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.