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It seems they’ll let anyone make a flat-pedal shoe these days. Crank Brothers? Sure. Leatt? Makes sense. Five Ten? Of course. But fi’zi:k? The Italian, road-focused saddle and race shoe brand? Me scusi?
To be fair, the Terra Ergolace X2 are being marketed as e-bike focused, so they are appropriately European. And the design features are focused more on the backcountry than the bike park. They have generous reinforcement around the toebox and a ripstop canvas-like material for uppers. But it has the look of the sort of ripstop fabric you’d see on a high-end backpacking bag. The really light ones. That’s where the Terra Ergolace X2 shoes start to make sense. They’re light. A claimed 303 grams for a size 42. That’s up to 80 grams less than the already light Five Ten Freerider Pro.
And though they’re not cheap, they aren’t quite fetching Italian-shoe pricing. $130, and they’re even in stock.
find them at fizik.com/us/ergolace-x2