Specialized S-Works Recon laces up high end gravel race shoe

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First spotted at Unbound Gravel, Specialized just made the S-Works Recon Lace official. For those who would rather have a pair of laces instead of BOA dials, the new shoe is another option for efficient (and comfy) gravel riding.

S-Works Recon Lace

S-Works Recon Lace Aloha color side

Take the existing S-Works Recon gravel shoe and add laces, and you get the new S-Works Recon Lace. With a welded mesh/TPU and Dyneema upper that has been stripped of any hardware, in addition to a more customize able fit, the shoe also gets lighter at 280g (claimed, size 42).

S-Works Recon Lace SPD compatible gravel shoe

You’ll still find a FACT carbon outsole with a stiffness index of 13 for maximum efficiency. To ensure durability and walkability, there are ample tread blocks (TPU for the pedal pontoons and SlipNot rubber for the heel and toe), replaceable toe spikes, and a woven carbon used for the exposed sections.

Body Geometry Features

S-Works Recon Lace Body Geometry S-Works Recon Lace body geometry

The S-Works Recon Lace also carries forward all of the Body Geometry features like a built-in longitudinal arch, a +1.5mm forefoot Varus wedge, and a metatarsal button to promote a comfortable and efficient pedaling position.

S-Works Recon Lace Pricing, Sizing & Availability

S-Works Recon Lace Olive Green S-Works Recon Lace Black

Available in Oak Green, Black, and the wild Aloha colorways, the shoes are priced at $325 with sizing ranging from 36-49, and half sizes from 38.5-46.5. Available now.


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