With only 500 pairs made last year, Specialized's S-Works EXOS 99 shoes are long gone, but eBay's the place to look if you really need some – and have got the spare cash. We've found these beauties on the popular buy-and-sell platform, but they are going to cost you…
Specialized's EXOS shoe – which is very similar to the EXOS 99 available here, but uses a single Boa dial rather than the 99's lighter laces – was first spotted by Cyclingnews being used by members of the Specialized-sponsored Bora-Hansgrohe and Deceuninck-QuickStep teams at the 2019 Tour Down Under.
The EXOS 99, as its name suggests, weighs just 99 grams per shoe, while the EXOS comes in at a still featherweight 150g, with the extra weight coming from the retention system and what is apparently a slightly beefier carbon sole.
Last month, Specialized also unveiled their S-Works Vent – a sort of hybrid of the EXOS and their S-Works 7 road shoes.
As the seller reminds us, just 500 pairs of this very special EXOS 99 model available on eBay were made, and the size available here is a European 42.5.
The Czech Republic-based seller is asking a nevertheless frankly whopping US$2,000 (£1,600) for them – their retail price was US$1,050 (£845) – although there's a saving to be made if you're half a Euro-size bigger: we found these size 43 EXOS 99s for sale, too, while there are some size 42 special 2019 Tour Down Under-edition EXOS shoes (with the Boa dial) available here for half the price again.
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