S Works 7 lace

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milanv wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:10 am
The main problem of my S-Works 7 shoes was the material and damage on the front.
Why they haven't added any front protection, e. g. Ares have?
Agreed. A small plastic kick plate for knocking the pedal forward is required. Scuffs up very quick on the white ones
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LewisK wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:31 am
TobinHatesYou wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 4:22 am
Since this is WW... 236g/ea for EU44 lace-ups?
Yea saw that! They weigh more than the BOA version!

Also worth noting the BOA version's 224g weight was taken from an EU42, so there's probably nothing between them size for size.

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by LanceLegstrong

A little underwhelming unless you really love laces. No real weight savings over the BOA, but I guess with their lace covers you get a bit of aero savings. And you lose the quick adjustability while riding. Hard no from me.
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NiFTY wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:39 am
milanv wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:10 am
The main problem of my S-Works 7 shoes was the material and damage on the front.
Why they haven't added any front protection, e. g. Ares have?
Agreed. A small plastic kick plate for knocking the pedal forward is required. Scuffs up very quick on the white ones
A couple of strips of white electrical tape is does the trick and is hardly noticeable.

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by chris1234

Although generally the white dyneema is much easier to clean than many other white shoes.

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chris1234 wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:19 pm

A couple of strips of white electrical tape is does the trick and is hardly noticeable.
Should you need to be doing this on a £300 shoe though?

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Adding toe protection would add weight...

Never had white 7's, but i've had black ones as long as they've been out (soon 4 years?), toes and the rest of the shoes look just fine.

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by Robius

Hmm heavier than expected.

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LewisK wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:31 am
TobinHatesYou wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 4:22 am
Since this is WW... 236g/ea for EU44 lace-ups?
Yea saw that! They weigh more than the BOA version!
Pretty sure they dont...

All size 46:

S-Works 7 Lace - 261g
S-Works 7 - 278g
S-Works 7 Vent - 284g
S-Works Ares - 287g
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by chris1234

Flasher wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:58 pm
chris1234 wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:19 pm

A couple of strips of white electrical tape is does the trick and is hardly noticeable.
Should you need to be doing this on a £300 shoe though?
Seems par for the course with high-end shoes. At least the dyneema is more dirt resistant than the leather used by many others.

You could go with the Ares which has a plastic toe cover (which could also get scuffed). And the sock material is impossible to keep white.

Otherwise, cycling equipment is subject to wear and tear over time. No news here.

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I love the white version. Plain and full white. Lovely!
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by aeroisnteverything

For those that have these now, a question. One common issue with the boa version of the 7s, is that there is a pressure point at the top of the foot. Do the laces produce a more comfortable fit?

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by rowdyyy

These are so beautiful, shame the 7 doesnt fit me :-(

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aeroisnteverything wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:06 pm
For those that have these now, a question. One common issue with the boa version of the 7s, is that there is a pressure point at the top of the foot. Do the laces produce a more comfortable fit?
I would be surprised if this was *not* resolved, as this hot spot is created by part of the upper shoe that is present only on BOA version.
Said that, this problem seems to be overrated anyway, as it is widely reported (on this forum, and it is my experience too) that 5 minutes with hairdryer is enough to fix the issue.

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by aeroisnteverything

Got 'em: love 'em (at least on first try). I'll stand by my comment that the colours need work - all black and all white is a bit stark for my taste, and something white-and-black would be better IMO. I got the black, but will probably get a second white pair later for nicer weather.

But on the plus side: the top is instantly and significantly more comfortable than the Boa version and the laces, though they do take more time, really allow for a nice pressure-free but tight fit across the top. Just like my beloved Empires (previous gen), but a bit wider and therefore more comfy.

Weight in size 43.5 is 225g per shoe. This is around 15g less than the Boa version. Not much, but something.

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