Specialized S-Works Recon Shoe

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The best of both worlds - road stiffness and off-road capability

The new S-Works Recon shoes look like a perfect choice for fast gravel rides, especially those that mix on and off-road sections. They're also versatile enough to tackle anything from cyclocross to cross-country MTB courses.

Super-stiff carbon sole with aggressive lugs for grip, titanium mounting plates for 2-bolt MTB cleats, CNC'd alloy BOA dials and strong, tear-resistant Dyneema fabric with a tough toe bumper.

They blend the light weight and stiffness of the always popular S-Works Road shoe with the durability and grip you need from a true off-road shoe. These aren't intended for downhilling or enduro, they're not trying to be all things to all people - they're fast, light shoes for getting off the beaten track, and for the road sections in between.

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Colour: Black

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Finding the perfect high-performance pair of off-road shoes can be tough going, but with the S-Works Recon shoes, we've made the choice simple. Exceptional power transfer? Check. Gram-counter approved? Check. Undeniable style? You got it. With the S-Works Recon shoes, you get off-road shoes that ready for any kind of adventure, whether it's gravel, cyclocross, or XC racing.

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 gravel riding.

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 durability.

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, the toe box is a little roomier to prevent pinching when moving around, 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.

  • Body Geometry sole and footbed are ergonomically designed and scientifically tested to boost power, increase efficiency, and reduce the chance of injury by optimizing hip, knee, and foot alignment.
  • Specialized's stiffest and lightest mixed-terrain FACT carbon plate maximizes power transfer: Stiffness Index 13.0.
  • Dyneema® Mesh is trapped between layers of four-way stretch mesh and TPU to create no-stretch zones for the ultimate connection and comfort.
  • Independent alloy BOA® S3-Snap dials for on-the-fly micro-adjustment, backed by the BOA® Lifetime Guarantee.
  • PadLock heel construction cradles the heel and is proven to improve acceleration.
  • Titanium alloy cleat nut.
  • SlipNot rubber heel and toe tread for confident traction on all terrain with removable toe studs.
  • Form Fit last with a roomy toe box for the ultimate in connectivity and comfort.
  • Two-bolt cleat pattern fits all major MTB pedals.
  • Approximate weight: 270g (1/2 pair, Size 42).

Specialized Men's Cycling Shoes - Size Chart

Euro 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 42.5 43 43.5 44 44.5 45 45.5 46 46.5 47 48 49
UK 5.5 6.25 6.5 6.75 7 7.5 8 8.3 8.6 9.25 9.6 10 10.5 10.75 11.25 11.6 12 12.75 13.5
cm 25 25.25 25.5 25.75 26 26.5 27 27.3 27.5 27.9 28.3 28.6 29 29.3 29.5 29.9 30.2 30.9 31.6
US 6.5 7.25 7.5 7.75 8 8.5 9 9.3 9.6 10.25 10.6 11 11.5 11.75 12.25 12.6 13 13.75 14.5