Specialized Launches New 2FO DH Shoes

Mar 11, 2021
by Mike Kazimer  

Specialized has added two new models to their recently revamped 2FO shoe line up, the 2FO DH Clip and Flat. As the name implies, the new shoes are aimed at riders who are more focused on the downhill portion of a ride, although there's no reason they couldn't serve as all-round, everyday riding shoes either.

Highlights of both shoes include an asymmetric cuff that provides a little extra padding near the inside ankle, a synthetic leather upper for easy cleaning, and a hydrophobic mesh on the inside to help keep them from getting waterlogged during soggy rides. There's also Specialized's Body Geometry insoles that are supposed to do all sorts of impressive things, like increase efficiency, optimize hip, knee, and foot alignment, and reduce injury risks. I’ve crashed at least once while wearing these shoes, so unfortunately it seems like they don’t mean those kind of injury risks.





The clipless version has a generous cleat mounting slot that provides plenty of room for a more rearward cleat positon. Both use Specialized's new SlipNot rubber compound, with the slightly harder FG rubber used on the Clip, and the stickier ST compound used on the Flat model. I recently reviewed the more casual 2FO Roost shoes that use the same rubber, and came away very happy with the level of grip – I never had any issues with my feet sliding out of place.

The 2FO DH Clip is priced at $170 USD, and the 2FO DH Flat goes for $160. The Clip models comes in Black/Cool Grey or Cool Grey, and the Flat model colors are Black Redwood & Cool Grey. Sizes: 36 - 49.

For some reason, wearing these shoes didn't magically give me Loic Bruni's skills. Weird.

Initial Impressions

So far I've been impressed with the performance of the 2FO Clip, although I'd still love to see an even burlier version emerge, one with a higher cuff and maybe a strap over the laces (these use an elastic lace holder). In the meantime, the fit is comfortably snug without being restrictive, and they're easy to rinse off after a muddy ride.

They're easy to walk around with off the bike too, although the cleat box isn't super deep, which means that, at least with Crankbrothers cleats, you'll make the distinctive 'clip clop' noise when walking on hard surfaces that lets everyone around you know that you're either a cyclist or a tap dancer.

It's too early to comment on durability, but there's nothing that immediately stands out as being reason for concern. Overall, the revised 2FO lineup is looking good, with styles that don't immediately scream "I'm a mountain biker," and lots of little features that all add up to create shoes that perform exactly as they should.




More information: specialized.com


151 Comments

  • 152 39
 Does anyone want laces on a cycling shoe? I mostly ride clips but occasionally ride flats and I much prefer Boa/ratchet/velcro to laces. Trying to undo my laces that are caked in mud whilst I can barely feel my fingers at the end of a ride is the worst.
  • 126 10
 Laces do have their downsides like the one you mention, but all in all seem to be the more reliable, durable, customisable way to tighten a shoe
  • 6 1
 Give the Vaude Moab Tech a go then ! Excellent rubber and tech construction with Boa.
  • 58 3
 Yes, I love laces. Maybe it's an aesthetic thing, I find boas and ratchets kind of tech-nerdy. But I also dislike how much time and effort goes into repairing boas, compared to laces. I guess you could say I'm old school, possibly lazy, but laces work for me.

These shoes look like the cleat placement is super high up toward the toe, though, right? It looks like a cross country or road placement to me. Downhill shoes should place the clip farther back. Putting the cleat by the toe is asking for an ankle injury when going off drops.
  • 31 1
 As someone who has boa break on rides before and Velcro wear out i pretty much only want laces
  • 18 0
 @Rudy2455, there's plenty of room for rearward cleat placement on these - it's definitely not by the toes.
  • 10 1
 As long as the shoe has some sort of laces retention plan - for example elastic band to hold laces in place or a pocket on top tongue exterior to tuck laces into - I prefer laces! Really, I just don't want my laces getting sucked into my chain. As long as the laces are out of the way, I prefer them to velcro, ratchet, or BOA.
  • 7 4
 Yeah, laces come loose too easily. At least one top strap keeps everything secure and exactly the same throughout the ride.
  • 8 1
 @artistformlyknowasdan: Boa aftersales support is pretty amazing though. I snapped an adjuster off my shoe after a crash on the road, filled in a form on their site and got a replacement free of charge in like two days.
  • 11 0
 That’s when I just slip my feet out laces tied and let them dry. Then untie them later before they go back on. It’s not hard.

Laces are simple and simple is good.
  • 8 3
 I'll take the laces every time. Nothing worse than ruining a day of riding with broken boa crap - MTB, Snowboarding...whatever. Laces allow for repairs, even if half a$$ to continue about your business.
  • 3 0
 @Paluzas: true, but I can just tie a broken lace together and then head into town and grab a pair super cheap.
  • 3 0
 If I clip in I would want to have something more secure than laces but, on flats I would want laces.
  • 7 4
 @DC1988 any shoe manufacturer based somewhere warm and sunny doesn't get this. Cold wet muddy laces and cold fingers at the end of the ride is the worst when you just want to get warm and dry. I'll take a laces cover like the dearly departed freerider ELC or Shimano am7
  • 3 0
 @DC1988 I'll cast my vote for laces. I am still using my 2019 terraduro clipless shoes with lace covers, saddened when I learned they discontinued them.
  • 5 0
 I got fat feet and boas provide equal tension along the whole shoe. I either have some areas too tight and cutting of circulation or the feeling of too loose. Shoelaces are just right.
  • 2 16
flag ceecee (Mar 11, 2021 at 10:04) (Below Threshold)
 @mikekazimer: there's an ancient technology that may help settle this debate; it's called a tape measure. Also useful for measuring length and width of insoles to compare with manufacturer cm sizing chart. Tough to beat the on-the-fly adjustability of flats for non-racing riding. Hope you like Black, because Cool Gray flats aren't as Cool as the cleated version
  • 21 1
 @ceecee, how about a picture instead? This illustrates just how far back you could mount your cleats: www.pinkbike.com/photo/20264381.
  • 8 1
 I'd prefer the Salomon drawstring-based QuickLace for a bike shoe...I don't think any brands do this.
  • 4 0
 I´ve broken a ratchet system before. Luckily i had brought spare shoes that weekend, but the year after i switched back to laces. They get the job done, they´re quick, easy and cheap to replace and if the fit of the shoe is good, can be precisely adjusted to fit your foot. Most of all though, they`re reliable.
I like how BOA and ratchet work and feel, but i don´t wanna be stuck with a broken BOA on a park weekend, having to tape my shoes just so i can keep riding.
  • 1 0
 @Paluzas: YOu managed to get the right version? It was an impossible task for me.
  • 3 0
 @dmytrow: +1 from the Fred Flintstone family. And, I think, we are on the same page. Boa laces being thread thin always give me pain and hotspots, almost to the point where they feel like they're cutting into the top of my foot. Give me some big fat laces with a mud flap all day. Currently smitten with the Sidi Dimaro shoes.
  • 2 0
 @twozerosix: Aren't the Shimano's GR9 using it ?
  • 2 0
 @twozerosix: I've owned multiple pair of Mavic Crossmax mtb shoes that use this or a very similar system (same parent company - or at least used to be....who knows now with Mavic) and Multiple Shimano that use a nearly identical system (ME7 - two different versions and now the GR9).
  • 3 17
flag ceecee (Mar 11, 2021 at 10:43) (Below Threshold)
 @mikekazimer: a measurement is worth a thousand pictures
  • 3 0
 Having used boa, laces and velcro, my favourite shoe retention system is three straps of velcro. It's the quicker, most effective, most reliable and hassle-free method.
  • 2 0
 @pcledrew: Lace covers is my #1 requirement for a DH shoe. Nota single motocross boot made has ever had exposed forefoot laces or straps of any kind or perforations for water & mud to spend the day in your arch or ball of foot.

Shimano AM9 shoes (and previously the DX) are the only shoes that act like you get dirty and wet on a DH trail/track. I just don't want soaking wet feet on the first splash.

Even the AM9 pisses me off because the AM7 has the crud blocking bootie around your ankle for crud, but ditches the laces cover so that you can ride soaking wet but without pebbles in your shoe. It's all nonsense @mikekazimer
  • 1 0
 @DC1988 I agree 100%. My laces are so dusty or get spiky plant things stuck in them that I never end up re-tying them on my Fivetens. I have been waiting for Fiveten flat with BOA. I guess I will keep waiting. I have BOA on some cheap Scott flats not fit for riding due to lack of grip, but it is just so much easier and better than laces.
  • 7 0
 @ceecee: That's what she said
  • 1 0
 I definitely prefer boa or ratchet over laces, but would take laces over velcro. Velcro just doesn't seem to tolerate mud, water, or sand very well.
  • 2 0
 @Arierep: Agreed. Plus lace up shoes look like normal shoes when you're off the bike.
  • 2 0
 @tacklingdummy: Double the knot. Simple.
  • 2 1
 many broken boas here - easy to replace and warranty like everyone knows. laces are ok... anyone use the salomon shoe lace system? i do. and looooove them. dont know if it would work with a bike shoe related to different forces loosening the semi sensitive tension device, but a slightly stronger tension device would do the trick i think!
  • 1 0
 @tacklingdummy:
I think it was a previous pinkbike review where there was a link to a ted talk on how to tie your laces, turns out I'd been doing them wrong my whole life and now I do them correctly they don't come undone (still don't want them on my cycling shoes though).
  • 1 0
 I agree 100%. My fiveten laces broke last night.
  • 3 0
 I absolutely do not want boa on my riding shoes. I guarantee that I would smash them off on a rock somewhere. If laces break, they're really easy to replace, and you can go around kicking all kinds of boulders around without having to worry about them.
  • 2 0
 @twozerosix: For Speedlace style shoes checkout Giro Ventana, Crank Bros Mallet, Northwave Spider.
  • 2 0
 @tacklingdummy: Yes, they do come undone easily, and worse, like the shoelace-in-chainring disfunction.
On the other hand, shoelaces are traditional, and easy to replace.
  • 2 0
 @DC1988: It is not only that they come undone, it is that laces have some give. Some have stretch. A ratchet or velcro strap for trail/enduro riding with clipless is in a more fixed locked position which I like for technical riding. If I was using flats, freeriding, or dirt jumping I'd probably want laces more.

I have seen that way to tie laces. I have tried it and it still comes undone for me. With the double knot, you either have to tie it tight where it is annoying to untie or too loose and it can come undone. Perhaps it is the laces, but just my experience.
  • 1 0
 @twozerosix: I have an old pair of shimanos that had speed lace, but they wore through so I've reverted them to regular laces. Definitely not as good now.
  • 2 0
 @mikekazimer: "So far I've been impressed with the performance of the 2FO Clip, although I'd still love to see an even burlier version emerge, one with a higher cuff and maybe a strap over the laces....."

Rime 1.0 & 2.0
  • 1 0
 @retswen: no need to keep waiting competitors of Adidas also make good shoes and I know at leqst one that has implemented a boa on a grippy flat shoe which is Vaude. I believe a Swiss brand did the same and use the same rubber so they probably come out the same factory. Rubber is easily as good as Adidas and performance doesn't drop once they are toward the end pf their life. I have the cheap version with laces, 2 seasons and use them to walk around and dig, nearly dead but served me well.
  • 1 0
 @tealdub: thanks, cheers.
  • 1 0
 @Trudeez: Yeah, used to be. Those were mostly good years for Mavic footwear. The sole material collaboration with Salomon resulted in some excellent tread/lugs patterns, especially for cyclocross. I'll check out the Shimano, thank you.
  • 2 0
 Shimano GR9 are your friend. Speed laces and lace cover! Comfy too.
  • 2 0
 @mikekazimer: all dh and enduro shoes say they have a "more rearward cleat position", it'd be nice to know how they compare to each other before buying them.
  • 2 0
 laces with a velcro cover!
  • 2 0
 @Bushmaster123: when my freerider ELC die, that is where my money will go...
  • 1 0
 @Bushmaster123: Do you like the GR9 for all around riding, or are they mainly for gravity/gnar/tech?
  • 2 0
 @twozerosix: both! They're aimed at the gravity crowd. I only ride flats and care about comfort and functionality first and foremost.
  • 1 0
 @twozerosix: imo the GR9 is not any more burly/gnarly than a 2FO ClipLite, 510 Kestrel Pro Boa or another shoe like that. The biggest difference is the place cover. In fact, my GR9 is 40 grams per shoe lighter than my Kestrel Pro Boa. Getting back to your original question....depends on what you're looking for in a shoe. For me personally I would err toward a heavier burlier shoe 90% of the time (I use the Kestels for townie riding) but that's because I prefer protection and security over weight. The GR9 is definitely a burly gravity oriented shoe but I use it for all my mtb needs (trail/enduro, dh and ds racing). I've owned a couple of the iterations of the ME7 and it's a great shoe but definitely lighter build and lighter weight and I never quite felt like my feet were very well protected. The GR9 has plenty stiff of a sole for trail rides and is definitely comfy enough for hiking sections. So I guess my answer is that they are burly for burly riding but I like them for almost everything. If that's too much give the ME7 a try.
  • 1 0
 @twozerosix: *lace cover
  • 26 0
 Question. Why Shimano is one of few companies that make shoes with flange against dirt getting inside? I mean my Shimanos are simply the best I ever had. I hate grit in my shoes.
  • 7 0
 I had a super old pair of Nike ACG that had that feature too, wish more shoes offered that
  • 6 0
 5 10 Trail Cross Mid Pro mountain bike shoes have a cuff against dirt intrusion. Fits snug around the ankle so they are tough to put the shoe on the foot, but it works a treat.
  • 2 0
 The old 2F0's had this feature, I use them for digging because of the booty. No dirt gets in ever.
  • 11 0
 But will they replace my rapidly disintegrating VXi ‘s?
Still the only shoe for wide feet.
  • 2 0
 Same issue here mate, wide toe box and hard to find decent fits. Lake makes some and Sidi mega but not DH specifics but sadly have to make do for now.
  • 2 0
 So far my 2FO Roost Flat have a wider toe box than Freeriders, Freeriders Pro, regular Impact, maybe Impact Pro, and the Pearl Izumi WRX.
  • 3 0
 Shimano GR7 look like solid alternatives.
  • 1 0
 @cogsci: agreed, and definitely more room in the toes than my Impacts as well
  • 3 0
 Ride Concepts definitely fit wider than Specialized - worth a look.
  • 1 0
 @cogsci: really, the 2fo's are wider than the new Pearl Izumi shoes? The Pearl's with the boa we're the only flat shoes I could find that fit and I had to go up a size. Might have to check those out!
  • 2 0
 @revystoked: & @robguide: indeed they do. I have both and prefer the ride concepts.

To be honest, I dislike the 2FO as the dole is too thick, you feel disconnected from the pedal, unlike with freeriders
  • 1 0
 @revystoked: no size 14! Dang Samsquanch feet!
  • 1 0
 @cogsci: I tried Roost Flats because a lot of people said the toe box was wider, but they felt super tight to me, even going a size up. Whether or not Freeriders have a narrower toe box it feels less stiff than the Specialized one, letting my foot stretch the shoe.
  • 1 0
 @chachmonkey: where did the roost feel worse? Depth or width?
  • 1 0
 @cogsci: The width was the problem. It felt like my feet were hitting the sides of the shoe and being forced upward on each side, as though I'd run out of room on the footbed. On shoes with more flexible sides my feet can force them outward for some extra room. For example, back when I was still trying to cram my feet into Vans you could see the sides of the shoe extending beyond the sole to give my feet more room. The Specialized was way more stiff, so my feet just contorted upward on each side.
  • 1 0
 @chachmonkey: I can relate a bit to that. I saw they just released their Rime, but I think the sidewalls may be even stronger unlike vans. I also noticed from looking at the photos that the sole seems to be cut a little more narrow at the toes for some odd reason.
  • 9 0
 Perfect, they’ve brought out the shoe I wanted less than a week after I get my 2FOs muddy for the first time so can’t return them. Fml
  • 7 0
 Version one was okay, stff enoug and durable, I had two pairs.

Version two was way to flexible and the fit was awful, like a pair of baggy shorts on your feet..

Version three?
  • 9 0
 Third time's the charm? I'd say these new ones are well worth a try.
  • 2 0
 @mikekazimer: first shoe I’ve had in (oh good, feeling older the more I think about this) 15+ years that might match, or maybe exceed, the grip of Impacts
  • 4 0
 @mashrv1, same here. It's great to have another option on the market that's actually grippy enough for my liking.
  • 4 0
 Can confirm, I have a severe foot injury that has been bothering me for 18 years so I go out and buy all the new shoes with hope that I will gain some comfort. The new 2FO Roost (not the regular 2FO) is the first shoe to match and barely surpass Five Ten grip. Surprisingly I think it offers this grip with increased dampening, which does not deaden the shoe or take away feedback. I'm not a big fan of specialized, but they really did some great with these shoes, I hope they go even wider though.
  • 1 0
 @cogsci: Could you comment on the sizing of the 2FO Roost vs. FiveTen? I’m trying to figure out how “true” the equivalent US to EUR sizing is going from FiveTen to Specialized. I’m a US 13 in FiveTen which should be EUR 47, but wanted someone with real experience if you don’t mind sharing, even if you’re a different size.
  • 2 0
 @lj17: I’m a US 9 (EU 42) in the 2FOs and a US 8.5 (EU 41.5) in Impacts. Hope that helps
  • 2 0
 @lj17: I rode size 10 in five ten freeriders and freerider pro to get the right toe width. 43.5 in the 2FO Roost.
  • 3 0
 @cogsci @mashrv1: Thanks for the comments. It seems like I might have to go up a size for the 2FO. My US 13 Freerider and Freerider Pros have EUR 47 on the tongue but based on what you said, and some size 47 Giro Riddance I tried in the past that were too tight, I might go for size 48. It's confusing because not all size charts I find are consistent. Thanks again!
  • 6 0
 Terrible time to release riding shoes, Specialized...everyone just bought Sambas. Psyyyyche!
  • 1 0
 @WRCDH: look flexy and painful
  • 1 0
 @cogsci: They sure do! But I wonder how stiff the Samba cycling shoe plastic sole + shank is...it might be comparable to Shimano’s commuter shoes that seem to be just right on the bike and are not excessively stiff on bike and off. I quite like a little flex...a little bit...in my cleated MTB shoes. It provides a little bit of shock attenuation to prevent all the impact forces and vibration frequencies from entering your ankle joints. But those Sambas look like they’d have relatively poor ankle retention as well as getting rocks, dirt, pebbles, and road grime into their low ankle cuffs.

By the way, please excuse all the psyyyyche, yo, 411, mad, and phat 90’s lingo — the Sambas evoked a bit of a flashback to the 90’s. They reminded me of the days of riding in whatever flatish-soled unsuitable shoes I had in the early 90’s =P. (All in jest, of course =)
  • 3 0
 I usually wear clips but I have a pair of the 2FO Flat pedal Roosts that I've been trying. Loving them right now. Only rode about 40-50 miles on them on a pair of Vaults. Rubber seems to be holding better than either my Freeriders from 5 years ago and a pair of Adidas Trailcross from 2 years ago. There's indentation from the pins but no piercing of the rubber sole. Rubber wise I think they are damp and are grippy as the Stealth rubber from the Freeriders and more grippy than the Trailcross.
  • 8 4
 I know I sound like a toddler but... Please give me 2-3 velcro straps rather than laces.
  • 3 0
 This works where mud, sand, and water are not a regular occurrence, otherwise velcro starts to lose its stick after awhile and well before the rest of the shoe has worn out.
  • 4 0
 They look awesome, still not good for wide feet. When is this going to get through?
  • 3 0
 That's my main problem too. Flip flops with stealth sole anyone?
  • 2 0
 Yup had the original cliplites ( horribly narrow ) and the original 2FO flats ( slight less than horribly narrow ). Who exactly has narrow feet??
  • 1 0
 @Bushmaster123: Everyone who wears modern shoes that aren't flip flops or sandals. Even Keens need to be wider ;(

This is what I have currently:

www.birkenstock.com/us/professional/with-steel-toe
  • 1 0
 No Boa would be a bummer. I have an OG version of these shoes that are still running great. The only problem so far was that I cut a Boa lace by accident while doing trail work ( my fault and a really close shave ).
The Boa has been rock solid and is so easy.
  • 2 1
 As someone who believes that the S-Works 7 is the best road shoe that has ever been produced, I'd be willing to give these a shot but man these are the ugliest MTN shoes I've ever seen. Remind me of bowling shoes or geriatric SAS shoes.
  • 2 1
 ...So when is one of these companies going to release a shoe with a truly extended cleat box......not just" saying" its extended, but actually making it possible to mount the cleat in the middle of the foot .....Where real riders need it... so far theres ZERO options available.. Crank Brothers looks to be the farthest back Ive seen, but still not enough!!!
  • 1 0
 I still have my 2016 version. Indestructible, like if a nuclear apocalypse did happen, and I survived, I could splat cockroaches with them. The are an absolute swine to get them on though. My fingers bleed trying to get me heels in!
  • 1 0
 Seems like Specialized kind of missed the mark on these. Lace retention seems non-existent (needs a lace cover or some kind of clip to keep lace ends from flopping about). I don't see an elastic band shown in any pictures. The cleat box being shallow is also an unfortunate oversight. I expect my cleat to be completely embedded in the sole and undetectable while walking on hard surfaces. Otherwise looks like a great shoe.
  • 1 0
 Levy mentioned the elastic lace retention band, you can also see it in the first picture
  • 1 0
 @whoopsy: I'm not seeing it...I suspect it is very small and thin rather than a broad thing that would really hold the laces in place.

@mikelevy How big is the retention band? Specialized doesn't even show it on their website.
  • 1 0
 @SuperHighBeam: If its like the previous version (which i own) it should be this circled band here: imgur.com/SnsiyZp . Maybe they tucked it away but on my old ones there is a little "lip" which sticks out the top so you can pull the whole band up and slide the laces underneath. Ive never had issues with my laces coming open when tucked under there.
  • 1 0
 @TurboTorsten: Ah, see that is was not so obvious looking at the picture. Initially, I thought the retention band up by where you'd tie your laces which would be pretty useless. having it farther down the shoe like that would be helpful. It does look like it'd be little cumbersome to actually use though since it sits so flat.
  • 1 0
 2fo cliplite are the best shoes I’ve owned.
A bit narrow unfortunately but you can size up.
3 years on and they are like new.
Just bought another pair 150euro.

2 x boas so you’re never really caught out if one breaks.
  • 2 0
 No love for shoelaces? Can I possibly be the only one who ties shoes once, when they are new, and from then on leaves them tied and uses a shoehorn to put them on? Easy to do with platform pedal shoes with a padded cuff.
  • 1 0
 I just tie them loose enough to act like slip-ons. It worked back when I used to skate and it works on a bike as well! I'm not pulling up unless I'm clipped in.
  • 1 0
 So BOAs are getting dropped entirely from the 2FO line? It would be nice to see a Cliplite successor slot in between the Roost and DH models but it seems doubtful at this point.
  • 3 0
 Any chance they're going to offer a wet weather version for those of us who don't live in california?
  • 2 0
 No shit! Would it kill companies to offer a gore tex version. There are lots of gore tex trail running sneakers but no mtb ??? Makes zero sense.
  • 1 0
 Looks like I am ready to go bowling. Is it me or is the flat shoe market going hella ugly? There is not a single brand of shoes on the market right now that look any good. So disappointed.
  • 4 1
 Looks great but very expensive.
  • 1 0
 shimano's are around 200...
  • 2 0
 The new 2fo is the best flat shoe I have owned and that is taking into account Five Ten, Unparalleled and Ride Concept.
  • 1 0
 Hey Mike, the regular 2fo 2.0 is my favorite shoe of all time- any word on what is going on with that one? Been out of stock forever....
  • 1 1
 I love Shimano shoes and am aware they do not protect you from a sharp rock or trail debris the soles are solid but I buy them for comfort and function not for protection so for DH I see this as a fail.
  • 1 0
 Just a heads up you don't get real laces until you spend the extra $$$ for the super-pro model. The base models use thread and dental floss.
  • 2 0
 The 5.10 freerider pro is $150. Just saying that for flats it seems a better option.
  • 1 0
 Scott Volt is $89, and comes with BOA. Not much color choice though.
  • 1 0
 Laces are the best for one simple reason...the KISS..Keep It Simple STUPID..Smile
  • 1 0
 Are we going backwards on time?? WTF
Lacets to mess with your chain, gloves, mud, brain...
  • 2 0
 FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SOMEONE MAKE A FLAT PEDAL SHOE FOR WINTER RIDING
  • 7 9
 Of course the flat version will have the ugly, out of place, leather panel on the front, because making an actually good looking, non skater style, flat pedal shoe is asking too much, right?
  • 5 4
 Why would you have shoes NOT looking like skate shoes ? Our sport is a riding sports, so Football or smart style is rightfully considered lame. You wouldn't want to get riding shoes styles after Nike Air Max or some rubbish of the sort would you ?
  • 4 1
 @Balgaroth: So it's either skate or Nike Shox?
  • 4 0
 @Arierep: well what else ? XC style shoe for gravity ? Urban borring shoes ? Hiking shoes ? Tell me what you would want to see rather than the classic skate shoe style which is used both for functionality and tribute to the root of our sport (the gravity side of it that is).
  • 2 0
 I use new balance 806 “work” shoes. Sneaker style, tons of grip, and more protection than they appear to have from their appearance.
  • 5 8
 I was given the bright orange earlier flat pedal model by a friend who I tried to convince to go flat pedal. I tried them on stiffer than roadies and slippery sole. Now I understand his look when I asked him how he liked flats. What a piece of shit
  • 23 0
 Well, it seems a *little* bit harsh calling your friend a piece of shit for not liking flats...
  • 24 0
 I had a stroke trying to read this
  • 6 0
 With friends like you, who needs enemies?
  • 4 4
 This was though to crack. I will decode it for the benefit of those who didn't get it. His friend bought some platform shoes after the suggestion of donpinpon29. He bought them, tried using them and didn't like them, so he gave them to donpinpon29. These shoes had a very stiff and slippery sole. They were a piece of shit (the shoes, not the friend).
  • 1 1
 @bigtim: haha fair enough
  • 1 1
 Sorry if I did not clarify that the shoes are the p.o.s. My friend on the other is just another victim of spd making him forget basic skills. Back to my cave
  • 1 1
 @DavidGuerra: obrigado David
  • 1 0
 I might try some of these as the sole on my 5/10s is coming apart now.
  • 1 0
 How does the fit compare to the 2FO ClipLite @mikekazimer?
  • 1 0
 Is this a review for ants?
  • 1 0
 Old ones are better.This look weak and flimsy.
  • 1 0
 I’ll just use my junk shoes
  • 1 0
 I can wear them to the office...
  • 1 0
 Hideous.... I rather wear Nike Air Monarchs
  • 1 0
 More ugly shoes. It never stops.
  • 1 0
 ...so grandpas can mountInbike in style too?
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 Sick shoe!
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 Maybe a successor to the irritatingly now discontinued five ten Impact?
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 Both the Impact Sam Hill and the Impact Pro are both still available and in the 2021 product range from Five Ten.
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 @workwithstudios: and the impact pro is damn near perfect.
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 @CDT77: I think it has a wider toe box than the freerider pro as well.
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 @workwithstudios: really? Can you tell me where I can get them as they are not listed on the Adidas Five Ten site: www.adidas.co.uk/five_ten-shoes
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 Anyone else laugh at the red stripe??
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 Always loved the 2FO.

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