A first look at Specialized's revamped family of Recon off-road shoes, designed for versatility and diverse budgets

From commuting around town to racing for the gravel podium, the Recon family is meant to offer something for everyone

Specialized's revamped Recon 3.0 shoes
(Image credit: Anne-Marije Rook)

After a year of top-tier S-Works product launches, 2024 focuses on the everyday rider instead. Following February's mid-tier Torch shoe collection launch, Specialized's trickle-down products continue with today's revamped Recon off-road shoe collection. 

The off-road shoe family consists of three updated models: the Recon 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0. All three sport S-Works-inspired design elements, durable construction, and all-new Stride technology, which aims to balance sole stiffness with walkability. 

Available now on Specialized.com.

Available now on Specialized.com.

- Two colorways
- $250 / £210

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Anne-Marije Rook
North American Editor

Cycling Weekly's North American Editor, Anne-Marije Rook is old school. She holds a degree in journalism and started out as a newspaper reporter — in print! She can even be seen bringing a pen and notepad to the press conference.

Originally from The Netherlands, she grew up a bike commuter and didn't find bike racing until her early twenties when living in Seattle, Washington. Strengthened by the many miles spent darting around Seattle's hilly streets on a steel single speed, Rook's progression in the sport was a quick one. As she competed at the elite level, her journalism career followed, and soon she became a full-time cycling journalist. She's now been a cycling journalist for 11 years.