Fi'zi:k off-road shoes - first look

M5 and M1 designed for cyclocross, MTB or commuting

Following the success of Fi'zi:k’s road shoe range, the Italian company have launched two off-road shoes suitable for cyclocross, mountain biking or commuting. 

The entry level M5 has the sail fabric straps of its road siblings, and a micro adjust buckle (the same one as on the M1 off-road shoe, rather than the one pictured), but adds super tough, abrasion resistant mesh and rubber toe protection sourced from climbing shoes. The sole has a distinct flex point ahead of the cleat, to aid walking or running, and accepts studs.

The M1 shares many of the same features as the M5, but includes a carbon sole that allows for some flex, a more aggressive tread pattern and Fi'zi:k’s own mouldable footbeds. Retail prices should be £159.95 for the M5 and around £230 for the M1.

The range topping Fi'zi:k M1 

For more information see www.fizik.com.

Robin Wilmott

Tech Writer, Tech Hub, UK, Procycling Magazine
Robin began road cycling in 1988, and with mountain bikes in their infancy, mixed experimental off-road adventures with club time trials and road races. Cyclocross soon became a winter staple, and has remained his favourite form of competition. Robin has always loved the technical aspect of building and maintaining bikes, and several years working in a good bike shop only amplified that. Ten years as a Forensic Photographer followed, honing his eye for detail in pictures and words. He has shot at the biggest pro events since the '90s, and now he's here, drawing on all those experiences to figure out what makes a bike or component tick.
  • Discipline: Road, cyclocross, time trials
  • Beer of Choice: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

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