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Recon 1.0 Mountain Bike Shoe

4.4 out of 5 stars
5 Reviews


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Recon 1.0 Mountain Bike Shoe

Whether the day ahead has open gravel, winding singletrack, or even some hike-a-bike in store, the Specialized Recon 1.0 Mountain Bike Shoe covers all your bases with a durable, efficient, and comfortable-in-the-dirt design. Courtesy of Specialized's exclusive STRIDE toe-flex technology, this shoe is able to deftly strike the balance of confident, natural movement off the bike and efficient pedaling in the saddle with a stiffness index of 6.0.

Backed by science, the Body Geometry sole and footbed are designed to increase power and efficiency by serving up optimal hip, knee, and foot alignment for pump track sessions and all-day XC sufferfests alike. A lifted heel adds even more natural comfort when you're forced to walk sections of the ride, and SlipNot rubber treads on the outsole lock in surefooted traction in case you encounter muddy conditions.


  • Comfort-driven MTB shoes for cross-country and trail riding
  • Body Geometry construction enhances comfort and efficiency
  • Nylon sole blends stiffness with off-bike comfort
  • Large rubber lugs provide extensive grip
  • SlipNot rubber tread provides optimal traction on wet terrain
  • Three hook-and-loop straps secure an exact fit in seconds
  • Two-bolt cleat pattern fits all major mountain bike pedals
  • Item #SCQ0085
Upper Material
hook-and-loop straps
Body Geometry
nylon, SlipNot rubber
Cleat Compatibility
Claimed Weight
[single] 11.7oz (331g)
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 5 ratings

Review Summary

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5 Stars - 3 reviews

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4 out of 5 stars

March 23, 2024

Amazing Shoe

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Haven't it out on the trails yet, as it has been raining very hard, but this shoe fits me perfectly and seems to be very well built. However, I was originally told it was supposed to arrive on a Tuesday, and it got delayed three times to the same Friday. Sucks because I was planning to ride with it Thursday

Zach L

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

5 out of 5 stars

February 27, 2024

Great Shoes at a Great Price

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:

I bought these shoes a month ago and love them. They fit as expected, accepted my Time cleats, and they look good.

5 out of 5 stars

January 14, 2022

Excellent budget shoe

I've used it several times

For the price, I think these are great. The three straps allow a good range of adjustability and helps to reduce pressure points when tightening. I've tried Shimano, Fizik, and Pearl Izumi clipless shoes, and found that all of them pinched across the top of my foot at the toes. But Specialized seem to have the right amount of width that the upper is not pinched inward when tightening. The velcro is strong, and a lot faster to get on and tight than Boa systems. The bolt holes are well positioned slightly inward of centre, and there are clear markings that make it easy setting up the same cleat position and angle on both shoes. The sole feels sufficiently stiff that I don't notice any flex on landings etc.

Richard W

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

3 out of 5 stars

July 14, 2021

Run really large, tough buy from online

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
6' 1"

Nice shoe but hard to recommend buying something that is so far off typical sizing from an online shop. No fun paying $7 to return a shoe that clearly did not fit or run true to size, recommend buying from a store that lets you try on a size and not pay for something that does not fit well. Typically wear a 45 or 46 but I am hesitant to even order a 44 in case that is also too large... shame as the green color really is nice! Trouble is not just length but the toe box is also a bit too generous. If you want a loose fitting shoe its great but I'd pass on buying from a store front that can't let you try on and find the correct size

Jordan P
5 out of 5 stars

March 27, 2021

I look cool! Lol

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

First pair of Specialized shoes... just bought a Specialized bike and these match it perfectly! They ran big.. had to return my first pair and got a 42 I wear a size 10 sometimes 11 shoe. But these fit great and I took them out today and they were great! Matched my bike perfectly!

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Tara T

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com