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Specialized S-Works 7 Lace road shoes review

Specialized S-Works 7 Lace road shoes review

– Beautiful, focussed design language – Textured, 3D aesthetic – Impressive ventilation – Classic lace-up appeal – Light and stiff outsole – Non-slip replaceable heel…

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– Beautiful, focussed design language

– Textured, 3D aesthetic

– Impressive ventilation

– Classic lace-up appeal

– Light and stiff outsole

– Non-slip replaceable heel tread

The hotly contested best cycling shoes space just got bigger with the new Specialized S-Works 7 Lace. They represent the fifth instalment in the brand’s growing S-Works shoe portfolio, joining the S-Works 7, S-Works Exos , S-Works Vent and the S-Works Ares . Apart from the S-Works Exos, which offered a limited-edition lace-up option at launch, the Specialized S-Works 7 Lace are the only shoes in the S-Works road line-up to ditch Boa-dial retention. That doesn’t mean they’re any less focussed – these are S-Works-branded shoes after all – but their utilitarian lace-up appeal is likely to garner interest from a broader demographic, not just the purist.Let’s take a closer look. The Specialized S-Works 7 Lace shoes are available in three colours (Image credit: Aaron Borrill) Ours feature the ‘vivid coral/cast umber’ colourway (Image credit: Aaron Borrill) It’s a beautiful design comprising splashed paint and galaxy-like colouring (Image credit: Aaron Borrill) They’re based on the regular S-Works 7 but take on a more traditional lace-up retention system (Image credit: Aaron Borrill) The laces add to the visual drama of the ‘vivid coral/cast umber’ design (Image credit: Aaron Borrill) Unlike the black or white colours, the texture of Dyneema material pops against the purple hues Design and aesthetics While the contemporary shoe design formula is very much about […]

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