The use of BOA and BOA-like dials has exploded in the past two seasons, with most shoes employing some type of wire closure. And many brands are having fun customizing the dials as well as the uppers of the pros’ shoes.
While a number of companies are doing limited-edition or even custom creations for top riders, we have to give our number-one spot to a hand-created work.
5. Peter Sagan’s collection of Specialized S-Works 6s
Peter Sagan has a variety of Specialized S-Works 6 shoes
Being world champion comes with a few privileges, including a seemingly unlimited supply of high-end footwear.
Peter Sagan has worn a few limited-edition styles of the Specialized S-Works 6 this season, but our favorite is this green number with a mirrored heel cup.
Specialized has been selling small batches of the limited edition S-Works 6 shoes — but only one man gets the reflection of the rainbow stripes bouncing off of his shiny shoes.
4. Greg Van Avermaet’s Rocket 7s
This is the view of the shoe many of Van Avermaet’s competitors get at critical moments in races
On the other end of the flashy spectrum, Greg Van Avermaet’s black and white shoes are fairly plain from a distance. But GVA appears to be more interested in go than show. The outsoles of his Rocket 7 shoes are custom molded to his feet.
Judging from his wins at the Olympics and Paris-Roubaix, among other races, the shoe does indeed seem to fit.