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S-Works 7 road shoes?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:01 am
by endershan
Saw these shoes on WeChat, could this be S-Works 7 road shoes made for team BORA – hansgrohe?
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S-Works 7 road shoes?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:01 am
by Weenie

Re: S-Works 7 road shoes?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:31 am
by TobinHatesYou
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/

Re: S-Works 7 road shoes?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:49 pm
by Broady
6 looked better.

Re: S-Works 7 road shoes?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:21 pm
by spud
I'm guessing they lose a little weight compared to 6. Looks are subjective, but I don't love these.

Re: S-Works 7 road shoes?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:16 pm
by seaneT1
oh come on! 2017 (almost 2018!!!) and still a velcro on their top end shoe??? I went to buy S-works 6 but didn't, just because I couldn't stop messing with the velcro to get it to work with my idiotic foot....

Re: S-Works 7 road shoes?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:32 pm
by DCcyclist
TobinHatesYou wrote:Swear to god those tiny toebox velcro straps do absolutely nothing other than mess up the aesthetics of shoes.



+1 I own S-works shoes and I have no idea what the purpose of those velcro straps.

Re: S-Works 7 road shoes?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:39 pm
by Timmy269
I also went to buy Sworks but I bought the Gaerne G Stilo+ in red

Re: S-Works 7 road shoes?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:54 pm
by natiedean24
I’ve never adjusted the front Velcro strap on any shoes I have owned.


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Re: S-Works 7 road shoes?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:12 pm
by sun
These usually come out every other year, so these are coming out a bit late. Stiffness index seems to have gone from 13 to 15. I'm hoping they did something with the toe box and made it even wider.

Re: S-Works 7 road shoes?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:07 pm
by AW84
Never been a fan of that style of tongue (if you want to call it a tongue) on a cycling shoe. Definitely prefer the 6 to that.

Re: S-Works 7 road shoes?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:37 pm
by srshaw
I agree the Velcro looks rubbish. Why did they introduce that? my old s works shoes just have two boa dials and are perfectly comfortable and easy to adjust, I think the Velcro appeared on the model after.

Re: S-Works 7 road shoes?

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:27 pm
by Rick
I discovered road-shoe-nirvana back in about 2011 with this version
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So I bought a spare pair when they went on closeout sale. I would buy more just as backups. Perfect fit/no velcro.

The newer ones look nice, but why mess with perfection ?

Re: S-Works 7 road shoes?

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:12 am
by evan326
The Velcro strap helps secure the toe box. I notice the difference

Re: S-Works 7 road shoes?

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:17 am
by em3
evan326 wrote:The Velcro strap helps secure the toe box. I notice the difference


+1...the Velcro strap is vital for me too!

Re: S-Works 7 road shoes?

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:38 am
by TobinHatesYou
I’m thoroughly in the camp that keeps the toebox loose so my forefoot can splay. Midfoot and heel get cranked down to the edge of comfort and security though. Also with my Gaerne G.Stilo+ the bottom Boa dial is farther down so it helps secure a little bit more of the forefoot around the metatarsals.

Re: S-Works 7 road shoes?

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:38 am
by Weenie