Step up to the podium with Specialized's S-Works MTB Shoes. These ultra-light kicks combine Specialized's FACT carbon soles for awesome pedaling efficiency with their supple Micromatrix uppers and pro-proven Boa closures with Velcro straps for an amazing fit and feel. You also get Specialized's renowned Body Geometry ergonomics that complement the comfort and efficiency. And, there are even replaceable lugs on the soles so these shoes will just keep going and going.
I'va had these for about a year now, and am generally quite happy with them, They are stiff, responsive, don't easily give you "hot-foot", and are relatively easy to maintain. I've found the closures a bit notchy at times, but they'r still holding up after a year and some 2500 miles. I use them with road bikes. I chose them over a "real" road shoe because I wanted something I can go int a store with and not have to "skate" on the road cleats. These shoes are quite walkable for a stiff soled shoe. I just wish they would make them in half sizes between 46 and 47.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend