By Toby Hill
POZZOLEONE, Italy (BRAIN) — The Artica R5 shoe is designed for road riding through cold and rain, providing warmth, comfort, protection and performance in harsh winter conditions while still being lightweight and stiff.
The Artica R5’s Internal Speed Lacing system makes fitting to the rider’s foot shape quick and accurate. Its Microtex Reinforced Shell offers structured support, while the Breathable Membrane maximizes airflow. The waterproof outer is easy to clean, and the waterproof zip ensures that the worst of the weather stays out.
The light and stiff carbon composite outsole is combined with Fizik’s supportive and comfortable Winter Edition Cycling Insole, which features a fleece upper and an insulating aluminum foil on the underside for all-season warmth.
Suggested retail: $230.