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A lighter shoe made for moving the pace along. The Tempo would make a great second training shoe offering a firm responsive ride. Consider for longer races.

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  • Light and agile
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  • A little firm
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First impressions

Updated with the brand's new FRESH FOAMx midsole, as its name suggests this shoe is perfect for tempo runs.

The FF Tempo sits at the bottom of a great line-up of fast training shoes. Alternatives would be the Fuelcell Rebel and the Fuelcell TC.

Midsole

The midsole delivers a lively and responsive feel. The Fresh Foamx offers a noticeably different experience. Unlike many new-breed shoes, this shoe remains relatively low profile so the extra zip the foam provides is a welcome touch. 

Upper

The Hypoknit upper is an engineered mesh designed to provide areas of both stretch and support around the foot where required and offers a sock-like fit.

Sole

Blown Rubber in the forefoot increases cushioning and responsiveness. Flex Grooves allow for more flexibility when driving off.

Conclusion

A replacement for the Zante series, the Tempo is supportive for a minimal training shoe and offers a great, bouncy ride.

Technical info

Fresh Foam X midsole delivers a more energetic rebound than its predecessor.

Laser Engravings on the lateral landing zone soften the landing.

Blown Rubber in the forefoot increases cushioning and responsiveness.

Flex Grooves allow for more flexibility in the forefoot.

HYPOKNIT  upper provides a soft and supportive fit in a striking design.

Heel counter holds the heel comfortably in place.

Bootie Construction delivers a soft, irritant-free wrap.

VL-6 is a running-specific last with a standard heel, forefoot, and toe-box height.

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