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Specialized Comp Road Shoes

Specialized

Comp Road Shoes

$159.99
pair
Product Rating
 
4.0 stars
 (11 Reviews)
 

Specialized Comp Road Shoes

Specialized's Comp Road Shoes boast stiff, injection-molded soles for awesome pedal power, supple, breathable uppers for top comfort and Specialized's excellent Body Geometry insoles that perfectly support your feet. The Comps also have Boa closures and Velcro straps that let you dial in the ultimate fit.

 

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4.0 stars

(based on 11 reviews)

72%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well Ventilated  (5)
  • Simple to Use  (3)
  • Durable Sole  (2)
  • Stiff sole  (2)
  • Comfortable 

Cons

  • Hard to Walk In 
  • Standard insole hurts 
  • Forefoot uncomfortable 

Best Uses

  • Everyday riding  (5)
  • Long-distance riding  (4)
  • Climbing  (3)
  • Sprinting 

Reviewed by 11 customers

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4.0

Not the same shoe as its mtb equivalent.

By Scott007

from Edinburg, TX

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        I bought this pair since I've had the mtb comp for several years. It fits the same, but the covering is not durable at all. I've washed my mtb shoes with all types of cleaners and soaps with water, but these road comps got grungy after being caught out in the rain on one of my rides. The color started coming off on the towel as I wiped them down and now there are parts of the shoe that look different than the rest. I think the pearly paint stripped off with the water and left sticky spots that attract dirt.

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        5.0

        Best cost / benefit ratio on the market

        By k1975

        from Colombia

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              I wanted to try s-works by the first time, but Comp gives me the same weight, stiffness and comfort. Strongly recommended

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              2.0

              Think twice about Dial Closure system

              By Davethefirst

              from Texas

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                    This shoe is well-made and looks good. No issues there. The issue I have with mine is comfort and adjustability. I find the dial closure is like a "one size fits all" deal# It's simple and easy to use, but it doesn't provide me with a snug fit like the 3-strap Velcro shoes# With the 3-strap system, you can choose the tightness at 3 points on your foot# This shoe has 1 strap + 1 dial = only 2 points of tightening. For me, this is an issue ... I just can't get it right. It's either too tight or too loose. I'm dumping these shoes after a few weeks and going back to the 3-velcro strap shoes for more comfort ...

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                    5.0

                    Great Value for Price

                    By Hunter22

                    from Salt Lake City, UT

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                          I have had this shoe for over a year now, and I love it. The easy of use and durability has made this my favorite shoe by far. I have tried other brands and spent a pretty penny on some good shoes but this shoe does everything I need and I didn't have to break the bank. I would recommend this for the beginner as well as the seasoned veteran. Overall Great Shoe.

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                          1.0

                          BOA System came unglued after 2nd Use

                          By cannonspecialized

                          from Missouri

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                                The shoe looks cool, but overall I was not satisfied. The BOA system came unglued preventing the shoes to ever stay tight. Luckily my Specialized dealer was honest and returned my shoes with a full refund. Want a Specialized Shoe? Check out the ones with the ratchet, I love my Specialized Elite Road Shoe.

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                                4.0

                                Good shoe, standard insole hurts most

                                By LikesBikes

                                from Winnipeg

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                                Pros

                                • Comfy
                                • Well Ventilated
                                • Stiff sole

                                Cons

                                • Standard insole hurts

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments:

                                  I found the shoe incredibly comfortable, I got it on sale so it was a good entry level for me. I had to purchase a different insole, the one the shoes come with hurt my feet REAL bad, They seem to be designed for super flat-footed people.

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                                  5.0

                                  great shoe

                                  By bc0505

                                  from ipswich, ma

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                                  Pros

                                  • Well Ventilated
                                  • Simple to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Long-distance riding
                                    • Everyday riding

                                    Comments:

                                    i ride about 125 miles a week, tried a pair of shimano shoes, had foot burn after six miles, got smart and bought these shoes, no foot burn at all, just finished a century ride, had pure comfort the whole ride, no burn, numbness or anything, i think specialized puts way more thought into there products than most co., fit is right on, toe box is perfect with good space, can't comment on durability yet, have to wait and see.

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                                    2.0

                                    Not stoked on the attention to detail

                                    By chris

                                    from San Francisco

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                                    Pros

                                    • Durable Sole
                                    • Good looks Stiff
                                    • Well Ventilated
                                    • Good for Walking
                                    • Simple to Use

                                    Cons

                                    • Forefoot uncomfortable

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday riding
                                    • Climbing

                                    Comments:

                                    To start with, I'm a big fan of all things Specialized, including the Comp Mtn Shoe.I ride the Comp Road shoes about 100 miles a week; got them at the end of January (2010) and currently have about 500 miles on them. After about 300 miles I started to notice the insole (not the insert, which is great) felt like it was depressing under the ball of my left foot. Sure enough, under inspection the cleat plates are super-exposed w/minimal surrounding padding. This explained why I was bruising my forefoot whenever I got out of the saddle for a hard effort.A couple shops have looked at them and said to put some extra padding in there, but now my foot falls asleep after 45 minutes of riding. Not sure what to do.I know they're not the top of the line, but for[$], this shouldn't be an issue.Also, use the Euro size rather than the US # when trying them on.

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                                    4.0

                                    Review of Specialized Comp Road Shoes

                                    By CWillis

                                    from Little Elm, Texas

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                                    Pros

                                    • Simple to Use
                                    • Well Ventilated

                                    Cons

                                    • Hard to Walk In

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Climbing
                                    • Long-distance riding
                                    • Everyday riding

                                    Comments:

                                    I've only put about 200 miles on these shoes. I have no complaints. I think they were just fine. They are very well ventilated. (Which has backfired on me in the winter, my feet have been getting really cold). One of the reasons i got these shoes is because they were carbon and under $200. I just can't jsutify spending $300-$400 on shoes. Iv'e only owned two pairs of road shoes so i can't compare too much. But i have no complaints of these shoes other than in the winter time it can get cold.

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                                    5.0

                                    Hard to beat

                                    By red rider

                                    from Chicagoland

                                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable Sole
                                    • Well Ventilated
                                    • Good looking
                                    • Stiff sole

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Climbing
                                      • Long-distance riding
                                      • Everyday riding

                                      Comments:

                                      It was time to replace the old Northwaves, so I shopped around for months. Finding a Northwave dealer with actual inventory is rediculous, but I couldn't find anything comparable in value and fit. Never would've considered Specialized until I came across some strong reviews on roadbikereview. Finally tried the BG line, and was awed by the Comp. It's hard to judge a shoe from standing in the shop w/ no cleats, but was pleased w/ the feel. I'm normally a 45, but had to go all the way to 46 on these. Keep that in mind. First ride was a short 20 miler. Had to make some on-the-fly adjustments due to tightness, but that proved pretty easy with the M-lock buckles. Took a few rides to get the straps just right, but once dialed-in, high mileage comfort is a no brainer. The carbon-glass composite is every bit as stiff as full carbon on my Northwaves. Plenty of room in the toe box (which was a concern at first), and the heel cup is like butter. Bottom line, the Comp is a nice looking (I got white) shoe that performs well beyond it's midrange price. They're every bit as comfortable as the Sidi's another shop tried to sell me for almost five hundred bucks (!)

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