Written by Toby Orton.
The Specialized Sport Road Shoe is a comfortable, basic road shoe that will suit entry-level riders progressing to cleats.
What they say: The Specialized Sport Road Shoe exhibits the essential performance and Body Geometry ergonomics of Specialized’s high-end range in an affordable design for road riding beginners.
However, they are aimed at beginners and available at a great price, which makes it difficult to dismiss the Specialized Sport Road Shoe. They are reasonably light at 290g each, subtly branded and considerably less clunky looking than rivals in their class.
Who it’s good for: The Specialized Sport Road Shoe is marketed at road beginners and there is no doubt that it makes for a good set of entry-level footwear. Its style, affordability and relative technical merits make it a good option for anyone taking the leap to cleats.