With an incredibly light and strong Dyneema upper these are
essentially the superb S-Works Road shoes (with the same
exceptional comfort) further toughened for XC, cyclocross and
Unsurprisingly S3 BOA dials make a welcome appearance, for easy
and precise on-the-fly adjustment, and they're a unique design to
Specialized featuring a CNC'd alloy outer for maximum
The sole unit is lugged for grip off-road, with the option to
add a pair of front studs for muddy conditions, and the cleat
mounting plate is titanium - yes, these really are super light! (at
around 270g per shoe in a size 42).
A tough toe bumper provides protection against flying stones,
and the PadLock heel unit is designed to prevent lift.
Overall there's every bit of attention to detail that you'd
expect from a flagship S-Works product.
And of course Specialized being Specialized, they have used
their Body Geometry expertise to ensure that the Recon's fit is as
good as its looks.