A high-end entry-level shoe for the keen racer who wants a simple and light shoe, the Altea II Plus is nevertheless very keenly priced with many features.
With a sewn-in-place neoprene tongue the Altea is very tight to get on and off but consequently gives really good support on the bike.
The synthetic leather uppers are firm with the added benefits of toughness and stain resistance. A stiff plastic heel counter adds to the limpet-like grip on the foot and the new ratchet plus two Velcro straps are always there to trim the fit. Another useful feature is the vernier markings on the sole for setting the cleat.
In use the Altea is light and airy and feels like an extension of the foot, which must be the perfect result for a clip-in pedal?