Specialized S-Works Sub 6 Shoes review

Lace-up shoes are becoming more and more popular. The Specialized S-Works Sub 6 shoes are said to be light, stiff and aero

Cycling Weekly Verdict

A great looking pair of high performance shoes. Hard to fault.

Reasons to buy
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    Very light

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    Aero/low volume

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    Stiff sole

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    Flat lock laces

Reasons to avoid
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    Like all lace-up shoes the fit cannot be adjusted on the move

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    Cut of heel cup might be too high for some

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The Specialized S-Works Sub 6 shoes are effectively the American company's popular S-Works 6 shoes - as worn by World Champion Peter Sagan and Alberto Contador - with Boa dials swapped for laces.

By using laces Specialized claims to have reduced the weight and volume of the shoes. Also, compared to ratchets, straps and Boas, Specialized says the Sub 6's lace-up closure system provides superior comfort and connectivity to the pedals.

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