Fizik Vento Powerstrap R2 Aeroweave: A bike shoe unlike any other
What makes it unusual? Well, there are two reasons.
The first reason is the shoe's unprecedented upper material and design. The material used is called the Aeroweave, which is a woven fabric that is integrated with nylon fibers and thermoplastic polymer. The result is a shiny looking, see-through mesh. The weave varies throughout the shoe to promote next-level airflow and support in key areas.
Second is its Powerstrap closure. The Vento Powerstrap R2 Aeroweave employs two large Velcro straps that resemble car seatbelts. Each strap is responsible for either the lockdown of the instep or the midfoot area. This closure works by wrapping around the foot in just a tug of the strap while distributing pressure evenly.
This last portion is not unusual, but it is worth mentioning as it plays a significant part in the shoe's high-performance. We're talking about its R2 outsoles, which are made from pure carbon fiber designed to reduce weight and provide increased stiffness. It has the highest stiffness index in Fizik's index chart.
Who is it for? This bike shoe is recommended to cyclists who value the following elements in their gear:
- Optimal breathability
- Easy to use closure system
- Super lightweight footgear
- Sleek-looking bike shoes
- Uniquely designed cycling footwear
- Very stiff outsoles for excellent power transfer