Specialized's S-Works 7 Road shoes have proven to be a best
seller, with a winning combination of comfort and high performance.
They're fantastic all-rounders, with a super-stiff carbon sole unit
and Specialized's famed attention to fit.
But in the hotter weather a cyclist's feet can easily overheat,
and for a summertime shoe there's no such thing as too much
That's where the new Vent comes in. As the name implies it takes
the overall design philosophy of the S-Works 7 Road shoes and adds
in a whole lot of extra ventilation, via a mesh upper, front
"mouthport" and vented sole.
The Vent uses the same 66-gram FACT Powerline carbon outsole as
found in Specialized's EXOS superlight shoes, which with the added
vents results in a seriously lightweight shoe at just 233g (per
shoe, size 42).
There are the same beautifully machined alloy BOA S3-Snap
adjusters that feature on the 'regular' S-Works shoes, easy to
adjust on the fly, with micro adjustments to ensure the perfect fit
(even as your feet swell on a hot day).
They're 3-bolt pattern for compatibility with any standard
clipless road pedal systems, and the cleat nuts are even titanium,
for light weight and durability (and can rotate, to allow up to 5mm
of additional rearward adjustment).