S-Works 7 road shoes?

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tabl10s
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by tabl10s

TobinHatesYou wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:31 am
Swear to god those tiny toebox velcro straps do absolutely nothing other than mess up the aesthetics of shoes.

Other observations:

- The dials obviously. Are they Boa or not?
- The burrito wrap tongue. I've had problems with these personally, but most people seem to get along fine with them.
- Stiffness Index of 15 on the Specialized scale...previous max was 13.
- The upper around looks really thin compared to last gen/
I love mine. I need slightly longer Boa cable on one foot too make the single connection easier.
2016 Orbea Orca OMR:

15.2lbs(6.89kg).

2013 Wilier Zero.7:

13.65lbs(6.19kg).

2016 Rca:

12.02lbs(5.450kg)

2015 Pinarello F8(build in-process).

by Weenie


AW84
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by AW84

I'm a white cycling shoe guy, but the 7s are entirely too white to be practical from a cleanliness standpoint. Some of the pros wore 6s last year that had the Boas, the tongue, and I believe the velcros in black, which are the parts that turn yellow/brown first. A shame they didn't do that with the 7.

guyc
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by guyc

AW84 wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:05 am
I'm a white cycling shoe guy, but the 7s are entirely too white to be practical from a cleanliness standpoint. Some of the pros wore 6s last year that had the Boas, the tongue, and I believe the velcros in black, which are the parts that turn yellow/brown first. A shame they didn't do that with the 7.
I'd say that's true of pretty much any white shoe though.

The material on the new 7's is very wipeable and doesn't have much in the way of areas to catch and trap dirt. Certainly way better than my old Sidi Wire's in that department (they looked grubby fast).

I wouldn't choose to wear the white ones in anything but good weather, but these are such damn good shoes that I bought a black pair as well for that very purpose.

bas
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by bas

Has anyone heard if they are doing an uodated XC version as well?


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Feddesman
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by Feddesman

Sagan private selectiebeleid :-P https://instagram.com/p/Bg8gYGKn-P4/

djcharlou
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by djcharlou

That Sagan Edition will be mine, looks hot !

Ghost234
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by Ghost234

The tongue on my one shoe seems to keep slipping side to side making a weird sound (and rubbing the top of my foot) whenever I pedal. It doesn't matter how tight I crank the boas. Is anyone else getting this? How do I fix it? It's rather annoying.

spud
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by spud

try to do a warranty, or put a stitch on one side of tongue/upper interface

thumper88
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by thumper88

I got mine last week and love them but... Theyre just unwearable. They're cut a little higher out the outside than the three previous generations, and constantly rub the underside/front of my ankle bone.
This is super puzzling becuase I've been wearing the same size and used Specialized for something like 6 years and 40,000 or so miles. The pro, then the 5th generation s-works, then a sub 6 pair, and now these.
They fit so well in every other way but I can't imagine this is a problem that's going to go away when they "break in."
The dyneema material is soooo stiff there is no way its going to push down. Don't know whether to send them back and try something else or take them in to a cobbler and get 3/32 trimmed off for a couple inches. But this is an expensive disappointment.
I've relied on Specialized's fit for so long I wouldn't even know what other brand and size to try and it would just be a crapshoot because no dealers in my region to afford to actually carry in stock comparable models like the Vaypor or the S-Phyre.
So anything else is a real gamble that I would get the size right.

DCcyclist
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by DCcyclist

thumper88 wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:48 pm
I got mine last week and love them but... Theyre just unwearable. They're cut a little higher out the outside than the three previous generations, and constantly rub the underside/front of my ankle bone.
This is super puzzling becuase I've been wearing the same size and used Specialized for something like 6 years and 40,000 or so miles. The pro, then the 5th generation s-works, then a sub 6 pair, and now these.
They fit so well in every other way but I can't imagine this is a problem that's going to go away when they "break in."
The dyneema material is soooo stiff there is no way its going to push down. Don't know whether to send them back and try something else or take them in to a cobbler and get 3/32 trimmed off for a couple inches. But this is an expensive disappointment.
I've relied on Specialized's fit for so long I wouldn't even know what other brand and size to try and it would just be a crapshoot because no dealers in my region to afford to actually carry in stock comparable models like the Vaypor or the S-Phyre.
So anything else is a real gamble that I would get the size right.
I noticed the same thing. They are def cut higher compared to the previous generation S-works shoes. The issue makes it slightly uncomfortable when walking but not sure big deal when you are pushing pedals (supposedly a more forward move)

I wear size 47 and it feels like these shoes run a bit bigger (at least wider around the toes). Maybe this a good thing since my feet gets swollen end of long rides.

kode54
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by kode54

the s-works 5 height was good for me. then, when i switched to the 6, it hit my ankle bone more than the 5. maybe i should reconsider on the 7. will have to try one out when they come back in stock.
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tabl10s
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by tabl10s

The tongue will sometimes dig into the top of the right foot. Wish it had a touch of padding.
Last edited by tabl10s on Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:28 am, edited 1 time in total.
2016 Orbea Orca OMR:

15.2lbs(6.89kg).

2013 Wilier Zero.7:

13.65lbs(6.19kg).

2016 Rca:

12.02lbs(5.450kg)

2015 Pinarello F8(build in-process).

TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

Loose heel lugs and also poorly glued soles seem to be fairly common issues with the new 7s.

tabl10s
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by tabl10s

Are shoes being replaced for free?
2016 Orbea Orca OMR:

15.2lbs(6.89kg).

2013 Wilier Zero.7:

13.65lbs(6.19kg).

2016 Rca:

12.02lbs(5.450kg)

2015 Pinarello F8(build in-process).

dvq
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by dvq

tabl10s wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:43 pm
Are shoes being replaced for free?
Mikes Bikes replaced my first set after the right side heel came unglued on day 1.

by Weenie


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