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 ventilation.

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).

The vented Mouthport in the toe box is designed to pull air through the shoe (a familiar concept from their S-Works helmets) and the mesh upper and specially redesigned tongue contribute to a free flow of air.

They may be pared down in materials, but there's no shortage of tech to ensure a comfortable, efficient ride. All the usual Specialized Body Geometry enhancements are present and correct, including; Longitudinal Arch, Varus Wedge, and personalized insoles with a Metatarsal Button.

These features work together to align your hip, foot, and knee, while also limiting medial/lateral knee movement and maintaining good circulation to your toes.

The S-Works 7 Vent Road Shoes are available now, priced at £360 per pair.

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