Specialized has just announced the launch of two new shoes in its Recon shoe range, combing features for road performance and gravel comfort.
The new S-Works Recon and Recon ADV will retail for £385 and £200 respectively.
S-Works Recon is a dual Boa shoe, designed with help from more than 100,000 foot scans to fit the widest possible range of riders.
The Recon ADV is a lace shoe designed for long gravel adventures, with toe-flex technology for comfortable feeling.
S-Works Recon – RRP £385
- High-density pontoons and new shims allow riders to tune their pedal interface for maximum efficiency and a road-like pedal platform
- Features Body Geometry technology by way of the Varus Wedge, a Longitudinal Arch, and Metatarsal Button
- Asymmetrical heel counter supports the medial side while removing material from the lateral side, allowing for a lower collar.
- Using an Internal I-Beam adds stiffness and strength—eliminating the need for additional bracing and allowing the shoe to stay extremely lightweight
- Zoned reinforcement across quarter and forefoot maximizes support while the updated BOA® routing improves lockdown—eliminating the need for a toe strap
- Additional 3mm, 6mm, and 9mm pontoon shims for leg length discrepancy and cleat stacker available through Specialized Rider Care.
- For a wider fit — the new base plate is 4mm wider than the standard width (8mm wider than S-Works Recon Mountain Bike Shoes).
- 280g for a size 42
Recon ADV – RRP £200
- Stride toe-flex technology allows greater toe flex for steep inclines and improved walkability
- Laser perforated upper features microfiber backing for better moisture management and supple feeling
- Ride or hike in confidence with a TPU mudguard that offers protection from stone strikes
- Pontoons create a stable pedal platform as well as aiding walking feel
- Greater SlipNot rubber tread coverage on sole that’s optimized for gravel traction
- Features proven Body Geometry technology like the Varus Wedge to maintain efficient and comfortable hip, knee, and foot alignment while riding