The S-Works redefines how a road shoe should perform. Our lightest, stiffest BodyGeometry shoe features unprecedented fit, comfort, and efficiency for racers in the Pro Peloton or riders who want the pinnacle of performance!
New SL2 FACT carbon sole with A-Symmetric engineered design and TorsionBox technology is optimized to create our lightest and stiffest sole yet: 13.0 stiffness index! 36 prototype models lead to the finished design, no other shoe out there has amount of research, design and technology that is featured in this latest shoe. Tom Boonen actually refused to give his prototype back during the testing phase as he rode to victory in the Spring Classics this year including the 2012 Paris-Roubaix, he noticed how much performance he gained from the shoes and as a result kept riding!
New lightweight cartridge replaceable Boa® S2 Snap allows on-the fly adjustments for a dynamic fit with stainless steel braided lace; L/R shoe forward rotating to tighten, two independent Boa® dials optimize closure in each zone: Top dial locks the ankle and heel down, while mid-foot dial snugs the arch and forefoot
The team working on it was headed up Specialized's design head of footwear Rob Cook, with input from Dr Andy Pruit and Rob Pickles at BCSM (Boulder centre of sports medicine). 2 years in the making, and a ground up redesign instead of an evolution of the existing designs means everything could be tailored towards making the best shoe available.
Boulder Center of Sports Medicine took the prototype of the final shoe and undertook tests on the all-new chassis. With the shoe optimised with pro foot beds and inserts dedicated to that rider, they found they were 28 seconds faster over a 10km time trial (on a roller set-up in lab conditions) against the previous version - a huge gain.
BCSM also tested the shoes straight out of the box with no optimization and found over the same course that the rider had a 6.5 watt improvement, with less knee deviation!
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