Fizik's new Proxy MTB shoe has a bold futuristic aesthetic and we are all for it

Fizik Proxy shoes
(Image credit: Fizik)

Fizik has launched a brand new off-road shoe called the Proxy. The Proxy is aimed at competitive riders and sits in the second rung of the Italian brand's best mountain bike shoe range.  

The shoes share the same translucent PU Laminated mesh upper as the premium Fizik Vento Ferox Carbon which is tear-proof and ventilated. Fizik hasn't specced the upper power strap, instead, the closure is controlled by a single low-profile Li2 BOA Dial.

The sole is made from Fizik's X3 fiber composite and has a stiffness index of 8/10 on Fizik's own scale. The tread pattern is classic Fizik so it should be pretty good for walking and there are threads for studs if you need some extra traction on the cyclocross track.

Fizik Proxy shoes

Fizik haven't been shy with the color scheme (Image credit: Fizik)

Fizik quotes the Proxy to weigh 346g (size not stated) for a single shoe, making them 49g heavier than the top-of-the-range Fizik Vento Ferox Carbon and on par with many of the best gravel bike shoes.

The shoes are available in sizes EU 36-48, with half-sizes available for sizes 37-47. Personally I am all in for the Coral/Purple colorway, however, if you want something more understated the Proxy's are also available in White or Black.

The new Fizik Proxy shoes retail at $249.99 / €229 / £229.99 and are available to buy from Fizik.com.

Fizik Proxy shoes being ridden on a gravel bike

(Image credit: Fizik)
Graham Cottingham
Senior reviews writer, Bike Perfect

Graham is all about riding bikes off-road, based in Edinburgh he has some of the best mountain biking and gravel riding in the UK on his doorstep. With almost 20 years of riding experience, he has dabbled in downhill, enduro, and gravel racing. Not afraid of a challenge, Graham has embraced bikepacking over the last few years and likes nothing more than strapping some bags to his bike and covering big miles to explore Scotland's wildernesses. When he isn’t shredding the gnar in the Tweed Valley, sleeping in bushes, or tinkering with bikes, he is writing tech reviews for Bike Perfect.


Rides: Cotic SolarisMax, Stooge MK4, 24 Bicycles Le Toy 3, Surly Steamroller

Height: 177cm

Weight: 71kg