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    S-Works Recon Lace Gravel Shoes

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    On gravel, style is a state of mind. The new S-Works Recon Lace will put a smile on your face and style in your pace every time you head out the door. A timeless look combined with tried and true Body Geometry features and the performance and durability that have become hallmarks of S-Works Recon shoes. Plus, you’ll leave everyone in the group asking, “What shoes are those?”

    Rider Reviews

    • 4.1
    • 57 Reviews

    uncomfortable

    Used these shoes to find out that after a few hours the force of the opening around the ankle is so severe that it will cause intense bruising and im a late 30s avid rider (+10hr/wk). I normally use the S-works road shoe and assumed this would be a similar fit. Unfortunately you can't tell initially that the pressure will lead to intense pain. Hopefully this is a break in period, but its more likely that my feet are going to get broken in first. As a side note, I dislike that s-works shoes come with terrible insoles. Be prepared to have to buy other insoles.


    Name:
    nik

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    Ok

    Cuts into the ankle and runs slightly big. I fear the next size down by .5 would be too small as I have tried that before. I did purchase the body glove insoles from a local shop which helped elevate my foot and wore thicker socks. Also, may try the original insoles with the new insoles to see if they feel better after a 60mile gravel ride. When I tried both insoles initially the shoe was too tight.

    Would Recommend?
    No

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    Robert G.

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    beautiful shoe, but hurts ancle bone

    I have been using Recon shoe 3.0 but decided to upgrade to the SWorks Recon. Ordered the same size. The sides of the shoe are so stiff that it digs into the outside ankle bone on both feet so that when I walk it digs into the bone causing lots of pain. Once on the bike, the platform is good and my heal is higher (slightly) so the sides don’t dig. I am unfortunately not going to use them anymore as my ancles are sore after rides just from walking around in my garage and at the trailhead. The shoe is beautiful and a good pedal platform, but my foot is not the right shape for these shoes, which is strange because the Recon 3 from last year is great.


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    Daniel A.

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    Great shoe Great price

    Nice shoe, for agressive transfer of foot/leg power to the pedal. I have narrow feet, & it fits tight. IMHO, it is true to normal sizing. Extremely tight heel counter, w/minimal padding. Very thin insole. Really nice & super stiff outer sole, easy shoe to walk in. Elastic lace retention loop, shoe laces, is in the wrong position on the tongue, it needs to be placed “between” the lace eyelets.

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    No

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    Mark G.

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    On sale

    Great shoe period. Sworks are very comfortable . On sale make even better

    Would Recommend?
    No

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    cheron o.

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    Not for Everyone

    I purchased these on sale. They are supposedly built with the same sizing model for the upper as the lower Recon 2.0, which I own. Based on this I presumed similar sizing. Both in a 47, the Recon 2.0 is slightly smaller than the S-Works, which is every so slightly longer. The heel box in the S-Works is where there are significant differences. Very high, rigid sides. Once the shoe is secure, they dig into the underside and front of my heel. You may think it doesn't matter, but wait until you're into hour three, four, or five, and can't stand out of the saddle for fear of pain, or the next day when you have bruises... They are very light and stiff shoes. The cleat can be moved very far underneath your foot. I actually like the laces, which I was trepidatious about. I simply don't want to wear them because they hurt my feet on and off the bike. Perhaps they will fit you better.


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    John

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    Almost a perfect fit except for ankle cut

    These shoes could have been perfect, but as many other reviewers have observed they come in contact with ankle bones. It was painful just trying them on, so I cannot imagine what it would have been like trying to ride with them on. Otherwise they were a great fit and seemed comfortable to the extent that I could evaluate in less than a couple of minutes.


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    Charlie H.

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    Stiff shoe, but tight around the arches

    I'd expect nothing less from an s-works branded shoe. My main issue feels more like a me issue, as an Asian male. The toe box has all the space you could ever need. My main issue is the arch. They are aggressively raised and b/c of the carbon stiffness, I don't believe they will break in. I went to buy some low arc inserts and it makes the shoes feel "ok". The rim around of what is holding your ankle can be a bit softer/ thinner as I find it pressing into my ankle if I don't have my ankle pressed all the way back into heel. They aren't "comfortable" shoes for me, but they are everything you want in a performance shoe. I feel like if you have a more narrow running foot, this would be a perfect shoe for you. For context I find the adidas gravels shoes to run narrow in the toe box, but softer around the arches.


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    Richard

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    Get them

    My god, these are amazing shoes. I experienced the ankle issue the first couple days while using them as slippers around the house to break them in. Rode them today for the first time and no ankle pain. I think they just need to be broken in a bit. They are very stiff


    Name:
    patrick

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    Great feel!

    I thought these ran a little small, but since I wear the Ares in the same size, at least they are in sync across the product line. Having said that, these feel fantastic and offer excellent power transfer. The sole is about as stiff as it gets and the upper fits like a glove. What’s not to love?

    Would Recommend?
    No

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    Name:
    Maurice U.

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