfer and acceleration as you make the final attack late in the race. Need we mention the R3 Uomo is handmade in Italy?