Specialized 2FO Clip 2.0 shoes
Specialized has managed to make its popular clipless shoes even better. The upper of the 2FO Clip 2.0s is almost identical to that of the 2FO Flat 2.0s and more malleable than the older one. This, along with the well-supported footbed, adds to the impressive comfort.
The upper is also warmer and better at keeping water out, although you’ll still get wet feet after multiple splashes. Thankfully the shoes still dry quickly after a proper soaking.
One of the key things that makes the new Clips stand out is the length of the cleat slots. Specialized has extended them by 4mm, meaning that you can run your cleats 10mm further back than on the likes of Giro’s Chamber II shoes. This really boosts control on the bike and keeps your legs feeling fresh on long runs.
Specialized has ensured there’s enough stiffness through the sole to keep the shoes quite efficient when you do put the power down, but not at the cost of feedback through the pedals.
The padded ankle collar and reinforced toe bumper add a little extra protection too.
At 942g (UK size 43 with cleats) they’re lighter than the originals, but also £40 more expensive.