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
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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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