Packing Northwave’s SLW2 closure system, the Men’s Sonic 2 Plus Cycling Shoe wraps your foot like a glove with its micro-adjustable dial and nifty release mechanism that are extremely quick and intuitive to operate, even even as you’re pedaling. This adjustment system evenly distributes pressure with lacing guides, so you are not plagued with pressure points that make your feet scream in pain. Not only does it allow for precise tightening inputs like other dials available on the market, but it features a handy release tab that opens all of the shoe in one lifting motion and loosens it in tiny increments with the downward push of a button, in case you over tighten it. But even so its ingenious closure system, the Sonic 2 Plus Cycling Shoe uses NorthWave’s Thermowelded Layer Construction process, which seamlessly welds a lightweight microfiber to large mesh vents that disperse heat as you start to sweat on brutal climbs and strenuous sprints. You’ll be able to find this construction not only keeps your feet pleasantly dry and cool, but it masterfully conforms to the shape of your foot without bunching and creating pinch points. For even greater foot retention, Northwave’s integrated heel system sucks your heel in place to maximize power transfer and reduce the rubbing that only ends up in irritation. Seeing it’s designed for discerning roadies, the Sonic 2 Plus Cycling Shoe comes with an NRG Air Carbon Reinforced sole that lays down serious power when speed and efficiency are paramount. The sole is ventilated in a couple of areas to disperse excess heat inside the shoe and accommodates both standard 3-bolt road and SPD-style cleats (cleat plate isn’t included for SPD cleats). SPD compatibility means you’ll also wear it even as training and racing on your cross-country bike.
Upper Material: thermowelded lightweight microfiber, mesh vent inserts
Closure: SLW2 closure system, hook-and-loop lower strap
Sole: NRG Air Carbon Reinforced sole
Cleat Compatibility: 3-bolt road, 2-bolt mountain (cleat plate not included)
Claimed Weight: 270 g