Specialized Pro MTB Shoes

4.67/5 (6 Reviews)
Weight : 385g MSRP : $285.00

Product Description

Our competition level Pro shoe with patented Body Geometry technology offers outstanding fit and versatile performance for cross-country and all-mountain riding. The carbon sole and efficient closure system make a stiff and lightweight performance-oriented shoe.
  • Performance-enhancing BG contours in the outsole and BG+ High Performance Footbed
  • Light and stiff, full-length FACT carbon midsole: 10 stiffness index
  • D-link closure system is designed for lightweight, secure ankle control and adjustability
  • Engineered Micromatrix upper is light, durable and supple fitting, with welded reinforcement in high-wear areas
  • Low-profile and lightweight SL buckle for secure closure
  • Durable injection composite outsole for confident traction
  • 2-bolt cleat pattern, compatible with all major MTB pedals
  • Ultra-vented tongue for breathability

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dirty $anchez a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2013

Strengths:    Comfortable, most comfortable shoe yet. American sized, nice and wide. Wider than Garneau and Bontrager. Stylish without being gaudy. Ventilation is superb. Stiff, well padded where it needs it. Not for extended hike a bike. If your an Endurance rider needing wide shoes these are for you.

Weaknesses:    Buckles could be vulnerable.

Bottom Line:   
These things are wide and they come in a wider width yet. Definitely not a Euro fit, suitable for looooong hours in the saddle.

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Favorite Trail:   Arizona Trail

Duration Product Used:   Long time.

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Sidi, Garneau, Lake, Bontrager.

Bike Setup:   TallboyC

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Morals

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2013

Strengths:    Comfortable as Hell., decent styling - low key

Weaknesses:    Expensive - but oh well *sigh*, they're awesome

Bottom Line:   
Well, I'm replacing my original pair that I've had for about 4 years I'm guessing. A lot of miles, anyways.

My newest ones are in the box, so I'm reviewing the ones I have had the last 4 (I think) years. They were AWESOME. The moment I put them on in the shop, I was sold. Done. Sign me up. I replaced the footbeds one time with the blue Body Geometry inserts, and I had no significant foot pain or numbness. Right now I'm riding the same pair missing 75% of the tread from the bottom of the shoe....the carbon is separating from the bottom, the screws holding in the cleats are questionable, and I can feel the shoes flex like rubber bands as I'm riding.

Obviously, I need to put the cleats on my brand new ones and ride them. I just HATE to scuff them up at 300 f*******g dollars a pair! It's like the ferrari I'm afraid to drive (if I had one, of course).

All that being said. Best. Shoe. Ever......and I have wide feet as well. Thought I'd throw something useful in there.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by MTB Dad a Racer

Date Reviewed: November 23, 2012

Strengths:    Light weight, good fit, breath well.

Weaknesses:    Weak buckles!!

Bottom Line:   
Received these as a Christmas gift last year. Shoes fit great and I love them but for one issue, the buckles are weak. $300 shoes and in one season I've replaced 4 buckles at $20 a buckle, not a pair. Yes Specialized did cover the first one since it happen in the first 60 days and the rep told me they had issues.
Plus another issue is trying to get replacements, dealers and Specialized seem to have trouble stocking them.

If it weren't for the buckle issue I'd never go back to Sidi.

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Duration Product Used:   11 months

Price Paid:    $285.00

Similar Products Used:   Sidi Dominator, Shimano

Bike Setup:   XC race

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by T Woo

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2012

Strengths:    Stiff and the ventilation is amazing.

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
I have ridden with sidi dominator for over ten years. Before Sidi I tried an early model of a specialized shoe and they were painfulld one size seemed smaller than the other. These shoes are so much stiffer than older generation Sidis
for warmer climates like California after a 4 hour ride my feet were completely dry! They are just as comfortable and the quality is on par with Sidi. they look better after some trail dust/dirt.
The foot beds offer the perfect support, than the nonexistant support ofthe Sidi. The tounge is ventilated too. Great Shoes and at the price point they are better than the Sidis.

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Similar Products Used:   sidi dominator

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by zarf1 a Weekend Warrior from Perth, wa, australia

Date Reviewed: January 13, 2012

Strengths:    So comfortable straight out of the box

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Great shoes best I have tried. Highly recommended!

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Favorite Trail:   Jordan trail sedona

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $240.00

Similar Products Used:   Shimano, louis garneau

Bike Setup:   Kish 650b, xtr, formula r1,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by photodog a Weekend Warrior from SLO, CA

Date Reviewed: January 12, 2012

Strengths:    Super comfortable, very good fit, stiff sole, durable

Weaknesses:    Sort of ugly, buckles stick out farther than I'd like

Bottom Line:   
Best shoes I've ever owned, no question.
Mine are a few years old now and still going strong even with daily riding. Granted I live in a dry area and don't walk in them at all but I'm still impressed by how well they are holding up and how comfortable they still are. I remember when I got them being really surprised at how well power transfers through them; none of the flex I was used to in my Sidi's. That and I thought "Wait, I'm not supposed to have sore feet while riding?"
Even though they have lasted 4 seasons now I'm going to knock a chili off the value as almost $300 is a lot for shoes (and the Pro's were around $200 just a couple years ago which I think is a fair price).

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Sidi Dom 5's, Sidi Techno's

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