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S-Works Recon Lace Shoe

3.357142857142857 out of 5 stars
14 Reviews
Current price: $161.99 Original price: $324.99
50% off
Color:Oak Green


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Why We Like The S-Works Recon Lace Shoe

The S-Works Recon Lace Shoe tackles it all—long-distance, gravel riding, mud and dirt—with confidence and speed that'll leave the haters in the dust. We like Specialized for their time-tested gear that's rider-approved, and we're not shy about our feelings for the Recon. It's ergonomically designed and scientifically tested for performance, speed, and durability. It's part of the Recon family, speedy and comfortable on the bike and off (we love a quick hike-a-bike). The Recon mountain bike shoes make no compromises for speed, and we're seeing exceptional power transfer and lightness that's unrivaled for cross-country riding. This shoe is stiff, but not uncomfortable. It's fast, but durable. It's what we're looking for when we're ready to hit the trail at top speed.


  • An ergonomic shoe that's lightweight and speedy
  • The Recon can tackle everything from mud and dirt to gravel
  • Stiff and light XC FACT carbon plate for max power transfer
  • Form-fit with roomy toe box for additional comfort
  • Item #SCQ00IG
Upper Material
XC FACT carbon plate
SlipNot rubber
Cleat Compatibility
2-bolt mountain
Claimed Weight
cycling, mountain biking

Overall Rating

2.5 based on 5 ratings

Review Summary

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5 Stars - 1 reviews

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1 out of 5 stars

May 1, 2024

I wanted to love these, ouch

I've used it several times

My first ride with these was fine and then I had the similar ankle issues that others spoke about. Just wrapped a 3 hour ride and have cuts in the sides of my ankles because of these. I got these because I had the Specialized Recon 3.0s (with the boas) and thought these would fit the same. I was wrong :(

Robert L
5 out of 5 stars

April 14, 2024

Super lightweight and comfortable shoe

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I was riding Fiziks with the boa for a few years and needed a new shoe. I read the reviews on these shoes calling them anklebiters. After my first ride I did not experience this issue. I'm 6'1 and have high arches but for me, the fit was perfect. For roughly half price, pretty solid to get an S works shoe with laces and carbon soles. I like a stiffer shoe like this and they are still walkable for the occasional hike a bike. Great shoe. Would recommend.

Erik G
1 out of 5 stars

March 29, 2024

Do not buy these shoes

I love Specialized MTB shoes for the body geometry fit. My current ones feel great and are good for walking off the bike for the flex toe feature, but are a pain in the a$s to get on and off because the boa closure do not open wide enough, so I bought these shoes because they had laces at a decent price point. Now I know why the price is discounted. The shoes are stiff and the uppers are too high at the ankles causing extreme discomfort even after putting 2 heel lifts in each side to relieve the discomfort. Never rode them and they are probably going into the trash. I don't know why these shoes are being sold.

3 out of 5 stars

January 7, 2024

Ankle bitters

Yes they will gnaw your ankle off, if you did a century first ride you’d come home with bloody stumps. Otherwise, they feel great. At 161$ I’ll happily modify them.

Dustin H
3 out of 5 stars

October 25, 2021

Had to return them

I returned this product before using it
Size Bought:
5' 10"

I wear a 43-44 in various cycling shoes and the 43 felt great regarding length. The width in the toe box was more generous than Shimano but as not generous as Giro. I consider my foot to be wide and these shoes felt fine. My biggest complaint and the reason I had to return them was that they dug into my ankle on the outside of the shoe in a really bad way. I watched a review on YouTube of these shoes and the guy named this same issue as the only fault with the shoe but it's a big fault in my opinion since the shoe is not cut low enough around the outside of the ankle. The shoe material in this area is very stiff with little padding. I compared them to my Shimano XC7 which don't have this issue as well as Giro Ventana which don't either. I liked everything about this shoe but couldn't keep it.