Fizik launches Decos road shoes designed for ‘gran fondos and beyond’

With a minimalist design and one signal Boa dial, Fizik is pitching these shoes as an all-day, everyday set of kicks

Fizik Tempo Decos shoes
(Image credit: Fizik)

If you feel like you’ve heard a lot from Fizik lately, you’re not wrong. The Italian brand has been on a launching spree – there’s been all-day gravel shoes, performance gravel shoes, 3D printed saddles and super lightweight ones, too.

Now, we’re being introduced to the Tempo Decos, a set of high-performance all-rounder road shoes that Fizik is billing as being suited for big mountain days and gran fondos – essentially a set of race shoes that have been given a bit of an endurance tweak.

Despite the retention system employing only a single Boa dial, Fizik claims that the asymmetrical closure still provides a “clean, hotspot-free and uncompromising ergonomic fit”, and doesn’t require any additional fasteners for more targeted tensioning down the length of the foot. 

Fizik Tempo Decos shoes

(Image credit: Fizik)

With that one dial, Fizik points out that adjustments to the binding tension are that bit quicker and easier to make – especially as the Li2 dials allow for both tightening and loosening in millimetre increments. 

The carbon sole is Fizik’s R2 model with a stiffness index rating of 10, which is as high as Fizik’s scale goes. It’s the same rating as bestowed upon the top-end race shoes – although the Tempo Decos might be intended for bigger riding days, it’s clear where their lineage is and it’s not ultra-endurance.

Fizik Tempo Decos shoes

(Image credit: Fizik)

In line with more modern, aggressively rearward cleat positioning, Fizik has moved the mounting points a little further toward the heel to help “optimise pedalling efficiency”, whilst a vented inlet and internal channelling help to provide airflow around the foot. 

The Tempo Decos will be available in four colours: Black/Black, White, Aubergine/Black & Iridescent, as well as in a Wide Fit from all Fizik stockists. Pricing stands at $299.99 / €290 / £279 and you can read more on Fizik’s website (opens in new tab) here. We’ve got a set in to test, so stay tuned for our review.

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg