Take The Next Step in a Pair of Specialized Cycling Shoes
We decided to do a rundown of some of the great cycling shoes we stock because itâ€™s an area where Specialized really excels â€“ and we thought it was time we shared some of the magic with you!
But first, a word on why you should be wearing shoes that attach to the pedals if youâ€™re even half serious about riding your bike. The benefits of being connected to the pedal are based around smoothness, efficiency and power â€“ the fact that youâ€™re simultaneously pulling up with your back foot as you push down with your stronger front front means youâ€™re sharing the effort more evenly. They can also be a big benefit in developing a smooth pedalling style.
Thereâ€™s also the added advantage (vs a pair of regular sneakers) that cycling shoes have a hard, rigid sole. That means they transfer power directly into the pedal, without any of it being lost in all that smushy rubber on the underside of a normal shoe. Oh, and theyâ€™re usually way tougher than sneaks too â€“ and we wouldnâ€™t want you ruining your favourite pair of kicks!
S-Works Sub6 â€“ Road Cycling
The first selection weâ€™ve made is a top-end road cycling shoe, designed by the aerodynamic engineering whizzkids at Specialized HQ and tested in our very own wind tunnel. The streamlined profile â€“ including a narrower heel cup â€“ is not only great for minimising drag, it also looks absolutely awesome. The lace-up fastening gives the shoe a bit of retro appeal too. This is a great pick for racers and those at the top of their game.
Recon Mixed Terrain â€“ Adventure cycling
Created for those moments when you need something a little bit tougher than your regular road cycling shoe, the Recon Mixed Terrain is all about setting you free. Ride wherever you want, regardless of the surface â€“ confident that your feet are supported, protected and that youâ€™re getting the most from every pedal stroke. The stiff carbon sole is brilliant for transferring power, while the ridged SlipNotâ„¢ tread will help you stay upright when you do have to put a foot down.
2F0 Cliplite â€“ Trail and Enduro
This is an ultra-light version of another of our designs, the 2FO Clip and it delivers all the same awesome punch, with a saving on those all important grams! the special Body Geometry sole is built to optimise your performance and efficiency by keeping your hip, knee and foot properly aligned â€“ dramatically reducing the chance of injury. The double BoaÂ® snap dials offer an easily-adjustable fit. If you need more convincing, Dirt Magazine picked them as one of their best Trail/Enduro shoes on the market earlier this year.
Trivent â€“ Triathlon
The Trivent range of shoes was developed with the cooperation of Specializedâ€™s elite triathletes, who needed a shoe that would deliver superb ventilation and rapid transitions while they were out on the course. Available in both menâ€™s and womenâ€™s models, weâ€™ve taken what we learned at the very top level and created a Trivent to suit every ability â€“ from newbie to world-beater. The womenâ€™s models feature a contoured Form Fit for optimal power transfer.
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