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Specialized Recon 1.0 Mountain Bike Shoe

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Recon 1.0 Mountain Bike Shoe

Whether the day ahead has open gravel, winding singletrack, or even some hike-a-bike in store, the Specialized Recon 1.0 Mountain Bike Shoe covers all your bases with a durable, efficient, and comfortable-in-the-dirt design. Courtesy of Specialized's exclusive STRIDE toe-flex technology, this shoe is able to deftly strike the balance of confident, natural movement off the bike and efficient pedaling in the saddle with a stiffness index of 6.0.

Backed by science, the Body Geometry sole and footbed are designed to increase power and efficiency while also reducing your chances of injury by serving up optimal hip, knee, and foot alignment for pump track sessions and all-day XC sufferfests alike. A lifted heel adds even more natural comfort when you're forced to walk sections of the ride, and SlipNot rubber treads on the outsole lock in surefooted traction in case you encounter muddy conditions.

  • Comfort-driven MTB shoes for cross-country and trail riding
  • Body Geometry construction enhances comfort and efficiency
  • Nylon sole blends stiffness with off-bike comfort
  • Large rubber lugs provide extensive grip
  • SlipNot rubber tread provides optimal traction on wet terrain
  • Three hook-and-loop straps secure an exact fit in seconds
  • Two-bolt cleat pattern fits all major mountain bike pedals
  • Item #SCQ0085

Upper Material
synthetic
Closure
hook-and-loop straps
Footbed
Body Geometry
Midsole
TPU
Sole
nylon, SlipNot rubber
Cleat Compatibility
2-bolt
Claimed Weight
[1/2 pair] 11.7oz (331g)
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year

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>Rating: 4

Nice budget level shoe

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
45
Height
5` 10"
Weight
158 lbs

For context, I have a narrow flat foot and weigh close to 160 with gear. This is pretty good for a budget shoe. For me, at this price point, I'm not going to get that glove like fit of some of the $200 and up shoes (remember - narrow foot). I like Specialized's body geometry thinking that went into the sole of the shoe - it means that I don't have to put a special insole in the shoe to get proper knee motion. They give it a "6" on the stiffness meter, which works just fine for me. I have used stiffer shoes, but I'm happy with a 6. If you're more on the Clydesdale side, then you might need something a bit stiffer if you're looking to transfer that 300 plus watts to the pedals. The uppers are comfortable, but on my narrow foot, they tend to bunch up a bit near the toes when the straps are tightened. If your foot is higher volume, you probably won't have a problem. The shoes are also reasonably light considering that the sole has some nice size lugs. I have not gotten them wet so far, but the uppers seem to be made of a fast drying material. I used the size chart provided by Specialized here on the Backcountry website, and it was spot on for me. A European size 45 is equivalent to an 11.5 US size in this shoe, so yeah, it runs about a half size large compared to some other shoes. If you're looking for a XC or gravel shoe that won't break the bank, yet has some nice design features, this could be the one. When I can afford a more expensive pair of shoes, I will definitely consider the Specialized lineup.

>Rating: 3

Run really large, tough buy from online

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
45
Height
6` 1"
Weight
165 lbs

Nice shoe but hard to recommend buying something that is so far off typical sizing from an online shop. No fun paying $7 to return a shoe that clearly did not fit or run true to size, recommend buying from a store that lets you try on a size and not pay for something that does not fit well. Typically wear a 45 or 46 but I am hesitant to even order a 44 in case that is also too large... shame as the green color really is nice! Trouble is not just length but the toe box is also a bit too generous. If you want a loose fitting shoe its great but I'd pass on buying from a store front that can't let you try on and find the correct size

>Rating: 5

I look cool! Lol

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
42
Height
5` 9"
Weight
180 lbs

First pair of Specialized shoes... just bought a Specialized bike and these match it perfectly! They ran big.. had to return my first pair and got a 42 I wear a size 10 sometimes 11 shoe. But these fit great and I took them out today and they were great! Matched my bike perfectly!

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>Rating: 5

I look cool! Lol

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
42
Height
5` 9"
Weight
180 lbs

First pair of Specialized shoes... just bought a Specialized bike and these match it perfectly! They ran big.. had to return my first pair and got a 42 I wear a size 10 sometimes 11 shoe. But these fit great and I took them out today and they were great! Matched my bike perfectly!

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