Specialized adds laces to Recon line-up

The Recon 'gravel shoe' now comes with lace closure, if that's more your style than a Boa dial

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(Image credit: Luke Beemer for Specialized)

Specialized has released a laced version of its S-Works Recon gravel shoe. The update offers a higher number of points of engagement, and for those keen on a retro look, ticks the aesthetics box too.

Swapping the two Boa dials on the existing S-Works Recon hasn't shaved off weight,  the new version comes in at 280g in a size 42 vs 270g in the Boa enabled model.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.