Our verdict


The Terra Clima X2 by Fizik is a robust waterproof mountain bike shoe and gravel SPD footwear. 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.


  • Excellent feel
  • Great support
  • Stiff
  • Good for hike-a-bike sessions
  • Stylish
  • Durable
  • Protection from elements
  • Grippy
  • Impact protection


  • Difficult to wear
  • Pricey

Who should buy the Fizik Terra Clima X2

The Fizik Terra Clima X2 is another remarkable MTB shoe. This mountain cycling shoe is great for those who are looking for:

  • waterproof MTB shoe with a high profile
  • A bike shoe that features a velcro and BOA closure
  • cycling shoe for bikepacking/touring, urban commuting, trail riding, and rainy rides

Fizik Terra Clima X2 label and other highlights

Cycling made comfortable with Terra Clima X2

Almost all of the reviewers rave about the Fizik Terra Clima X2's excellent feel and support, which make cycling comfortable. The EVA midsoles yield enhanced cushioning and comfort.

Fizik Terra Clima X2 midsole

The combination of Velcro strap and BOA dial offers quick and secure cinching in two major foot areas, allowing you to comfortably and confidently pedal without worrying about a loose fit.

Fizik Terra Clima X2 closure

Stiff but easy to walk in

Droves of testers say it is relatively stiff yet easy to walk in for hike-a-bike sections, making the Terra Clima X2 ideal for bikepacking. The outsole is designed for adequate, efficient pedaling performance and flex for walking comfort and ease.

Fizik Terra Clima X2 outsole

Some wearers commend the shoe's grippy outsoles. The grip and traction are covered by Vibram Megagrip rubber treads.

Fizik Terra Clima X2 vibram

Sturdy mountain bike shoe from Fizik

A number of testers say it is robust enough to be used for heavy mountain cycling.

The durable ripstop woven fabric resists tearing and ripping.

Fizik Terra Clima X2 upper

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. 

Fizik Terra Clima X2 high profile

This 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.

Your feet are protected from impacts

A couple of commenters appreciate how the shoe's toe and heel area protect their foot from bumps and impacts.

Fizik Terra Clima X2 toe cap

The PU-laminated toe cap and side reinforcements are responsible for providing protection.

A similar shoe to consider

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 shoe retail for the same amount.