Fizik Terra X5 2-bolt shoes review

The new Fizik Terra X5 two-bolt shoes bring tech from Fizik’s higher end shoes to a lower price point

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Fizik Terra X5 provides a lot of off-road tech in an affordable package. It’s comfortable, robust and well ventilated and provides good foot support both on and off the bike

Reasons to buy
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    Comfortable, solid fit

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    Lots of ventilation in the upper

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    Reasonably stiff sole unit

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    Quality, trail resistant build

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Reasons to avoid
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    L6 Boa is prone to catch on obstacles and open

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The new Fizik Terra X5 shoes are designed to provide a two bolt cycling shoe at a mid-range price. They share the sole unit for the £190 M4B shoe, but hit a lower price point of £150. As well as the standard synthetic leather upper shoe, there’s a version with a waterproof suede upper available for an extra £10.

Both Fizik Terra X5 models close with the same L6 Boa, but unlike the M4B, the Fizik Terra X5 supplements this with a lower Velcro strap. As with the Fizik M5B Uomo shoes that we’ve tested previously, this strap doesn’t make a lot of difference in how well the upper closes. I put the shoe on and took it off without using it.

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