The new Specialized 2FO DH is based around the updated 2FO and the third generation SlipNot rubber outer sole, which Ben definitely approved of in his latest three-shoe shootout, “the latest 2FO feel like they take most of the previous versions best bits and then take the sole to the next level, and, dare I say it, into the realms of 5.10’s secret rubber compound of F1 tyres mixed with unicorn tears.”
We’d expect then the new 2FO DH to be a slightly burlier offering than the 2FO Roost and going by the official release it certainly sounds that way. To kick things off, the 2FO DH comes with increased toe box protection, designed to protect your little piggies from stumps and rocks. There’s also an interior an mid-cuff for additional protection too.
The upper is constructed of polyurethane leather, combined with Specialized’s XPEL mesh designed to lower weight and improve the rate at which the shoe dries. You also get a stiffer centre inner sole. This stiffness doesn’t run the full length of the shoe however as you get a flexible heel and toe for walking comfort.
Both flat and clip versions of the new 2FO DH are available, the clips coming in black/red only, the flats in black/grey. Both are available now and will cost £145.00 a pair.
Check out the new Specialized 2FO DH shoe on Specialized’s website here.