Specialized S=Works Shoes

paulieb2006
paulieb2006 Posts: 318
edited June 2009 in Road buying advice
Does anybody have these shoes.
Was thinking of shelling out for them as I hace a fairly wide foot with a high instep and think that the Boa Strap system would suite me better. Know they are expencive but think its worth it if they are comfy and fit properly. Is there any other shoes that have this closing system on them
http://www.specialized.com/gb/en/bc/SBC ... spid=40323

Thanks

Comments

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    I have a pair and I bloody love them (in white too). That said, I got them for free.
  • akkers
    akkers Posts: 140
    I have a pair and yes they're great, and light too. But for top of the class I use Sidi Ergo 2 in vernice white..... now thats a shoe. Bit heavier but feels much better, and the only shoe on the market with FULL carbon sole I believe.
  • markw99
    markw99 Posts: 33
    My mate was looking at them (and he too has a fairly wide foot) and found them pretty tight, so went with the Sidi Ergo2s.

    My feet are pretty normal width so I ended up buying the BG Pro road shoe in white, but had to buy the next size up as they are small on the sizing it seems. The guy in Sigma said that most people ended up buying the next size up.
  • nferrar
    nferrar Posts: 2,511
    I bought BG Experts originally but found the ratchet dug into the side of my foot so got the s-works ones and love them. I have fairly wide feet and they don't feel especially comfy just putting them on but once out on the bike they're near perfect. The Boa system works and spreads the load evenly across the top. Heel could maybe grip a bit better but hasn't caused me problem. Got mine on offer for £140 (can't remember where) but would be happy enough paying full price if I had to.
  • the only shoe on the market with FULL carbon sole I believe.

    the sidi genius 6.6 has the same full carbon sole i believe.
  • bahzob
    bahzob Posts: 2,195
    I have them and think they are excellent. Prefer to the Sidi Ergo 2 which I bought in haste and regretted later as too narrow.

    That said, depending on what type of feet you have and what you are planning to use shoes for another option are Bont-a-Ones.

    http://bont.com/shop/product.asp?cat=&maincat=bike-shoes

    They may sound stupidly expensive but if, like me you have one foot a size bigger and a lot wider than the other they can work out cheaper than buying lots of pairs of shoes that dont fit right and/or ruin a major event.

    If you buy direct from their site you can pretty much get made to measure shoes. And once they arrive they can be heat molded at home to give an exact fit. In terms of performance the have an incredibly rigid carbon footbed I've found to be noticeably better than my s-works.

    They are especially designed for track use (think some of the British squad used them) but I've found them good for road, including time trialling.
    Martin S. Newbury RC
  • sampras38
    sampras38 Posts: 1,917
    Does anybody have these shoes.
    Was thinking of shelling out for them as I hace a fairly wide foot with a high instep and think that the Boa Strap system would suite me better. Know they are expencive but think its worth it if they are comfy and fit properly. Is there any other shoes that have this closing system on them
    http://www.specialized.com/gb/en/bc/SBC ... spid=40323

    Thanks

    Yep, I had a pair that I bought from a friend and they are superb. Only problem is they were a little too big for me so I flogged them on here.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    bahzob wrote:
    I have them and think they are excellent. Prefer to the Sidi Ergo 2 which I bought in haste and regretted later as too narrow.

    That said, depending on what type of feet you have and what you are planning to use shoes for another option are Bont-a-Ones.

    http://bont.com/shop/product.asp?cat=&maincat=bike-shoes

    They may sound stupidly expensive but if, like me you have one foot a size bigger and a lot wider than the other they can work out cheaper than buying lots of pairs of shoes that dont fit right and/or ruin a major event.

    If you buy direct from their site you can pretty much get made to measure shoes. And once they arrive they can be heat molded at home to give an exact fit. In terms of performance the have an incredibly rigid carbon footbed I've found to be noticeably better than my s-works.

    They are especially designed for track use (think some of the British squad used them) but I've found them good for road, including time trialling.

    Sir Chris uses them...