Canyon launches its first footwear line with the Tempr CFR XC and gravel race shoe

Canyon Tempr CFR shoe being worn on a gravel bike
(Image credit: Canyon)

Canyon's product range covers just about everything you could possibly need from bike to kit, whether you're hitting the trails, gravel tracks, road, or the urban commute. Up until now, there has been one glaring omission among the product lines as Canyon hasn't offered any type of footwear. 

That has all changed with the launch of Canyon's Tempr CFR XC and gravel race shoe. Canyon has pulled in the expertise of Carl Bird and Eric Horton, of FORM8ION, and worked alongside some of the top brands to make a shoe that can compete with the best gravel shoes and XC shoes.

Canyon Tempr CFR shoe studio shot

Canyon Tempr CFR is Canyon's first foray into footwear (Image credit: Canyon)

“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 Canyon’s Stan Mavis, Global Director Gear.

Canyon’s Factory Racing (CFR) denotes that these shoes are aimed at racing and the shoes have already taken victories in elite-level Gravel, Cyclocross, and XC thanks to Canyon athletes such as Petr Vakoč, Zoe Bäckstedt, Luca Schwarzbauer, and Dante Young.

Canyon Tempr CFR shoe being worn on a gravel bike

The Tempr CFR shoes have already seen success in elite racing (Image credit: Canyon)

The shoes use Canyon's own PerformFit Wrap system to hold the foot in place and use two Li2 dials to tighten the shoe and offer fine-tuned adjustment. Inside the shoes feature a full-length CFR carbon sole for maximum power transfer and a PUREFIT360 insole developed in collaboration with Solestar. The outsole uses Vibram Megagrip for traction when you need to walk. Canyon claims that the Tempr CFR shoes weigh in at 290g (size 42).

Alongside the Tempr CFR Off-road shoes, Canyon has released an on-road version too. Tempr CFR Off-road shoes come in black with gum tread, or grey or white with a black tread, and feature minimal branding on the heel of the shoe

Canyon's new shoes are available in EU sizes between 36-48 with half sizes from 40.5 to 46.5 exclusively from, priced at 329,95 EUR.

Graham Cottingham
Senior reviews writer, Bike Perfect

Graham Cottingham is the senior tech writer at and is all about riding bikes off-road. With over 20 years of riding experience, he has dabbled in downhill, enduro, and gravel racing. Not afraid of a challenge, Graham has embraced bikepacking over the last few years and likes nothing more than strapping some bags to his bike and covering big miles to explore Scotland's wildernesses. When he isn’t shredding the gnar in the Tweed Valley, sleeping in bushes, or tinkering with bikes, he is writing tech reviews for Bike Perfect.

Rides: Cotic SolarisMax, Stooge MK4, 24 Bicycles Le Toy 3, Surly Steamroller

Height: 177cm

Weight: 71kg