The latest performance road shoes from Fizik – the Tempo Powerstrap R5 – are a return to basics. While most companies have reached back to laces for the fully retro look & light adjustability, the Italian shoe & saddle company doesn’t go so far back in time – just returning to velcro straps.Fizik Tempo Powerstrap R5 affordable road shoesThe Tempo Powerstrap R5 isn’t quite a top-level road shoe for Fizik. That R5 designation suggests a mid level performance road shoe. And these get the same carbon reinforced nylon shoe as the standard Tempo Overcurve R5s which use a single Boa closure. But the new two-strap crossing Powerstrap closure does shave weight off the standard R5 and brings the price down as well.Fizik Tempo Powerstrap R5 Tech DetailsThe new shoes are the first to unveil the new Powerstrap Velcro strap design, but are rumored to not be the only shoes to get the new closure. Instead of a simple strap closure that pulls the two sides of the shoe together like you usually get in a velcro strap shoe, the Fizik Powerstrap traces back and forth across the forefoot pulling together more like you get with dial closure shoes. Then the upper strap offers more conventional tightening over the midfoot.The rest of the shoes construction is shared with the other R5 family, including the same flexible perforated synthetic upper.Of course even with wide, quality velcro, straps are cheaper than dials & wires. So these new Tempo Powerstrap R5 shoes sell for just 119€, down 30€ from the Boa equipped R5. That reinforced road sole is pretty isn’t overly light too, so these weigh in at 499g per shoe to deliver performance stiffness (more than twice the weight of Fizik’s top R1 shoes, weird?).UPDATE: OK, so much like we suspected, that 499g weight is actually for the pair, making these a nice light, affordable option. Fizik for some reason quotes the weight on these shoes for the pair, instead of per shoe like most of their lineup. Anyway, good news for anyone looking to buy a simple, affordable, light road shoe!The new shoes are available in all black, white & black, navy & black, and red & black. They come in wholes sizes 36-48, and half sizes from 37-47. Get them now direct from Fizik or through regular retail channels.Fizik.com
International firm Simmons & Simmons has reported a rise in profit, profit per equity partner (PEP) and revenue, lauding a period of ‘sustained growth’.According to figures for the year ending 30 April 2019, profit rose by 9% to £119m compared with the previous financial year. PEP grew by 4% to £710,000 and revenue is up 6% to £347m.Profit growth was less impressive than last year, however, when the firm reported a rise of almost 20%.Managing partner Jeremy Hoyland said: ‘This is the third consecutive year of strong financial performance for the firm and we are making good progress against our business plan. The year has been one of continued focus on client relationships and client service and how we can deliver smarter solutions for our clients.’Yesterday, Clifford Chance kicked off the magic circle results-reporting season by announcing marginal increases in profit.In another results announcement for the year ending 30 April, government and health specialist Bevan Brittan announced net profit up 4.2% to £9.97m on turnover up 4.5% to £46m.
Slimani joined the Istanbul club on loan from Leicester City in the last summer transfer window.The Algerian striker is currently struggling at Fenerbahce, and ASpor say the Super Lig club are looking to bring in Adebayor, who’s expected to leave league leaders Basaksehir due to a lack of playing time.According to Aspor, if Fenerbahce manage to sign Adebayor they will try to send Slimani back to Leicester City. However, it’s not known if there’s a clause in the contract which would allow the Yellow Canaries to break their agreement with the Foxes.Embed from Getty ImagesFenerbahce have also been linked with a move for Cardiff City’s Kenneth Zohore in recent weeks, due to Slimani’s poor form in his first few months in the Super Lig.After failing to make an impact during his loan with Newcastle United last season, Slimani was hoping he could change his fortunes in Turkey, but this hasn’t been the case so far.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉（今晚試試）Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles find each other in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystWill Blockchain Reduce the Global Trade Finance Gap to Reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo ASpor report Fenerbahce are considering making a move for Emmanuel Adebayor to replace Leicester City loanee Islam Slimani.