Small Swiss cycling shoemaker Suplest has a completely revamped Edge+ 2.0 shoe line-up prepped for next season, including everything from light & stiff road shoes to flat pedal gravity, with plenty of versatile mountain bike shoes in between. Using all-new advanced materials and their first-ever ultralight woven shoe, the new range adapts Suplest’s proven tech from a surprisingly affordable price point up to the ultra-premium…
Suplest Edge+ 2.0 road & MTB shoes
Since around 2008, Suplest has been making premium shoes under the Edge name for road & XC. We tested a great road pair of the Edge 3 generation, and they’ve continued to improve ever since. One of the nice things about Suplest shoes is that even though the top tier 390€ shoes are their best-selling and most advanced, even their more entry 170€ shoes feature the same core tech details.
Last updated in 2020, three main tech features carry over, and mostly go all the way from the top-down regarding pricing. All shoes get the asymmetric Anatomic Wrap tongue design that comfortably wraps across your entire feet, while also fitting a range of foot volumes & widths.
They also all get proper BOA dial retention for good adjustability and long-life – Boa of course offers a lifetime warranty & free replacements on their systems.
Under the Boa wires, the shoes get Carbon Shield, a thin layer of carbon fiber that better distributes tightening pressure evenly under the thin wire. The Sport level shoes feature a dialed back asymmetric tongue, and no Carbon Shield.
All of the shoes get updated, heat-welded microfiber synthetic uppers with more simplified panel designs – and more subdued graphics and even a flash of color… at least below the Pro-level. The top Road Pro shoes now feature new aero dimples across the forefoot with smoother Clarino at the back.
Another all-new construction on the road is the ultra-breathable Road Pro 30.8 version, representing 30°C summers & minimum 8% mountain climbs. The new 30/8 is Suplest’s lightest, most breathable yet with a new French Matryx mesh upper woven from Kevlar & polyamide fibers for stability and hot weather comfort.
In addition to lighter, more durable webbing guides for the Boa wires, the two top tiers also feature a new 3D-Heelcounter molded heel cup with grippy dots inside for better foot stability and pedaling efficiency (and less heel lift), plus premium SoleStar insoles in side. There’s also a bit more aero dimpling on the heel cups for those free Watts!
Off-road, the XC/Gravel shoes get the same technical and styling updates, opting for the less mud-prone closed synthetic upper designs and an updated rubber toe bumper and SUPtraction rubber sole.
The gravity-oriented MTB Flat pedal shoes pretty much ditch the Anatomic Wrap & Carbon Shield concepts design, instead pairing a tough woven forefoot to a durable synthetic rear that wraps around to the laces, similar to what their Trail clipless shoes introduced last year.
Suplest Edge+ 2.0 Road, XC/Gravel & MTB Flat options
The new Edge+ 2.0 road cycling shoes come in 4 versions, topped off by the 390€ Road Pro with two Boa Li2 dials for retention, aero vented forefoot, and the full carbon sole rated at 10/10 stiffness (272g; all weights listed are Suplest claims for a single size 42 shoe). It comes in flashy back/white red with oversized logos, or simple black or white/black with tiny logos.
The other pro-level shoe is the 360€ woven mesh Edge+ 2.0 Road Pro 30.8 that gets a single Boa Li2 and the 10/10 carbon sole, plus a lighter 239g claimed weight.
The 250€ Edge+ 2.0 Road Performance shoes also get a single Boa Li2 dial, a simplified Clarino synthetic upper, and a 8/10 stiffness carbon composite sole (263g). The 170€ Edge+ 2.0 Road Sport downgrades to one Boa L6 dial and a 6/10 reinforced nylon composite sole.
The top XC & gravel shoe is the 390€ Edge+ 2.0 Mountain Pro with two Boa Li2 dials for retention, a Japanese Clarino upper, and a 10/10 stiffness-rated full-carbon sole. The shoes feature a molded SUPtraction rubber lugged sole and replaceable alloy toe spikes for mud & ice (363g).
The 250€ Edge+ 2.0 Mountain Performance shoes dial the logos back with a more subdued design, a single Boa Li2 dial, and a 8/10 stiffness carbon composite sole (364g). The 170€ Edge+ 2.0 Mountain Sport drops back to a single Boa L6 dial and a 5/10 reinforced nylon composite sole.
In the mountain bike flat range, the 170€ Flat Pedal Pro gets a single Boa L6 dial, inner ankle protection, and Bear Paw 5 multi-dot sole with sticky SUPtraction F-Blend rubber (439g). The 130€ Flat Pedal Sport simplifies things with regular shoe laces that can tuck inside a stretchy cover, and they ass a multi-color option, but no ankle protection (383g).
All of the new shoes are available by the end of October both online direct from Suplest or through their retailer partner shops.