fizik’s breathable Grand Tour-winning knitted-upper road shoe is now available in special edition Movistar Team colorway.
Riders can stay cool in style with fizik Infinito R1 Knit Movistar Team, the pinnacle of high-end comfort and performance, now with the special Movistar Team blue-on-blue colorway, as worn on this year’s WorldTour races by Movistar Team riders including Jose Rojas, Carlos Betancur and Marc Soler, and, on Women’s WorldTour races, by Movistar Women Team riders including Roxane Fournier and Sheyla Gutierrez.
The special Infinito R1 Knit Movistar Team shoe is available from fizik.com in a limited edition of just 118 pairs – celebrating the 118 Grand Tour stages won by riders from the Movistar Team. From the first victory for the team, then known as ‘Reynolds’, when Dominique Arnaud claimed Stage 16 of the 1980 Vuelta a España into Leon, to the two stages taken by eventual Maglia Rosa winner Richard Carapaz, in this year’s Giro d’Italia.
Upper and closure
The lightweight, highly ventilated, comfortable knitted fabric works in harmony with the proven technology of fizik’s fitment and closure systems and, combined with pro rider feedback, takes comfort, fit and performance to new levels.
Infinito R1 Knit Movistar Team is named after its unique fabric and the new Infinito Closure System; an evolution in adjustable shoe fit and comfort. The Infinito Closure System is a new dimension of infinite fit providing maximum comfort, with its double Boa® IP1-B closure system threading steel-coated nylon laces in an infinite configuration, micro-adjusting to enclose the upper forefoot. The use of carefully positioned textile guides eliminates pressure points.
The Infinito R1 Knit Movistar Team’s Dynamic Arch Support system works with the Increased Volume Control upper to adapt perfectly to fit any rider’s foot, with the knitted material offering optimum flexibility along with support. The new Infinito mesh footbed combines structured support for further enhanced comfort so riders can focus on results.
Infinito R1 Knit Movistar Team provides ventilation like no other cycling footwear. The advanced weave of ultra high-strength fibers delivers exceptional ventilation for staying cool under pressure.
Working with the knitted upper, temperature management is enhanced by the full unidirectional carbon fiber outsole. Its vent and exhaust system is designed to stay cool, even when putting down the power in the hottest riding conditions. The sole is engineered to produce a highly stiff, light sole, the UD carbon also gives riders the best power transfer possible.
Perfect for every pro
The variety of specialisms and styles of the Movistar Team and Movistar Women Team riders wearing Infinito R1 Knit Movistar Team demonstrate how versatile the shoe is, benefiting climbing, sprinting and track specialists, one-day heroes, GC contenders and domestiques, and of course all with different foot shapes, power outputs and riding characteristics…
The men include Jose Rojas, the double former Spanish Road Champion, known as a sprinter with versatility to break; Carlos Betancur, Colombian climber, and Paris-Nice winner; Hector Carretero and Antonio Pedrero, Spanish domestiques who worked tirelessly in 2019 Giro d’Italia; and Jaime Castrillo Spanish U23 TT champion. And then there’s Marc Soler: the 2018 Paris-Nice winner showed his form and style with a brave final-stage attack, and went on to make his Tour de France debut last year – he’s looking stronger than ever this year after his return from injury.
The women include Roxane Fournier, the strong French rider with her incredible track pedigree, and stage winner at La Route de France; Sheyla Gutierrez, the versatile former Spanish road champion and Giro d’Italia Femminile stage winner; the experienced Spanish climber Lorena Llamas, and the exciting young Colombian track and road rider, Paula Patino.
“It’s really exciting to see the Infinito R1 Knit shoe in this new special edition Movistar Team colorway,” said Luca Mathia Bertoncello, fizik’s Brand Director. “The team chooses this extremely breathable shoe because it delivers the best power transfer that Grand Tour racing demands. We not only wanted to support both the men’s and women’s pro teams, but we wanted to make the shoe available to every cyclist in the world – giving them the best advantages possible with a unique design”.
fizik Infinito R1 Knit Movistar Team is available from 20th June in a limited edition of just 118 pairs, direct from www.fizik.com, priced €380, $450, £349.99.
Infinito R1 Knit Movistar Team key technologies
• Knitted upper
• Infinito Closure System
• Dynamic Arch Support
• Increased Volume Control
Infinito R1 Knit Movistar Team specifications
• Materials: Unique new knitted material with Movistar Team colorway
• Outsole: Full UD carbon vented
• Closure system: Infinito double Boa® IP1-B
• Insole: Infinito footbed
• Weight: 255g (size 42.5)
• Sizes: 37-47 and 48