Fizik Tempo Overcurve R4 cycling shoes review

The Fizik Tempo Overcurve R4 shoes sit just below the £200 mark, but how do they perform? We put them to the test

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Fizik Tempo Overcurve R4 shoes are one of the few cycling shoes where I've found I haven't had to size up to get a better fit. I would say that they're better suited to those with wider feet but they proved comfortable in differing riding situations.

Reasons to buy
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    Sizing is accurate

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    Plenty of room in the toe box

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Reasons to avoid
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    Better suited to those with wide feet

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The Fizik Tempo Overcurve R4 sits at the top of Fizik's 'Tempo' line, although the model featured here comes in at £15 or so less than the Iridescent shoes – which as the name suggests has a far jazzier colour.

Other than the colour, the two cycling shoes are the same and both have a single Boa dial and the same upper design. The Overcurve name refers to the shoes' construction and how it wraps around the ankle. It's comfortable, and I've not suffered from any pinching or rubbing. The shoe features extra padding where it sits below the ankle and also boasts additional gripping material on the heel.

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