Are laces making a comeback? If Specialized are to be believed, then yes! Contrary to the trend of using dials for performance shoes, these new gravel shoes use laces instead. Even on paper, the Recon Lace shoes stand out with a huge range of sizes, with half sizes offered too. Both the appealing design and roomy toe box impressed the judges and, when riding, the combination of laces and tight, non-stretch Dyneema uppers turns out to be very effective. A problem with many performance shoes is that maximum stiffness results in a lack of comfort. The S-Works Recon Lace is different, astounding the jury with excellent comfort. Specialized’s gravel shoe proves that it can be worthwhile to take a classic approach and update it with modern materials and a clever concept.
Price: € 330.00 | Weight: 740 g