High-performance Road and Off-road CFR race shoes for Canyon’s footwear debut

Embargoed until Thursday July 11th 2024 11:00 CEST: Since 2002 Canyon has been forging an enviable reputation as one of the world's most progressive and disruptive cycling brands. Now Canyon is moving that expertise into footwear with the launch of its Tempr CFR footwear line designed for high performance Road racing and XC mountain biking or gravel racing.

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Canyon’s Factory Racing (CFR) line is the pinnacle of the company’s research and development expertise, distilled into world-beating products. Using the finest materials, the highest quality production, and the knowledge, expertise and dedication to performance from industry experts and professional riders, the Tempr CFR line is a shoe from Canyon that’s fit for champions.

The all-new Tempr CFR shoes are designed to strike the sweet spot between speed and comfort, giving the forefoot room to flex, locking in the heel and embracing the foot to provide a platform for fluid, direct pedal strokes.

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Development expertise

Not only did Canyon call on the expertise of industry veterans Carl Bird and Eric Horton, of FORM8ION to bring their knowledge and input to the state-of-the-art designs, but they also worked with partners such as BOA®, Solestar® and Vibram® to create a high-level shoe for its world-class athletes to win world-class events.

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“Our expertise in developing world-class bikes is second to none so it was only natural that we bring that world-class talent to shoe developments too, completing the connection between the rider and their bike,” said Canyon’s Stan Mavis, Global Director Gear.

Innovation and performance

Canyon focused on answering three challenges during the development. How to optimise the footwear last for power and comfort, how to eliminate wasted movement and how to measurably gain watts.

The answer comes in three main development technologies:

  1. Together with Solestar®, Canyon co-developed their PUREFIT360™ insole to match the foot form and naturally move the foot, returning it to a neutral position for maximum power transfer without any impact on comfort. Temper CFR shoes also feature Canyon's full-length CFR carbon fibre internal plate. Both of these technologies combine to bring maximum power transfer in a shoe that's comfortable to wear all day long.
  2. In collaboration with BOA®, Canyon developed the unique PerformFit Wrap system to encircle your heel and arch, control the instep and lock the heel in place, which eliminates unnecessary foot movement within the shoe and provides freedom from pressure points across the arch of the foot.
  3. These two technologies result in what Canyon calls Percent+, where its technology partners and its innovative shoe design provide highly efficient power transfer, race-ready performance and measurable watt gains over conventional shoe closure systems.

“Our first shoes straight out of the block are pushing state of the art performance and have already proven themselves at the highest levels of racing. We are known for challenging the status quo with our design expertise and our athlete input. With these shoes we’ve achieved another innovation milestone," said Mavis.

The shoes are already podium-worthy thanks to Canyon athletes such as Petr Vakoč, Zoe Bäckstedt (pictured below), Luca Schwarzbauer and Dante Young, who’ve taken victories in elite-level Gravel, Cyclocross, XCO , XCC and Road races this season.

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Feature-packed footwear

As well as the latest in fit performance from BOA® and Solestar®, Canyon has also incorporated a unique sock-like stretch tongue material to snugly hold the foot. Both Road and Off-road shoes also come with pressure relief zones built into typical hot spot areas to provide a supportive but supple balance.

Plus, two anodised aluminium BOA® Li2 dials offer a multi-directional, efficient, fine-tuned fit that’s both durable and replaceable.

On the Off-road shoes, a Vibram Megagrip® outsole offers best-in-class traction.

Canyon’s Tempr CFR Road shoes are available in white and black variations, priced 329,95 EUR and weighing 250g (size 42). Its Tempr CFR Off-road shoes come in black with gum tread, or grey or white with a black tread, also priced 329,95 EUR, weighing in at 290g (size 42).

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All shoes feature understated branding, with Canyon's small CFR on the heel cup and a Canyon motif on the back of the heel.

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Both the Road and Off-road shoes are available in EU sizes between 36-48 with half sizes from 40.5 to 46.5 exclusively from or via the Canyon app where you can also find service instructions. Additionally Canyon footwear can also be seen at Canyon’s Factory Service locations in Europe and North America.



1.       The embargo expires on Thursday July 11th 2024 11:00 CEST.

2.       For a full press pack and FAQs see here.

About Canyon

Canyon is one of the most innovative bike brands in the world. The concept began in founder Roman Arnold’s garage and grew to be the world’s largest direct-to-customer manufacturer of road bikes, mountain bikes, triathlon bikes, gravel bikes, hybrid bikes, and electric bikes.

Canyon have earned their glowing reputation for innovation through consistently using advanced materials, thinking, and technology. The iconic Canyon design is easy to identify. Alongside being boldly competitive and ever-expanding, they are committed to making the global cycling community accessible for every rider.

While Canyon partners with some of the finest athletes on the planet, their mission, ‘Inspire to Ride’, highlights how they work to promote the power of cycling to everyone.

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