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SpecializedS-Works Ares Road Shoe

SpecializedS-Works Ares Road Shoe


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4.5 out of 5 stars
12 Reviews

Why We Like the S-Works Ares Road Shoe

"Innovate or die" has been Specialized's motto since 1981, and this mantra truly comes alive with the all-new Ares Road Shoe. Designed to be the most powerful performance shoe on the market, the Ares gives us race-worthy performance in situations where every watt counts, yet provides a level of comfort that's on par with our favorite casual slippers. How is this possible? It starts with an entirely new Boa closure that tightens the uppers into perfect symmetry around your foot, combined with an ultra-light, ultra-stiff carbon outsole that converts as much energy as possible into forward momentum. The Ares offers the breathability of the S-Works 7 Vent, the lightweight feel of the S-Works EXOS, and the impressive power transfer of the S-Works 7, giving you the best possible combination of comfort and efficiency.

Despite the lightweight minimalist approach, the S-Works Ares still features Specialized's Body Geometry technology that improves comfort while helping to reduce your chance of chronic injury. Defining elements include a Longitudinal Arch support that boosts your power output, a built-in Varus Wedge that improves knee alignment while pedaling, and a Metatarsal Button that alleviates numbness and hot spots.


  • Slipper-like comfort meets race-worthy performance with the Ares
  • Uses Specialized's stiffest carbon sole for maximum power transfer
  • Symmetrical BOA closure wraps your feet in supportive comfort
  • Ultra-strong Dyneema fibers prevent stretching & warping over time
  • PadLock heel prevents slippage and power loss
  • Body Geometry technology boosts comfort and efficiency
  • Roomy toe box helps prevent numbness and hot spots
  • 440g claimed weight per pair is impressively light
  • Item #SCQ00IH

Tech Specs

Upper Material
synthetic leather, Dyneema, TPU
BOA Li2 Fit System
FACT Powerline (stiffness index 15)
Cleat Compatibility
Claimed Weight
[one shoe, size 42] 7.8oz (220g)
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 12 ratings

Review Summary

5 Stars - 9 reviews
4 Stars - 2 reviews
3 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 0 reviews
1 Stars - 0 reviews

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