Increase your speed and comfort while decreasing your effort with Specialized's Elite Road Shoes. They boast stiff, reinforced soles and Specialized's excellent Body Geometry ergonomics for maximum biomechanical efficiency. With supple, breathable, synthetic-leather uppers and a combination hook-and-loop/buckle-strap fit system, the Elites deliver a customizable fit and feel you'll love.
I own these shoes and while they still look great after 100 rides, the ratchet stap is broken and specialized will not repair or replace the shoes. Poor service on their part. Spend more and get a better pair of shoes.
Bottom LineNo, I would not recommend this to a friend
I bought these to replace a very old pair of Specialized Comps. I took to them immediately,the ratcheting buckles were easy to use even while riding and my foot felt secure but not crowded. There isn't a lot of venting in the uppers and on a hot day my feet felt noticeably warm (as did everything else it was 103). My speed play cleats attached without difficulty. It's not as good as the higher priced racing shoes but that's to be expected. All in all not bad for [$]!.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend