That's the 99, surely?
Standard EXOS is $600 AUD. Which is 330 pound.
(without this meaning to come across as anything personal)
I have a very broad foot and the regular 45 is fine with respect to upper volume - I feel though I could have gone a 45.5 as the forefoot sole feels like it could be a touch wider. Overall not a narrow fit type shoe.
It tightens around your Achilles tendon - not your heel. The subtalar joint is where the movement occurs, which is much further down. So lets be clear, it's not your "heel" the top part of the upper is holding, it is actually closer to the ankle. And again, there's no structrual integrity in the heel counter to provide that support.
Thanks. Sorry to hear about your tear but thankfully Specialized is taking care of you. How did the tear happen? Was it from an accident or a manufacturing defect?