Cross-country shoe showdown: Specialized S-Works XC vs Sidi Drako

Two premium XC kicks go head to head

Sidi and Specialized are known for producing some of the best mountain bike shoes out there, and when it comes to cross-country racing both of these manufacturers offer premium choices. 


We took the range-topping shoe from both brands – that’s the S-Works XC from Specialized and in Sidi’s case the Drako – and gave them out to our resident XC racer Joe Norledge, who pitched them head-to-head in this detailed video review.

Cross-country shoe showdown: specialized s-works xc vs sidi drako