S-Works Cycling Shoes
The current versions have a replaceable steel lace
“Replaceable high-strength braided steel lace”Posted 6 years agobob_summersMember
Replacement boa dials if you need them.
I’ve been using s-works road shoes for a couple of months after a few years of hotfoot problems – early days yet, but I think they are helping.
Better value than Sidi too, IMO (if value matters at 200 quid plus…)
Edit – beaten to it!Posted 6 years agoti_pin_manMember
Loads of online places have them a bit cheaper. I’ve been riding 20 years and used loads of shoes but these have been a revolation, use mine 2 / 3 times a week including commuting and they are a great fit, the insoles can be adjusted to make an almost custom fit. No problems with the boa laces. Highly recommended. Love mine. Light and stiff carbon soles! would buy another pair when these ones go!Posted 6 years agomieszkoMember
Bought a pair of the current mtb ones for my OH’s brother. They were around £140 for size 45 on sale somewhere online.
As he is the same shoe size I did try them on. They are STIFF, seriously, compared to my Shimano mid range non carbon fibre outsole these are proper racing shoes. Very light as well and some well thought out details like replaceable outsole, plastic bit in the middle of the outsole to protect the carbon from pedal strikes, boa system works good as well. However with all the lightness they do feel a bit fragile. He already raced 4 marathons in them and nothing bad to report. Using them on the road as well.
Quoting him: “Would I pay over £200 for them? No. £140? Of course.”
Seeing last years model, current looks much more flash. All shiny with loads od S-works logos etc. You need to be quick to justify them 🙂 Fortunately he is and they match his Spesh Epic race bike. 😉
One thing worth noting. I usually wear EU46 shoes and have Shimano in 46, but the Spesh shoes were a perfect fit at size 45.Posted 6 years agostanleyMember
Had the mtb versions since 06. Brilliant shoes!Posted 6 years ago
Stiff, light, durable. I think that these fears over the Boa system failing are unfounded. Mine have had lots of abuse; the shoes are falling apart really, but the lace is still ok.
As above, once worn you can’t go back to any other shoe!
Bought some discounted 2010 S-works for when my old ones die completely 🙂
£130-00 from jejames.
Just done the deed and bought some S-Works road shoes. In black.
Firstly make sure you try before you buy. Spesh don’t bring half sizes in to the UK. WIth the 2011 versions a 44 was too small and a 45 way too big.
Luckily the Concept Store in Bristol had some of the 2010 versions still in stock. They are slightly bigger than the 2011 in the same size. So a 2010 in size 44 was just right.
Initial impressions are very light, very stiff but still comfortable. Looking forward to the first ride in them.
Finally, a big than you to the staff in the Bristol Specialized Concept Store. All very polite and helpful. I was served by Pete who was excellent. EDIT They did me a deal on price as well.
Thanks to all the help above as well.Posted 6 years agoandrewhMember
I’ve got a pair of the MTB ones, very good.Posted 6 years ago
Still comfy after 24hrs in them. The lace can be PITA with cold wet fingers but that is theonly critisism.
However, mine were around £120 three years ago, will struggle to justify £200 when they give up, but should last a while as race use only, got some cheaper Shimanos for day to day.
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