Verdict from 4 experts and 21 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Comfortable: Almost all of the reviewers rave about the Fizik Terra Clima X2's excellent feel and support.
  • Ideal for bikepacking: Droves of testers say it is relatively stiff yet easy to walk in for hike-a-bike sections.
  • Stylish: Several consumers find this to be an amazing looking MTB shoe.
  • Durable: A number of testers say it is robust enough to be used for heavy mountain cycling.
  • Protection from elements: The Terra Clima X2 keeps feet dry and warm in rainy and slightly cold weather, according to a handful of users.
  • Traction: Some wearers commend the shoe's grippy outsoles.
  • Protection: A couple of commenters appreciate how the shoe's toe and heel area protect their foot from bumps and impacts.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Difficult to wear: Some reviewers gripe about how putting it on is a bit complicated.
  • Pricey: A couple of purchasers think it is a bit costly.

Bottom line

The Terra Clima X2 by Fizik is a robust mountain bike shoe and gravel SPD footwear. It is well received for its waterproof build, extremely comfortable fit, and stiff yet walkable soles.

Some may be turned off by its high profile and slightly high price tag, but both have good reasons. The high collar protects from mud and rocks while the price is reasonable, considering its features and purpose. Just make sure to wear waterproof cycling pants to prevent water running down on your legs from entering the shoe.

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Fizik Terra Clima X2: Waterproof all-mountain shoe

The paths may be muddy, and the skies are drizzling, but the Terra Clima X2 will keep you comfortable, dry, and protected from the elements. This shoe is a waterproof MTB shoe that can keep your feet dry in muds, puddles, and rain. But like other waterproof shoes, water can enter sliding down your legs, so if it's raining hard, wearing waterproof cycling pants is advisable.

What is it for? This pair's construction makes it appropriate to wear for the following endeavors:

  • Bikepacking/touring
  • Urban commuting
  • Trail riding
  • Rainy rides

More highlights

  • Durable ripstop woven fabric resists tearing and ripping.
  • PU-laminated toecap and side reinforcements provide protection from bumps and impacts.
  • The combination of Velcro strap and BOA dial offers quick and secure cinching in two major foot areas.
  • The outsole is designed for adequate, efficient pedaling performance and flex for walking comfort and ease.
  • EVA midsoles yield enhanced cushioning and comfort.
  • Grip and traction are covered by Vibram Megagrip rubber treads.

Another similar shoe you can check

The Giro Empire VR70 Knit is another MTB shoe with a fabric upper. Its main differences from the Terra Clima X2 are its lower upper profile, lace-up closures, lighter reinforcements, more color options, and customizable footbed inserts. Price-wise, both shoes retail for the same amount.


How Fizik Terra Clima X2 ranks compared to all other shoes
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Bottom 9% Fizik cycling shoes
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