Fizik M3B Uomo cycling shoes review

Fizik has simplified the design of its top mtb shoe, which now uses just a single Boa closure, but has this affected fit?

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Fizik has smartened up and simplified the design of what was already a very good, comfortable shoe. Pedalling efficiency is excellent and the shoe supports the foot well off the bike too.

Reasons to buy
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    Really stiff sole

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    Unfussy design to uppers

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    Mud resistant

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    Supportive off the bike

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Reasons to avoid
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    Need to adjust the Boa dial as its wire moves during use

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    Unsupportive footbed

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Fizik updated the M3B this year. The shoe has now lost its front Velcro strap, closing with just a single IP1-A Boa dial. This gives a cleaner look, with the uppers almost meeting across the top of the foot.

We’ve tested the now-retired M5B and never needed to use its Velcro strap – we just left it permanently closed – so it doesn’t seem like a great loss: the shoe closes up just fine without it.

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