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Need some new kicks that also need to perform on the bike? Specialized has you covered with two additions to their growing line of footwear. Designed for flat pedals, Specialized wants you to fear not, and SlipNot with their custom rubber outsoles for “unmatched traction, grip, and pedal feel.”
Feeling decidedly more like a skate shoe than past 2FO models, the new Method features a canvas upper with a low-profile fit. While certainly designed to be stylish and casual, the shoe features hidden tech to keep you glued to the pedals. After spinning around in these myself, it’s clear that these shoes prioritize pedal feel more than other 2FO models. They still feature an internal heel counter for support, but the cup sole, low profile fit, and flexible sole construction give them excellent feedback.
Offered in sized 36-49, standard colors include Black/Gum, Birch/White Mountains, and Black, while there will be exclusive colors for Specialized.com & owned retail which include Sage/Forest Green and Birch/Taupe Spray. Pricing is TBA.
2FO Roost Synthetic
Along with the 2FO Method, the 2FO Roost gets a slight update. We need to track down more info on this shoe as it was a surprise addition to the press kit on the Method, and will update when we have it.
- UNMATCHED GRIP: SlipNot rubber outsole offers unmatched traction, grip, and pedal feel.
- DURABILITY: Every detail designed for durability on the dirt, from upper to outsole to toe-kick to heel-cup, and everything in between. Offering superior support, durability, and fast drying for year-round riding.
- PROTECTION: Forefoot TPU toecap offers protection from stones and roots on fast technical descents.
- SUPPORT: Internal heel counter adds support without bulk.
- PADDED PERFORMANCE: Foam core midsole for vibration damping and cushioning.
- LACED UP: Laces and eyelets offer easily adjustable comfort and a locked-in fit
- BODY GEOMETRY: Sole construction and footbeds are ergonomically designed and scientifically tested to boost power, increase efficiency, and reduce the chance of injury by optimizing hip, knee, and foot alignment.
- Available Colorways: Black, Dark Moss GreenSizes: 36-4