Specialized S-Works Recon XC MTB Shoe - Black

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Specialized S-Works Recon XC MTB Shoe - Black

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Crossing the bridge the bridge between XC, CX and gravel racing kit, here's the new S-Works Recon cycling shoe.

For XC, CX and gravel cyclists the new S-Works Recon shoe has an upper with the features of the SW7 road shoe bonded onto the existing SW6 XC sole plate. Specialized's stiffest and lightest mixed-terrain FACT carbon plate maximizes power transfer. 

Blend this with a comfortable and durable one-piece upper which is made from bonding mesh, TPU, and Dyneema to create a sock-like fit across the foot and an impressive amount of hold. It's a laser cut piece that wraps around the midfoot and uses their zonal closure system around the foot so that you have the most secure fit. The inside of the tongue has more padding to protect the dorsal pedis artery that runs across the top of the instep - increasing blood flow, and therefore comfort to the foot. 

To complete the line up, the SlipNot™ rubber heel and toe tread are made for confident traction on all terrain. Mix this with undeniable style and you've got off-road shoes that are ready for any kind of adventure, whether it's gravel, cyclocross, or XC riding.

  • Absolute power - with a carbon outsole, the Recon’s ultralight and ultra-stiff carbon sole gives you maximum power transfer. Rubber heel and toe lugs add traction during those hike-a-bike moments.
  • S3 Boa - alloy BOA® dials feature spring-clutch internals and one-millimetre micro-adjustments. Durable and precise - exclusively Specialized. 
  • Toe bumper - with added protection to the front, this toe bumper prevents rips, holes, and bruised toes.
  • Padlock heel - this locks your foot into the shoe. Paired with the Dyneema uppers, Padlock creates the most comfortable and efficient fit, allowing every bit of power to reach the pedals.
  • Dyneema - the S-Works Recon conforms to the contours of your foot for slipper-like comfort without any power loss. That’s because it’s made from Dyneema® an incredibly strong, lightweight and malleable fibre.
  • Body Geometry - thanks to the Body Geometry fit, every inch of an S-Works Recon has been ergonomically designed and scientifically tested to boost power, increase efficiency, and reduce your risk of injury. 

Our Verdict

Crossing the bridge the bridge between XC, CX and gravel racing kit, here's the new S-Works Recon cycling shoe.

Key Specifications

  • Dyneema material with bonded construction
  • Injection moulded padlock heel
  • New tongue padding
  • Offset lace closure with S3 Boa
  • TPU toe kicker
  • Body Geometry features -
  • Longitudinal arch support (outsole, footbed)
  • 1.5mm forefoot varus support (outsole)
  • Metatarsal button (footbed)
  • Two-bolt cleat pattern fits all major MTB pedals
  • Removable toe studs
  • Stiffness Index 13.0.
  • Approximate weight: 270g (1/2 pair, size 42).

Sizing Information

    

Footwear Size Guide

 

Purchasing a pair of cycling shoes for the first time can lead to a lot of questions. We at Rutland Cycling have over 30 years of shoe fitting experience, so here are some key pointers to look out for when buying a new pair:

1. When deciding what size cycling shoes to get, go with your normal shoe size, as cycling shoes typically run true to size. However, if you’re normally between sizes, for example sometimes you go with a 9 and sometimes a 9.5, it’s recommended that you size up. 

2. The best time to measure your feet, or to try shoes on is in the afternoon, as this is when they will be at their largest due to your feet naturally tending to swell throughout the day.

3. Cycling shoes are intended to wrap snuggly around the foot as they have been designed with a specific purpose in mind—pedaling. The goal is to try and provide as much lower leg and arch stability as possible and provide you with a stable pedaling platform.

4. With the cycling industry largely originating in Europe, European sizing is the typical standard. The best way to figure out a specific brand size is use a that brand’s conversion chart. However, below is general sizing conversion chart based off conventional UK shoe sizing.

Remember, all sizing information is a guide only. If you have any questions about bike sizing, our expert team is here to help. Call us on 0330 555 0080, use our Live Chat, or email us.


Men's Size Charts

Men’s Shoes

 

General Footwear Size Guide Mens
UK  2.5 3 3.5 4 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6 6.5 7 7.5 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 11.5 12 12.5 13 14 14.5
EU  36 36.5 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 42.5 43 43.5 44 44.5 45 45.5 46 46.5 47 47.5 48 49 50 51 52

 

Men’s Socks

 

36-39 40-43 40-47
Small/Medium Medium/Large XX Large

 

Men’s Shoe Covers

 

36-39 40-43 43-44 45-46 46-48
Small Medium Large XL XXL


Women's Size Charts

Women’s Shoes

 

General Footwear Size Guide Womens
UK  2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6 6.5 7
EU  36 36.5 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5 42

 

Womens Socks

35--38 39-41
Small/Medium Large/ X Large

 

Women's Shoe Covers

35-37 37-39  39-42 
X Small Small Medium

 

 

 

Delivery

Parts, accessories and clothing delivery - FREE over £30

Delivery for parts, accessories and clothing is free over £30 and £2.99 below that. We have a selection of premium delivery services available, including next day, AM, Saturday, timed delivery and local pickup services. Mainland UK only, some remote and off-shore areas or areas of Scotland may incur a surcharge. Delivery options and lead time estimates will be provided in checkout.

Click & Collect

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

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Your Questions Answered

Crossing the bridge the bridge between XC, CX and gravel racing kit, here's the new S-Works Recon cycling shoe.

For XC, CX and gravel cyclists the new S-Works Recon shoe has an upper with the features of the SW7 road shoe bonded onto the existing SW6 XC sole plate. Specialized's stiffest and lightest mixed-terrain FACT carbon plate maximizes power transfer. 

Blend this with a comfortable and durable one-piece upper which is made from bonding mesh, TPU, and Dyneema to create a sock-like fit across the foot and an impressive amount of hold. It's a laser cut piece that wraps around the midfoot and uses their zonal closure system around the foot so that you have the most secure fit. The inside of the tongue has more padding to protect the dorsal pedis artery that runs across the top of the instep - increasing blood flow, and therefore comfort to the foot. 

To complete the line up, the SlipNot™ rubber heel and toe tread are made for confident traction on all terrain. Mix this with undeniable style and you've got off-road shoes that are ready for any kind of adventure, whether it's gravel, cyclocross, or XC riding.

  • Absolute power - with a carbon outsole, the Recon’s ultralight and ultra-stiff carbon sole gives you maximum power transfer. Rubber heel and toe lugs add traction during those hike-a-bike moments.
  • S3 Boa - alloy BOA® dials feature spring-clutch internals and one-millimetre micro-adjustments. Durable and precise - exclusively Specialized. 
  • Toe bumper - with added protection to the front, this toe bumper prevents rips, holes, and bruised toes.
  • Padlock heel - this locks your foot into the shoe. Paired with the Dyneema uppers, Padlock creates the most comfortable and efficient fit, allowing every bit of power to reach the pedals.
  • Dyneema - the S-Works Recon conforms to the contours of your foot for slipper-like comfort without any power loss. That’s because it’s made from Dyneema® an incredibly strong, lightweight and malleable fibre.
  • Body Geometry - thanks to the Body Geometry fit, every inch of an S-Works Recon has been ergonomically designed and scientifically tested to boost power, increase efficiency, and reduce your risk of injury. 
  • Dyneema material with bonded construction
  • Injection moulded padlock heel
  • New tongue padding
  • Offset lace closure with S3 Boa
  • TPU toe kicker
  • Body Geometry features -
  • Longitudinal arch support (outsole, footbed)
  • 1.5mm forefoot varus support (outsole)
  • Metatarsal button (footbed)
  • Two-bolt cleat pattern fits all major MTB pedals
  • Removable toe studs
  • Stiffness Index 13.0.
  • Approximate weight: 270g (1/2 pair, size 42).

Crossing the bridge the bridge between XC, CX and gravel racing kit, here's the new S-Works Recon cycling shoe.

Sizing Information

    

Footwear Size Guide

 

Purchasing a pair of cycling shoes for the first time can lead to a lot of questions. We at Rutland Cycling have over 30 years of shoe fitting experience, so here are some key pointers to look out for when buying a new pair:

1. When deciding what size cycling shoes to get, go with your normal shoe size, as cycling shoes typically run true to size. However, if you’re normally between sizes, for example sometimes you go with a 9 and sometimes a 9.5, it’s recommended that you size up. 

2. The best time to measure your feet, or to try shoes on is in the afternoon, as this is when they will be at their largest due to your feet naturally tending to swell throughout the day.

3. Cycling shoes are intended to wrap snuggly around the foot as they have been designed with a specific purpose in mind—pedaling. The goal is to try and provide as much lower leg and arch stability as possible and provide you with a stable pedaling platform.

4. With the cycling industry largely originating in Europe, European sizing is the typical standard. The best way to figure out a specific brand size is use a that brand’s conversion chart. However, below is general sizing conversion chart based off conventional UK shoe sizing.

Remember, all sizing information is a guide only. If you have any questions about bike sizing, our expert team is here to help. Call us on 0330 555 0080, use our Live Chat, or email us.


Men's Size Charts

Men’s Shoes

 

General Footwear Size Guide Mens
UK  2.5 3 3.5 4 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6 6.5 7 7.5 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 11.5 12 12.5 13 14 14.5
EU  36 36.5 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 42.5 43 43.5 44 44.5 45 45.5 46 46.5 47 47.5 48 49 50 51 52

 

Men’s Socks

 

36-39 40-43 40-47
Small/Medium Medium/Large XX Large

 

Men’s Shoe Covers

 

36-39 40-43 43-44 45-46 46-48
Small Medium Large XL XXL


Women's Size Charts

Women’s Shoes

 

General Footwear Size Guide Womens
UK  2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6 6.5 7
EU  36 36.5 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5 42

 

Womens Socks

35--38 39-41
Small/Medium Large/ X Large

 

Women's Shoe Covers

35-37 37-39  39-42 
X Small Small Medium

 

 

 

Parts, accessories and clothing delivery - FREE over £30

Delivery for parts, accessories and clothing is free over £30 and £2.99 below that. We have a selection of premium delivery services available, including next day, AM, Saturday, timed delivery and local pickup services. Mainland UK only, some remote and off-shore areas or areas of Scotland may incur a surcharge. Delivery options and lead time estimates will be provided in checkout.

Click & Collect

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

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6 months 0 % APR £48.16 £289.00 £288.96 0.0
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12 months 15.9 % APR £26.07 £289.00 £312.84 0.0
24 months 15.9 % APR £14.00 £289.00 £336.00 0.0
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