Fizik has introduced the new Tempo Overcurve R4 road shoe.
The unique asymmetrical ‘Overcurve’ shape enabled Fizik’s designers to create a shoe that has a classic performance 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.
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.
The Tempo Overcurve R4’s upper is constructed using resilient polyurethane laminated material combined over a comfortable, flexible, lightweight mesh. 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’s composition includes 15% infused carbon fibre and its construction provides efficient ventilation and internal channelling for temperature management. The cleats are positioned slightly rear-wards compared to traditional settings, to optimise pedalling efficiency and reduce knee compression. It is well suited to aggressive, forward aero positions, the brand has said.
Tempo Overcurve R4 is available now in a choice of four colourways: the classic black/black and white/black are priced at €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.