The Clean Fi'zi:k Aesthetic, Lighter Than Ever
The Overcurve R4's classic aesthetic belies an advanced construction technique: a resilient polyurethane laminated material is combined over a comfortable mesh, reducing energy loss and providing long-lasting foot support where it's most needed.
Shoe closure is fast, reliable, and secure, powered by a micro-adjustable BOA® IP1 dial in an Overcurve pattern.
The Overcurve shoe construction features a staggered collar that wraps around the ankle, tracing the natural alignment of the ankle's two bony protrusions: the lateral and medial malleoli. The result is an asymmetrical shape, with the throat of the shoe curving over the foot from its outside to its inner side.
The moderately stiff R4 outsole strikes a balance between comfort and pedaling efficiency to make it a true all-rounder, featuring a lower profile structurally optimized with a 15% infused carbon fiber composition.
The R4 outsole further provides efficient ventilation with internal channeling for effective temperature regulation. The cleat is positioned slightly further towards the heel compared to traditional placement to optimize pedaling efficiency and reduce knee compression, especially suited to aggressively forward aero riding positions.
- Outsole: R4 outsole – carbon injected nylon, stiffness index 7
- Overcurve: asymmetrical construction that ergonomically conforms to the foot's anatomy
- PU laminated mesh upper: enhanced ventilation with support where needed
- Weight: 230g (size 42 - 1/2 pair)
Free Exchanges: This product qualifies for free exchanges within the first 60 days after order. We'll cover the shipping both ways for US customers if you need a different size and/or color of this product. Returned product must be in new condition with all labels and packaging. Free exchanges apply only for product in stock or available for backorder.
B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. Cleats may have been mounted leaving minor marks on the soles. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.
The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.
Weight: 460g (pair)
Cleat Compatibility: 3 Hole (Road)
Black / Black - 42
Mfg PartNum: F2211420
Black / Black - 42.5
Mfg PartNum: F2212425
Black / Black - 43
Mfg PartNum: F2213430
Black / Black - 43.5
Mfg PartNum: F2214435
Black / Black - 44
Mfg PartNum: F2215440
Black / Black - 44.5
Mfg PartNum: F2216445
Black / Black - 45
Mfg PartNum: F2217450
Black / Black - 45.5
Mfg PartNum: F2218455
Black / Black - 46
Mfg PartNum: F2219460
Black / Black - 46.5
Mfg PartNum: F2220465
Black / Black - 47
Mfg PartNum: F2221470
White / Black - 42
Mfg PartNum: F2234420
White / Black - 42.5
Mfg PartNum: F2235425
White / Black - 43
Mfg PartNum: F2236430
White / Black - 43.5
Mfg PartNum: F2237435
White / Black - 44
Mfg PartNum: F2238440
White / Black - 44.5
Mfg PartNum: F2239445
White / Black - 45
Mfg PartNum: F2240450
White / Black - 45.5
Mfg PartNum: F2241455
White / Black - 46
Mfg PartNum: F2242460
White / Black - 46.5
Mfg PartNum: F2243465
White / Black - 47
Mfg PartNum: F2244470
I've been looking at this shoe for, literally years, and waiting for my Pearl Izumis to wear out. When they finally did, I pulled the trigger, only to be disappointed.
1) Fiziks seem to run large--I was able to account for this and size down (44 Fiziks, where I fit a 45 in PI/Shimano). I got the math right and the shoes fit, length-wise.
2) These shows run narrow--again, no issue, i was expecting that and I have narrow feet. Win.
3) Holy, arch support--there's so much structure in the footbed/arch that i could not wear these. I have fairly flat feet and bending my foot around the arch was more than i could handle.
so, I sent them back and got a pair of Shimano RC-500s. (BikeTiresDirect was perfect here, they sent me shipping labels and the refund was processed with no issue.)
Takeaways: these certainly seem like good shoes. Two-way BOA dials, well built, light enough, aero-seeming. I felt like the value for money was going to be there, but they just didn't fit me.
If you have narrow-ish feet with normal-to-high arches, prepare to size down, but these should work for you. If you have wider feet or lower arches save yourself some time and return postage and look elsewhere.
Really like the Fizik Tempo R4. These shoes look great and have held up well after a month of rides. Like the fact that the toe box is just slightly more roomy. Would definitely buy these again and very happy purchase and Bike Tires Direct always has great service
I was able to pick these shoes on an awesome sale for $150. I wear size 10.5 in sneakers and ordered 45 originally. I had to return and reorder size 44 which fit perfectly. BTD was great on the return. The shoe looks and feels awesome. I'm pretty happy with my purchase.
These are my second pair of Fizik shoes and they are worth the money. Fits well, great material, very stylish...
The only this is that if you ride more than 80 miles, it starts to be little uncomfortable on the bottom of the sole.
Had tubeless tire puncture on the side wall. Had to walk 2.8 miles in them. Amazingly it was not as bad as I thought it would be. Sure did have to clean them after that. This is my first shoes with this type of closure. They are very nice.
I have been converted to Fizik. 100% road use with Speedplay pedals. Cleat mount and positioning was simple. Soles are plenty stiff and closure system snugs around entire foot nicely.
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