With the new Recon 1.0 Specialized's goal was simple - put S-Works Recon-inspired performance in a very accessible package. Easier said than done, but they've created a shoe with Body Geometry comfort and efficiency in a durable, dirt-focused shoe. So yeah, you could say that was mission accomplished.
Using their exclusive STRIDE toe-flex technology, the nylon outsole uses a TPU injected forefoot for natural movement off-bike, while still providing a stiffness index of 6.0 for in-the-saddle performance. The Recon 1.0 is a double threat - efficiency at the pedals with comfort and confidence off bike.
To create traction off the bike in wet or dry, gravel or dirt, the product development team at Specialized covered the nylon outsole with their SlipNot™ compound, they've also lifted the heel for an even more natural feeling while walking.
Three Velcro closures make slipping into the Recon 1.0 easy, and creates a fit designed for all-day comfort and performance, whether your ride calls for open gravel, twisting single track, and even more than your fair share of hike-a-bike.
Following a cycling tour around Europe in 1974, Mike Sinyard returned to the U.S. to found a company to use the components he acquired whilst in Europe, but this company soon began designing its own – that company was Specialized.