Fizik Tempo Powerstrap R5

Fizik Tempo Powerstrap R5

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  • Unique powerstrap closure which is a ribbon that wraps around the foot
  • Nylon composite outsole with carbon reinforcement for a slightly rigid sole that allows for flex, particularly in the midsole
  • Available in 3 basic color options: white/black, red/black, black/black
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Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Budget-friendly
  • Comfortable on long rides
  • Easy closure
  • Flexible sole allows for foot swelling
What needs improvement ...
  • Sole is not stiff enough for tough rides
  • Narrow fit
  • Hard-to-read cleat markings

Product Summary

The Fizik Tempo Powerstrap R5 is an affordable and uniquely designed cycling shoe which, according to many reviews, provides a level of comfort not typically seen in this price point. Featuring a configuration of ribbon wraps closure, these shoes envelope the foot in a way that evenly distributes pressure to prevent hot spots. The carbon-reinforced nylon composite outsole is stiff enough for the vast majority of riders looking to train hard, but the midsole offers a good amount of flex which contributes to its overall comfort.

Most users report decent pedaling efficiency with a solid power transfer, making them a viable option for both casual and more intense rides. Unfortunately, these shoes are not compatible with anything but three-bolt cleats and the cleat alignment markings are reportedly difficult to read.



36–48 EU


255 g


Foot-wrapping velcro

Cleat compatibility



3 different options

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      If comfort and function is a priority and you are on a budget, the Fizik Tempo Powerstrap R5 may be a good choice.