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Fizik Tempo Powerstrap R5 cycling shoes review: budget shoes done right

Fizik Tempo Powerstrap R5 cycling shoes review: budget shoes done right

If you want to find the absolute best cycling shoes available, I can walk you through a variety of different ways to evaluate what will be best for you and there are options available for everyone. At least that’s true if money is no object. If you’ve got the money to spend, the choices are actually overwhelming and it’s more about focusing on the details that matter to you. 

Tech Specs: Fizik Tempo Powerstrap R5

Price: $129.99 / €134.99

Sizes: 36-48

Weight: 249g per side, Size 43

Colours: Black, Blue, Navy, White, Pink

Nobody’s budget is unlimited. When you are shopping for cycling shoes on a budget, that’s when it can be difficult to find a good option. Every company has to make sacrifices to hit the prices that consumers are looking for, and the question lies in how to do that without negatively affecting the final product.

What Fizik has done is take a feature from the top of the brand’s model lineup and allow it to trickle down. The Fizik Tempo Powerstrap R5 has the same closure system you can find on one of the most expensive models in the lineup, the Powerstrap R2 Aeroweave, but in the budget shoe, it’s even more brilliant. 

Fizik Tempo Powerstrap R5 overview of powerstrap system

Understanding this shoe is all about understanding the Powerstrap system and why it’s such a benefit (Image credit: Josh Ross)

Design and aesthetics

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