New S-Works shoes spotted: Are these the long-awaited S-Works 8?

A close up of Cian Uijtdebroeks shoes, which appear to be new S-Works shoes
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Despite already having five different pairs of road shoes that carry the S-Works moniker, it appears that Specialized is set to launch another. Spotted last week on the feet of Daniel Oss during his Team TotalEnergies training camp, and now on the feet of Cian Uijtdebroeks at the Saudi Tour, the as-yet-unreleased pair is unequivocally a Specialized shoe. 

TotalEnergies new shoes

Team TotalEnergies first showcased the shoes at a recent training camp (Image credit: Instagram: Daniel Oss)

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton. He has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. 

On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years. He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.