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Specialized Expert Road Shoes
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Specialized Expert Road Shoes

2017

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4.0 stars
 (5 Reviews)
$199.99
Black
44
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2017 Specialized Expert Road Shoes

Specialized's Expert Road shoes embody high-performance comfort and unbeatable value. That's because Specialized gave them stiff carbon composite soles, Boa dial closures, and a bevy of Body Geometry technology. They're everything you need to start throwing down the watts.

- Body Geometry sole construction and footbed: ergonomically designed and scientifically tested to boost power, increase efficiency, and reduce chance of injury by optimizing hip, knee, and foot alignment.
- FACT carbon/composite fiber sole is directionally rigid for outstanding power transfer: Stiffness Index 8.5.
- Boa IP1 Snap dial closure for on-the-fly micro-adjustment, backed by the Boa Lifetime Guarantee.
- Light, supple thermo-bonded upper for superior fit.
- Reflective heel elements for high visibility.
- Standard Fit for on-bike support and all-day comfort.
- Three-bolt cleat pattern fits all major road pedals.
- Approximate weight: 260g (1/2 pair, size 42)

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    Black / 44 00888818178452 61017-2044 82305721
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    4.0 stars

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    Pros

    • Lightweight  (3)
    • Breathable  (3)
    • Durable  (2)
    • Light Weight 
    • Even tightening 

    Cons

    • none 
    • Tounge Moves Around 
    • Rigid Tongue Digs In 
    • Chafes 
    • Toe Case Narrower Than B4 

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking  (3)
    • Commuting 
    • Long-distance riding 
    • Climbing 
    • Sprinting 

    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    3.0

    Not bad for the price, but could be better

    By P Smith

    from So Cal

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Breathable

    Cons

    • Tounge Moves Around
    • Pressure Points

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    got these for a decent price when they first came out. over all they are good for the price. but i found out after using them for a few months that the one boa closure system ends up not being sufficient. i like my shoes real snug, and due to the one boa wheel i end up getting real tight fit up on the top of my foot, but the lower part is lose. the one velcro strap on it it %100 useless, does nothing. if this one had two boa wheels, like the higher end model, they would be perfect. build quality is great, fit is great, light, good ventilation, good for narrow long feet like mine. Also find that the tongue slides to one side a lot. so its not the perfect shoe, but for well under $200 they are a good show for the money.

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    5.0

    Viper Red shoe needed

    By mlkgrant

    from Beoston, Ma.

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Stylish
    • Lightweight
    • Durable

    Cons

    • More Color Choices Needed

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    I am a newBE to biking, as my real passion is running, but do to my hip I can no longer run safely! So I figured riding a bike would be the next best thing! As it gets me outdoors and on the roads for long casual bike rides! I started out with sneaker type bike shoes, but have decided to really be more effective I would need a deadicated bike shoe and the Specialized Expert Road Shoe is it! An awesome fit and it feels like my peddle and I are one! It make for a more comfortable ride all around!

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    2.0

    Didn't work for me

    By Larry

    from Andover, MA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Chafes
    • Toe Case Narrower Than B4
    • Poor Fit
    • Single Boa For Upper 23
    • Rigid Tongue Digs In
    • Single Boa For Top 2 Adj

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    I have 3 older pairs of Specialized shoes that fit great and are comfortable. Their shoes used to have a soft split tongue, but all of their new ones have thick, padded tongues that dig into the top of my ankle. This one is even worse, as the BOA adds a rigid plastic piece near the top of the tongue. The single BOA is not great, as you cannot control where the pressue is applied. And it is like a ratchet - you only can tighten it. To loosen it, you need to pop it out and start over. The more expensive models have two BOAs that are reversable, which would be better. One other change from Specialized' earlier shoes - the toe case is narrower - too narrow for me.

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    5.0

    Excellent shoe for the price

    By Bike Boy

    from Buford, Ga.

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Pros

    • Durable Sole
    • Simple to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sprinting
      • Long-distance riding
      • Everyday riding
      • Climbing

      Comments:

      A step up in materials (same FACT carbon sole) from the original S-Works shoes I bought in 2007. Light and stiff, the dial closure is smaller than the first pair, which can make tightening tough if hands get wet from sweat. Larger dial closures and added color choices would be a plus. Otherwise, no complaints.

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      5.0

      EXCELLENT bang for your buck!

      By Tarmac Tom

      from New London, NH

      About Me

      Pros

      • Even tightening
      • Super Stiff
      • Light Weight

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Any form of road riding

      Comments:

      I've been using these shoes for a few months now. All I can say is "wow". First of all, they just fit! They are also very light weight, and stiff with out the cost of the big brother s-works shoes.

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