Specialized S-Works 8 Road Shoes?

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by MarkoP

These feel big coming from Sphyre. I wear 46.5 in Sphyre and got these in 46 but going to order 45.5 to compare.
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LanceLegstrong wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 4:49 pm
Do most Specialized shops have a fitting/testing system to get the right color insoles?
Most shops that are approaved to sell Specialized shoes will have a board that the customer stands on for a minute or so and the heat sensitive coating will change collors and provide a similar picture as the wet feet technique previously mentioned.
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by mrd

Looked at the new shoes in lbs today. The upper boa wire runs through 2 separate locator loops in the tongue. What happens when you need to replace dial and wire which come as 1 continuous wire with no way to route as the original.

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mrd wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 5:12 pm
Looked at the new shoes in lbs today. The upper boa wire runs through 2 separate locator loops in the tongue. What happens when you need to replace dial and wire which come as 1 continuous wire with no way to route as the original.
New pair of shoes.

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mrd wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 5:12 pm
Looked at the new shoes in lbs today. The upper boa wire runs through 2 separate locator loops in the tongue. What happens when you need to replace dial and wire which come as 1 continuous wire with no way to route as the original.

Cut the tongue guides because most people don't need them? This is also on BOA for setting up S3 replacement dials that way instead of allowing you to close the loop yourself as on other dials.

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by scottydonald

Mine arrived; first impressions they look really good; weird to see a white pair(first ever), the walking heel is tiny, love the dials, weight feels great, fit just chucking them on felt good.

So far happy will have to build them up tomorrow.

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by Eterna7m

ODC wrote:I have bought a white pair yesterday.
I needed to buy a half size bigger (44.5) in comparison with my Sworks Vent shoes.
My first impression: the torch are wider but at the toes lower.
Really? Seems weird.
Well, I’ve ordered both 43 and 42.5 as I’m usually in between these two and I’ve read somewhere that one might want to size down. Let’s see.

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by IchDien

Seems to have next to zero venting? Even my 7s with more venting on the sole are toasty in the height of summer.

Much prefer them without the velco strap though..."set and forget" on my first ride to hardly ever use again.

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mrd wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 5:12 pm
Looked at the new shoes in lbs today. The upper boa wire runs through 2 separate locator loops in the tongue. What happens when you need to replace dial and wire which come as 1 continuous wire with no way to route as the original.
Seems to be holes in the tongue for the stitching - so cut the stitching. Any alterations tailor worth their salt will quickly repair them once the BOAs are back in place.

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by AW84

One thing I can't figure out is why Specialized still uses white plastic parts on its white shoes. Everyone who's owned a pair knows white plastic turns yellow (and it doesn't take long), and this will be even more pronounced on this shoe now that there will be a yellowed toe cap, too. The plastic parts should absolutely be black.

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by jlok

ODC wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 3:38 pm
I have bought a white pair yesterday.
I needed to buy a half size bigger (44.5) in comparison with my Sworks Vent shoes.
My first impression: the torch are wider but at the toes lower.
Do you mean the widest point while wider than before, it's closer to the heel?
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by Eterna7m

jlok wrote:
ODC wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 3:38 pm
I have bought a white pair yesterday.
I needed to buy a half size bigger (44.5) in comparison with my Sworks Vent shoes.
My first impression: the torch are wider but at the toes lower.
Do you mean the widest point while wider than before, it's closer to the heel?
I think he means lower volume.

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IchDien wrote:
mrd wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 5:12 pm
Looked at the new shoes in lbs today. The upper boa wire runs through 2 separate locator loops in the tongue. What happens when you need to replace dial and wire which come as 1 continuous wire with no way to route as the original.
Seems to be holes in the tongue for the stitching - so cut the stitching. Any alterations tailor worth their salt will quickly repair them once the BOAs are back in place.
If you’ve had to repair any Boas, you can detach the wire inside the dial. Although I haven’t personally changed the wire in the S3, I have in previous models like the SW6
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AW84 wrote:One thing I can't figure out is why Specialized still uses white plastic parts on its white shoes. Everyone who's owned a pair knows white plastic turns yellow (and it doesn't take long), and this will be even more pronounced on this shoe now that there will be a yellowed toe cap, too. The plastic parts should absolutely be black.
Worse, when the white plastic gets scuffed, impossible to get it back to white. Maybe sand it down to a smooth surface?

The Vent is worse…all mesh on mine are off-white yellowish. Looks like a two-tone shoe.
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by cyclespeed

I have my black ones. Maybe I'm too old for white shoes....

I like them; lighter and very comfy for my first ride.

Should have video review with comparison to Sworks 7 online later today.

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