The new Tempo Overcurve R4 performance road shoes from fizik are designed for a wide range of riders, and types of rides. The shoes feature a quick, easy fit, construction type. Amongst the colourways are two new iridescent options for a ‘classy and eye-catching style’.
Design & fit
The unique asymmetrical ‘Overcurve’ shape enabled fizik’s designers to create a shoe that has a classic road shoe aesthetic, but that is based on a contemporary construction design and techniques. The upper is designed to accommodate the natural shape of the ankle, and conforms to the foot’s anatomy.
It is matched with a medium-stiffness carbon blend outsole and a Boa-powered closure system to provide a quick, precise fit for the widest possible range of foot shapes.
fizik’s Overcurve construction features a staggered collar that wraps around the ankle, tracing the natural misalignment of the ankle’s two bony protrusions: the lateral and medial malleoli. This creates an asymmetrical shape, with the throat of the shoe curving over the foot from its outside to its inner side. As well as providing a close fit, it creates a ‘classic, clean, purposeful look’.
Technology & materials
The Tempo Overcurve R4’s upper is constructed using a polyurethane laminated material combined over a comfortable, flexible, lightweight mesh. The combination provides long lasting foot support. The fast and secure closure is controlled by a micro-adjustable Boa IP1-B dial, which draws the flexible upper in ‘to fit a wide range of foot shapes closely and comfortably, with no pressure hotspots or rubbing seams.’
The new R4 outsole is moderately stiff, engineered to deliver the balance many riders want between long-ride comfort and efficient power transfer when pedalling. fizik notes that this balance is important in making Tempo Overcurve R4 a versatile all-rounder. Its composition includes 15% infused carbon fibre and its construction provides ventilation and internal channelling for temperature management.
The cleats are positioned slightly rear-wards compared to traditional settings, to optimize pedalling efficiency and reduce knee compression.
Tempo Overcurve R4 is available in a choice of four colourways: the classic Black/Black and White/Black are priced €200.00 / £194.99 / $199.00, while the Iridescent Bronze and Iridescent Green options are €215.00 / £209.99 / $229.00, from dealers worldwide and from fizik.com.