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Velcro a go-go: new fizik Tempo Powerstrap R5 road shoe

The new Tempo Powerstrap R5 road shoe from fizik is positioned as ‘a highly versatile road shoe featuring an innovative Powerstrap Velcro closure design.’

Tempo Powerstrap R5 is the first model to be unveiled in fizik’s new Tempo road series. The series is designed to deliver a timeless look: ‘the classic considerations of a road shoe have been redefined with a distinct identity and a fizik’s famous form-fitting construction, build quality and attention to detail.’

Tempo Powerstrap R5 features an enveloping new closure system that uses a double strap design to secure an adjustment ribbon. This provides independent fit sections for the rider’s instep and the midfoot area.

Instead of simply pulling together two sides of the shoe’s upper like traditional Velcro closures, Powerstrap features an anatomical ribbon configuration wrapping around the foot, for a combination of secure containment and supportive comfort, using just two straps.

fizik’s adds that the rider’s instep and the midfoot are separately adjustable areas that provide a fully customized all-enveloping fit and compression. The dual Velcro straps are deliberately wide for adjustment, secure fit and enhanced durability.

“We are delighted to unveil the new Tempo Powerstrap R5 shoes,” said Luca Mathia Bertoncello, fizik’s Brand Director. “The versatile new Tempo shoe structure combined with the proven R5 sole gives us a superb base on which to present our enveloping new Powerstrap fitting and closure system to road riders around the world – whether they’re familiar with fizik shoes or new to our brand. We are proud to share the Tempo Powerstrap R5.”

Tempo Powerstrap R5 features the R5 outsole, made with carbon reinforced nylon with optimum stiffness for delivery of power through the pedals, and some flex for comfort while remaining lightweight.

The upper is flexible to aid close fitting but tough enough to protect riders from the elements and stay durable. Perforations aid temperature management for all-year-round riding.

Tempo Powerstrap R5 are available worldwide now in three colourway options and a full range of sizes.




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